(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Registration for the 21st annual Two Days in May conference on victim assistance is now open. Registration is available at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov. The theme of the May 10-11 conference this year is: Mission Possible – let no victim stand alone.
"Two Days in May is an extensive and valuable conference for everyone involved in assisting crime victims," said Attorney General Mike DeWine. "I encourage anyone who works with crime victims to attend. It's not only informative; Two Days in May is an excellent opportunity for networking that can prove valuable long after the conference."
This nationally recognized victim advocacy conference works to continually improve the services offered to crime victims and discover new ways to help. This year's conference includes the following sessions: Missing Children: The Connection to Domestic Sex Trafficking; "Mean Girls" How Bullying Differs with Females; Testifying in Court for Victim Advocates; and Understanding Victims of Domestic Violence: It's the Perpetrator's World and the Victim Just Lives in It.
The conference will also include an extended look at Ohio's foster care system, examining in particular those children who "age out" of foster care. The Attorney General's Foster Youth Symposium will be held over both days of the conference. It builds on Attorney General DeWine's Child Safety Summits he has been hosting around the state to study foster care in Ohio.
The 2012 conference is at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N. High St., Columbus. The cost of the two-day conference is $50. The conference is hosted and organized by the Attorney General's Crime Victim Section, in conjunction with several other agencies, including the Ohio Department of Health; Ohio Department of Public Safety Office of Criminal Justice Services; Ohio Domestic Violence Network; Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women; Parents of Murdered Children; Ohio Victim Witness Association; Ohio Network of Child Advocacy Centers; Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association; Ohio CASA/GAL Association; Mothers Against Drunk Driving; Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Assault; Ohio Coalition of Adult Protective Services; Buckeye Regional Anti-Violence Organization; Justice League of Ohio; and the Ohio Professional Society on Abuse of Children.
Additional information about the conference will be available by visiting www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/tdim.