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News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: April 11, 2017, 6 a.m.

Sheriff's Office hosts 18th annual Child Abuse & Family Violence Summit April 11-14


The 2017 Child Abuse and Family Violence Summit starts Tuesday, April 11 and ends Friday, April 14 at the Red Lion Hotel on the River in Portland, Oregon.


Child Abuse Summit conference notebook coverThe Summit was started in 2000 by Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts. At that time, he was a CCSO 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 led to the founding of the three-and-a-half-day multi-disciplinary conference -- designed for professionals working in the areas of investigations, interviewing, assessment, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse, neglect and domestic violence.

Last year, over 800 attendees, instructors and volunteers gathered from across the United States and around the world for the Summit.


Keynote speakers at this year's Summit include:

The Summit will also feature an exclusive concert for attendees featuring rising country star Jackson Michelson.


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 Summit is presented with the generous support of sponsors including the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association, SEARCH, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Franz, the Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation, Widmer Brothers Brewing, and the Clackamas County Multidisciplinary Team.

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Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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