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Virtual Rural Conference

2024 Conference Dates Coming Soon

Coordinated Community Responses (CCRs) have been recognized as a best practice in reducing domestic violence since the Violence Against Women Act was enacted over 20 years ago and can be particularly effective in rural communities, where close-knit relationships and highly engaged community members provide an ideal jumping off point for collaborative efforts. However, with limited resources that must stretch further than their urban counterparts’, it can often be a struggle to implement and sustain this approach.

Recognizing this, ICCR and the Conference on Crimes Against Women are coming together to provide critical training and resources for implementing collaborative, systemic responses to domestic violence in rural communities nationwide.

The Virtual Rural Conference provides a two-day extensive training experience online – accessible to all. Over 20 speakers across multiple training sessions share their expertise on various topics regarding violence against women in rural communities.


Conference Format

Sessions are presented virtually in early October.

All sessions are recorded and available for viewing through the end of the year. Most workshops are 90 minutes.

Eligibility to Attend

This conference is conducted for the sole purpose of providing training to only those people employed by governmental or non-profit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, civil attorneys who work with female victims of crime, corporate safety professionals, judges, emergency telecommunications, tribal groups, military, social services, victim’s advocacy, therapy, medicine, and to other professionals who work directly with victims of crime.

The management of ICCR reserves the right to refuse admission to any individual who does not meet these criteria. If you have any questions about if you qualify to attend this conference, please contact our staff by email at

Continuing Education Credit

Each year the conference provides various accreditation credits. These credits are subject to change each year.

The following accreditation was available for the 2023 conference.

  • National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA): Attendees are eligible for up to 21 hours of credit for D-SAAP (Dept. of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program) and 21 hours of credit for NACP (National Advocate Credentialing Program). Attendees must self-report through their own Licensing Board.
  • State Bar of Texas (MCLE): Attendees are eligible to receive up to 21 hours of MCLE credit.
  • Texas State Board of Examiners Of Professional Counseling (LPC): Attendees are eligible for up to 1.5 hours of credit. Attendees must self-report through their own Licensing Board.
  • Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners (LMSW): Attendees are eligible for up to 20 hours of credit. Attendees must self-report through their own Licensing Board.
  • Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD): Up to 12.5 CJAD-FV hours and 21 CJAD-BIPP hours available. Attendees must self-report through their own Licensing Board.
  • Non-Texas attendees: Training credit may be awarded at your state’s licensing agency’s discretion.


The conference is $100 for individuals and $75 for groups of 5 or more.

We accept credit card, check, or purchase order up until a designated date. You will have the option to select one of these three options when you register. After a designated date, we only accept credit card.


All workshops are closed captioned. If you require additional accommodations, you can indicate your needs during registration or contact

Cancellation Policy

We will not be offering cancellations or refunds for the Virtual Rural Conference.

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email at with any questions you may have.

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