31st Annual McGuire Memorial Conference on Family Violence

October 22 and 23, 2020

Join us as we move to an online venue!


Experts take a deeper look at the unexpected ways offenders target and torment their victims; the impact of violence on children; and new initiatives to combat these criminals.  Attendees will take part in a MOCK FATALITY REVIEW!


The Billings Area Family Violence Task force is excited to offer the excellent conference content you expect,
delivered directly to your home or office, AND at a lower registration cost!

Registration now closed.

If you are already a registered conference attendee, you should have received
an e-mail from the Billings Area Family Violence Task Force with conference material
and webinar links.  If you have not received that e-mail
(check your spam/junk folder) contact the Task Force at

THURSDAY–Session begins at 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Neil Websdale and colleagues from the Family Violence Center at Arizona State University will present:

  • 9:00-10:00:  Fatality Review Process presented by Dr. Neil Websdale
  • 10:15-11:15:  Community Informed Risk Assessments presented by Greg Giangobbe and Mark Perkovich
  • 11:30-12:30:  The Arizona Child and Adolescent Survivor Initiative presented by Holly Hulen
  • 12:30-1:30:  LUNCH BREAK
  • 1:30-4:30:  Mock fatality review–broken up into several guided discussion groups, attendees will review a case involving domestic violence and a spree killing

FRIDAY–Session begins at 9:00 a.m.

Catherine Garcia, an investigator from the San Diego Police Department (1987-2001) and San Diego County District Attorney’s Office (2001-2017), will present information and case studies on:

  • Family Court and Child Abduction
  • “False” or Misleading Information
  • Corroboration: Finding and using paper evidence in an investigation
  • Trauma Informed Investigations
  • Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)

Sessions will be broken up with breaks after each–specific times for Fridays sessions to be determined