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!

Early Bird Registration through September 30:
$50 for 1 day (Thursday or Friday)
$80 for both days

Standard Registration October 1:
$60 for 1 days (Thursday or Friday)
$100 for both days

Online registration BELOW–lock in your Early Bird rates by contacting the Billings Area Family Violence Task Force now!
(Montana POST credits approved–additional CEUs pending)


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

  • Fatality reviews
  • Community informed risk assessments
  • The new Arizona Child and Adolescent Survivor Initiative
  • Mock fatality review–broken up into several guided discussion groups, attendees will review a case involving domestic violence and a spree killing


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 other civil filings, ID theft, revenge porn–how savvy criminals use legal process to threaten, torment, and ruin their victims
  • Child abduction and Internet Crimes Against Children
  • Trauma informed interviewing, and the myths and realities of false statements
  • Documenting evidence beyond forensic evidence


McGuire Conference Early Bird Registration

September 1 – 30, 2020

Please click on the link below to register