2023 Annual Conference

2023 STD


29th Annual Statewide Family Violence Conference

"Evolving Responses: What Communities Can Do To Reduce Family Violence"              

September 17-20, 2023

The Jekyll Island Convention Center

Jekyll Island, GA

GCFV’s annual conference is a professional training conference. It is an opportunity for people from a variety of backgrounds to come together and explore strategies to end family violence. Our goal is to provide a wide range of workshops that address the conference theme through a variety of family violence and sexual assault-related topics. We encourage proposals that address the challenges, needs and interests of a wide range of practitioners and stakeholders and offer innovative practices and concepts.

On average, GCFV welcomes 600+ attendees. Registration for attendance at this conference is limited to: certified Family Violence Intervention Program providers/facilitators (including providers/facilitators-in-training), individuals employed at an agency, department or organization that provides direct services to domestic violence and/or sexual assault victims (including first responders), child advocates or service providers, active law enforcement. Attendees represent a range of personal and professional backgrounds and experiences, providing services in Georgia and beyond.


GCFV Annual Conference Attendance Policy

The Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV) strives to unite Georgia systems engaged in response to domestic violence and sexual assault through a collaborative training environment that promotes a coordinated community response to awareness, prevention, and intervention in domestic violence and sexual assault.

The Statewide Family Violence Conference is a multidisciplinary training event for professionals currently providing direct services to victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and/or sexual assault who are attending to obtain continuing education hours required for licensing or certification. Religious leaders or clergy members may contact the Commission on Family Violence for information on attending or sending a representative. This training event is not open to the general public. The Georgia Commission on Family Violence reserves the right to limit or refuse attendance at this event.

Only the named registrant may attend the conference. A request to transfer registration must be submitted to GCFV in writing by Thursday, September 8, 2023. Contact Jameelah Ferrell at [email protected] to request a transfer. GCFV will confirm transfers within 1-3 business days. No on-site registrations - no exceptions.

If you are interested in more training or webinar events from GCFV, visit the Events & Training tab in the News and Events section on our website at https://gcfv.georgia.gov/events-training.