The NYS Office of Victim Services (OVS) is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the OVS 2021 Conference, 20 Years Later: Mass Casualty Events and the Evolution of Victim Services.
The OVS 2021 Conference is a biennial statewide professional development conference for victim services advocates, providers, and allied professionals with varied levels of experience from all over New York State. This year’s conference will offer in-person OR virtual attendance options and will be hosted in New York City on August 25 – 26, 2021.
This year's conference will feature multiple workshop and plenary sessions with presentations from more than two dozen acclaimed professionals and victim advocacy experts from across the country. Special guests and presentations include:
Scarlett Lewis – Founder and Chief Movement Officer of Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement - Mother of Sandy Hook Shooting Victim, Jesse Lewis
Professional Program with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Max Schachter – National School Safety Advocate - Founder and Executive Director of Safe Schools for Alex - Father of Parkland Shooting Victim, Alex Schachter
Eric McGriff – Violence Preventionist - Prevention Program Coordinator at the Crime Victims Treatment Center
A preview of the full conference agenda is available via the OVS 2021 Conference Workshop Sessions Catalog.
Registration for the OVS 2021 Conference is now open. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and will be processed online at:
The registration fee for the OVS 2021 Conference is $275.00 for in-person attendance, or $175.00 for virtual attendance. More details on what is included with each ticket type as well as the cancellation policy and special request instructions are available via the OVS 2021 Conference Registration Guidelines.
If you have additional questions about the registration process, please email email@example.com or call (518) 485-0637.