Internationally recognized, the Crimes Against Children Conference is the premier conference of its kind providing practical and interactive instruction to those fighting crimes against children and helping children heal.
The conference is presented annually by the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center and the Dallas Police Department. The conference is conducted to provide training to those employed by government or nonprofit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, child protective services, social work, children's advocacy, therapy, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime.
The conference is expected to exceed 4,300 professionals from every state in the US and numerous other countries who attend the conference to hear from more than 200 expert faculty conducting more than 35 concurrent tracks of instruction and hands-on computer labs.
If your organization is interested in the health and safety of children, or in training law enforcement, child protective services personnel, prosecutors and other professionals involved in protecting children, this premier, internationally-recognized conference is a must for your marketing dollars. Retail sales, law enforcement equipment, professional training, technology equipment and forensic software are among our most popular exhibits.
This is the largest conference of its kind in the world, that provides both basic and advanced training in the detection, investigation, prosecution, and healing interventions in all types of child victimization, including physical and sexual abuse, neglect, fatalities, sexual exploitation, abduction, trafficking and Internet-related exploitation.
DCAC houses the Child Abuse Unit of the Dallas Police Department, five units of CPS, and an Assistant District Attorney. Having all of these professionals under one roof drives collaboration and communication in the very sensitive cases that DCAC coordinates. DCAC also works with, among others, more than 25 other police agencies in Dallas County and Children’s Medical Center. A DCAC forensic interviewer listens to the child’s story and asks non-leading, developmentally-appropriate questions as the child talks about the trauma he/she has experienced. Law enforcement and CPS professionals observe the interview from a separate room.This reduces trauma for the child and provides for a much stronger case if the case goes to court.