The Summit was started by Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts 12 years ago. At that time, he was a detective working child-abuse and child-homicide investigations. He realized they weren't isolated cases -- that instead we were facing a hidden epidemic of violence and abuse.
This three-and-a-half-day multi-disciplinary conference is for professionals working in the areas of investigations, interviewing, assessment, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse, neglect and domestic violence. Last year, over 750 attendees came from across the United States and around the world.
The Summit is hosted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team and the Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT). The Summit's goal is to educate professionals on the complex issues associated with child abuse and family violence, to broaden each professional's knowledge base in multiple areas, and to increase understanding of the other agencies' roles and responsibilities.
The conference theme, "The Power of One in Collaboration with Others," continues throughout the Summit as professionals learn new ways to work together to protect and make each child safe in our communities.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office offers its sincere thanks to SAFEWAY as a steadfast supporter and corporate sponsor of the Summit.
Visit www.ChildAbuseSummit.com for more information. The 2013 Summit will be held April 23-26, 2013 at the Red Lion Hotel on the River.
Registration for the Summit is closed. Media should contact CCSO PIO Sgt. Adam Phillips for inquiries.
Adam Phillips, Sergeant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office