30th Annual McGuire Memorial Conference on Family Violence
The Road to Best Practices
September 26 and 27, 2019
Billings Clinic – Mary Alice Fortin Health Conference Center
This 30th annual conference is presented each year to memorialize Dr Isabel McGuire and her two children, Kate and Jenny, who were all killed in 1989 by Isabel’s second husband.
To open this year’s conference, we have invited a blue-ribbon panel of state and local leaders including: County Attorney Scott Twito, County Sheriff Mike Linder, Mayor Bill Cole, and Police Chief Rich St John. Each has been invited to make opening comments regarding progress in reducing family violence that they have seen or participated in over the past 30 years and to also comment on the work and challenges that they see still ahead.
Billings Police Detective Katie Nash will also speak about the Evidence-Based Violence and Threat Risk Assessment (APRAIS) being implemented by local law enforcement officers. Speakers are being invited to report on the work of local FBI in reference to Human Trafficking, from the Native American Fatality Review Commission and from the Yellowstone County Family Recovery Court.
Asst. AG Jon Bennion will present information on the progress in the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative. Legislator, Kim Dudik from Missoula will return to the conference again this year to provide information on Montana’s recent legislative session and changes in the laws and their impact on children and families, including the passage of the resolution declaring pornography a public health risk.
We will wrap up the two full days with a review of best-practices programming and services. We are inviting some of the key service providers in our area to give brief reports on services and programs that are new and how their important and specialized services are of benefit to children and families in our community.
Contact us to reserve your Agency Table today, only $50. (No sale of items permitted.)
We will continue to update this information as our planning continues.
View and print the brochure here: 2019 McGuire Info Brochure
Come and join us for two jam-packed days of information and inspiration!