8:30 am - 5:00 pm CST

Presented in partnership with


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.


Conference Format

Sessions will be presented virtual and live on October 3 and 4.

All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing through December 31, 2022. Most workshops are 90 minutes.

Submit a Speaker Proposal

Submit a Proposal HERE. Any speaker proposal focused on collaborative solutions for responding to domestic violence specifically in rural communities is encouraged. The proposal deadline is July 31, 2022 upon which the RFP will be officially closed. Speakers will be notified of acceptances by August 30, 2022.

OVW Approval

OVW has approved the following programs:

Grantees from CSSP, Disability, ICJR, Rural, SASP, State Coalitions, STOP, Transitional Housing,  and Underserved programs have conditionally approved their grantees to attend this conference.  Grantees must submit a Grant Award Modification (GAM) requesting approval to use their OVW funds to attend this conference.  Grantees must receive approval from their program specialists before they commit or expend any funds related to attending this conference.

The reference number for this conference is OVW-2022-MU-028.  This number must be used by grantees when requesting approval to attend the conference.

Continuing Education Credit

All continuing education credit is subject to self-reporting.  The Conference does NOT submit continuing education credits on behalf of attendees. Each attendee must report their attendance to their individual reporting agency. It is up to each individual reporting agency to accept eligible hours and report those hours. Upon completion of the post-conference survey, attendees will receive a completion certificate indicating completed hours. ICCR staff will be monitoring each webinar for attendance accuracy in case of an audit.

The following accreditation is available for the 2022 conference.

  • National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA): Attendees are eligible for up to 25.5 hours of credit. Attendees must self-report through their own Licensing Board.
  • State Bar of Texas (MCLE): Attendees are eligible to receive up to 25.5 hours of MCLE credit.
  • Texas State Board of Examiners Of Marriage And Family Therapists (LMFT): Attendees are eligible for up to 1.5 hours of credit. Attendees must self-report through their own Licensing Board.
  • 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 19.5 hours of credit. Attendees must self-report through their own Licensing Board.
  • Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD): Up to 22.5 CJAD-FV hours and 3 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. Your licensing agency can contact CCAW Operations Manager, Megan Smith, at 214.389.7772 or with any questions regarding your attendance.


All workshops will be closed captioned. If you require additional accommodations, please indicate your needs during registration or contact

Payment and W9

Payments must be made during registration by credit or debit card. Groups needing to pay by purchase order may request an invoice by contacting

Click to download CCAW’s W9.

Cancellation Policy

We are not accepting cancellations for the Rural Virtual Conference, but you are able to transfer your registration to another person by logging in through your confirmation email. There are no fees associated with the transfer.

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

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email at or phone at 214-389-7736 with any questions you may have.

For additional questions visit our frequently asked questions