Conference Coming Up: “Taking Action, Creating Change”

Justice for Deaf Victims National Coalition (JDVNC) and Deaf DAWN are hosting a conference,  “Taking Action, Creating Change” at the Sheraton Hotel in Silver Spring, Maryland near our nation’s capital of Washington, DC on October 25-28, 2016.   We will be celebrating the evolution of Deaf anti-violence movement spanning thirty years of advocacy and service! In response to the changing needs of the field, JDVNC will be unveiling a new organizational name, logo, mission, vision, and values at the conference. We hope you can join us!

There is 45 more days to sign up for the early bird registration which is $290. Please grab this deal, and sign up as soon as possible. Prices will increase to $340 starting February 1st.  Register here.

In addition, we are gathering call for proposals and presentations. If you or your agency is interested in presenting at the conference, fill out the call for proposal application here. The application is due on February 12, 2016!  Some of the workshop topics we are looking to include are:

  • advocacy
  • prevention/education
  • intervention
  • engaging aspiring allies
  • systems advocacy
  • board development
  • capacity building/sustainability
  • legislation/legislative advocacy
  • anti-oppression/ intersectionality
  • community accountability

We welcome Deaf advocates, counselors, educators, interpreters, and hearing allies working with Deaf survivors to be a part of a new wave of trauma informed advocacy and violence reduction efforts.  Check out  for conference updates, and follow us on:

Facebook: Justice for Deaf Victims National Coalition

Instagram: deafjustice123

If you have any questions, concerns or need additional information, email us at:

Register today to be a part of a new era for the next 30 years!