Prominent keynote speakers, multidisciplinary panels, guided networking sessions, and concurrent sessions will address these complex issues and generate ideas for creative collaboration to address veterans. Thursday evening will feature the documentary, Thank You for the Service, and a talk-back session with some of the film-makers. Enjoy breakfast and lunch with others committed to justice and resources for veterans.
Please see information for registration below. Scholarships are available.
We look forward to see you at Pepperdine’s campus in Malibu for critical and constructive discussions.
Collaborative responses are critical to ensuring access to justice for veterans. This event will feature discussions of best practices and emerging policies for serving justice in situations involving veterans, as well as an examination of advocacy within and beyond government and public responses. We will provide opportunities for building creative and constructive collaborations among stakeholders and service-providers.
Our audience is diverse, including veterans and veterans advocacy organizations; attorneys, judges, lawmakers, and other professionals involved in justice-involved veterans; government officials, public servants, and policy makers who administer benefits and services to veterans; and academics and advocates studying systemic responses to veterans’ needs and civil rights.
Our two day conference will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 3 and 4. During those hours we likely will have these elements:
- Two Keynote Speakers
- Three Programmed Panels
- Working Groups
- Concurrent Sessions
- Continental breakfasts, lunches and refreshment breaks
- TBD: Screening of “Thank You for the Service,” with a talk-back session as an alternate event Thursday evening
Our potential topics are diverse, broadly including these topics: veterans treatment courts, volunteer lawyer programs, clinics, public defenders, medical-legal partnerships, community education, discharge upgrades, military sexual trauma, homelessness, addiction, post-trauma disorders, traumatic brain injuries, suicide, cultural competence, gender equity.