Our staff and presenters would like to thank all of our attendees for joining us at this year’s Sharing the Hope event. It was an outstanding success. We are sorry to have missed those who were unable to come and hope to see you next year. Please note that we are unable to issue refunds for any individual who did not submit the request 24 hours in advance of the JuST Conference. Thank you for your understanding.
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Thursday, November 7
Protected Innocence Challenge 2013
12:00 – 1:00 PM
The state report card grades will be released for the third year running. Between 2011 and 2012, 15 states improved their grade. What will this year bring?
National Colloquium 2013
1:30 – 5:00 PM
In partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and Casey Family Programs, Shared Hope will host judges, child welfare leaders, survivors and services providers to examine current system responses for trafficked youth. This event is free and open to the public.
Meet and Greet
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Shared Hope staff will welcome arriving guests in the Lobby Bar at the Hamilton Hotel. Conference attendees can skip the lines and pick up their registration packets early.
U.S. Capitol Tour with Congresswoman Smith
8:00 – 10:00 PM
Join Linda Smith, Shared Hope’s President and Founder, for an evening visit to the U.S. Capitol where Linda will host a private tour of Congress. Transportation back to the Hamilton Hotel will be provided.
Friday, November 8
8:30 – 5:00 PM
This two day conference on Juvenile Sex Trafficking will expand upon basic training to take your understanding and expertise to the advanced level. Experts and survivors from around the nation will teach on today’s hottest issues facing anti-trafficking advocates and professionals including gang trafficking, trauma on the brain, survivors and media, and more. Complete conference agenda coming soon! Meals included.
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5:00 – 6:00 PM
Join us for complimentary refreshments and the chance to meet hundreds of anti-trafficking advocates, professionals and leaders in the field. Don’t miss this great networking opportunity! For JuST Conference attendees only
Sharing the Hope Gala & Pathbreaker Award Ceremony
7:00 – 10:00 PM
Join us at the beautiful Sphinx Ballroom next to the historic Hamilton Hotel for the 2013 Pathbreaker Awards recognizing individuals leading the fight against demand. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and dancing will be the order of the evening! Dress is business/formal.
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Saturday, November 9
JuST Conference Continued
8:30 – 3:30 PM
Join us for day two of the Juvenile Sex Trafficking Conference. Experts and survivors from around the nation will teach on today’s hottest issues facing anti-trafficking advocates and professionals including gang trafficking, trauma on the brain, survivors and media, and more. Complete conference agenda coming soon! Meals included.
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We’ve been approved to offer 10.75 credit hours through Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.
We’ve been approved for 9 CEUS through NASW.
This course has also been determined to qualify for AZ POST continuing training credit.
Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission has approved the conference for credit hours.
We have applied for credit hours with Maryland Department of Public Safety as well as the National Association of Social Workers.
Stay tuned for more information.
- The Hamilton Crowne Plaza is just steps away from the McPherson Square Metro stop, a direct link from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) on the blue line.
Includes 15 tickets to Sharing the Hope and full page, color ad in program
Includes 10 tickets to Sharing the Hope and half page, color ad in program
Includes 5 tickets to Sharing the Hope and half page, black and white ad in program
- Amy English
- Araminta Freedom Initiative
- Dan & Donna O’Bryant
- Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew
- Bazzel Baz, Founder, Association for the Recovery of Children
- Donna Linton, Soroptimist International of Stuart
- Dr. Gary L. Jones, CEO, Youth for Tomorrow
- Hager Sharp, Inc.
- Vern Smith, Shared Hope Board of Directors
- The Honorable Ted Poe – U.S. House of Representatives
- The Honorable Randy Weber – U.S. House of Representatives
- Laura and Jim Warren – The Bowles Family Foundation Girls on a Journey Program with Youth for Tomorrow
Sharing the Hope registration is now closed. Walk up registration will be available on site for the Gala only.
Please plan to attend the 2013 National Colloquium: Judicial Process and Placement for Juvenile Sex Trafficking Victims and Survivors
on November 7, from 1:30-5 pm, free and open to the public with no registration necessary!