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The VWAP Conference is back! This year we are leaving the mountains behind and heading to the coast. St. Simons is a breathtaking island filled with moss-draped oaks, winding roads, charming shops, and spectacular sunrises/sunsets. Step away from the office and into this conference filled with like-minded individuals who are passionate about making a difference in the criminal justice field and supporting crime victims.

When: February 21-23, 2024

Where: Sea Palms in St. Simons Island

Welcome and Announcements: 12:25pm on Wednesday, February 21st

Concludes: 12:15pm on Friday, February 23rd

No-Show Policy: Please review the no-show policy that became effective January 1, 2022.

Tentative topics include:

*Up to 11 Victim Advocate hours available*

  • Survivor Story
  • Post-Adjudication Services
  • The Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program
  • Working with Survivors of Sexual Assault
  • Understanding Trauma and Its Impact on Children
  • Strangulation
  • Intimidation: How to Identify Tactics and Assist Your Victims
  • Victim Centered Restorative Justice
  • And more!

Please note that there are no scholarships available for this conference.

$225 Registration Fee | Please note that, unfortunately, because PAC is the recipient of the VOCA funds, offices cannot use those VOCA funds to pay a registration fee to PAC (you can't pay yourself with your own grant funds).

All registrations must be paid in full by Wednesday, January 31, 2024, to hold your spot at the conference. If you paid for your registration and can no longer attend the conference, the refund cut-off date is Wednesday, January 31, 2024. Any refund requests after this date will have to be reviewed by the Director of Training, Kelli Baxter.

CLE & POST | There will be no CLEs for prosecutors or POST credit available to law enforcement officers. This conference will only provide victim advocate credit.

Attendance | Again this conference is open to ALL prosecution-based victim advocates throughout the state regardless of funding source. Due to limited seating, we are monitoring registration and will cancel registrants who do not meet this requirement. If you have questions about this, please contact us at

No On-site Registration | If one does not register ahead of time, he or she will not be allowed to register for the conference on-site. Please ensure your registration is complete. You should receive a registration number and a confirmation email. Please check your spam/junk folder as the first few emails from Glue Up may go here.

Reimbursements | Unfortunately due to FY24 VOCA cuts, FY24 grants are for personnel only and will NOT cover any training/travel expense. Therefore, you CANNOT utilize any VOCA funds for the upcoming 2024 VWAP Conference travel expenses. If you have any questions relating to VOCA and/or the cuts, please contact Sarai Leonide Medina at If your DA approves travel to the VWAP Conference, you may submit reimbursement to PAC, and you will be reimbursed out of your DA's travel budget. Please click this reimbursement document for more information. Employees of other agencies are not eligible for reimbursement by PAC.

PAC's Updated Reimbursement Guide | If you are wondering how to calculate per diem on travel days, what needs to appear on a receipt to be reimbursed for lodging expenses, or how to submit travel claims for conflict cases, our guide covers these topics and much more. Please view the guide located at:

Certificates | Certificate templates for this conference will be emailed to registered attendees after the event has wrapped.

Reservations | When making your reservations, please inform the hotel that you are with the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia group. Below is the negotiated rate for Sea Palms. At this time, we have not negotiated with another hotel yet. If anything changes, we will let you know.

Sea Palms - $159.00 (The link to book a room is also included in the Suggested Lodging under the Documents tab. Please be sure to review all documents in this section.)

Waiver Regarding COVID-19 | Any person entering the premises waives all civil liability against this premises owner and operator for any injuries caused by the inherent risk associated with contracting COVID-19 at public gatherings, except for gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm, by the individual or entity of the premises.

Children | No children, regardless of age, will be allowed in the lecture sessions.

Weather | This registration payment cannot be refunded and/or applied to a different conference due to inclement weather. Refunds for registration payments can only be made prior to the registration deadline. There will be no exceptions.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rachel Edwards at or


Sea Palms
515 N. Windward Drive
St. Simons Island, Georgia

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