Idaho Statewide Conference

June 25-26, 2024
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Idaho Statewide Conference



The Idaho Council on Domestic Violence & Victim Assistance (ICDVVA), the Idaho Governor’s Taskforce on Children At Risk (IDCARTF), and Building Hope Today are proud to partner on our first joint conference!  Previously, we each held an annual conference in June.  In 2024, we are pleased to join forces on one conference to maximize benefits for our shared audiences.


This year’s conference theme will be “Awareness to Action: Transforming Responsive Services in Idaho.”


The conference brings together multidisciplinary team professionals working in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, stalking, and human trafficking to share knowledge and data and facilitate collaborations that will strengthen systems and enhance services for victims of crime in Idaho.

Attendance is capped at 500 people – Sign up fast!

The conference focuses on tactical training and practice, as opposed to being academic in nature.

The conference planning committee is committed to including diverse participation and perspectives to provide insights and highlight innovative approaches to meet the needs of crime victims and the agencies and systems providing victim services.

Location & Dates

The Riverside Hotel (2900 W Chinden Blvd, Garden City, ID 83714).
Tuesday, June 25, and Wednesday, June 26, from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm (Mountain Time) each day.

Early Bird Registration (ends May 1)

$100 per person for the 2-day conference if you register before May 1, 2024.  (After that, it will increase to $125.)  The cost includes lunch and snacks each day.  Registration is capped at the first 500 people.


Refunds, minus the payment processing fee, will be allowed up to 30 days before the event.  Registrations may be transferred after this time but cannot be refunded as we must commit to attendee numbers for Riverside catering (etc.).

Online Payment Processing Fee Vs. Checks

If paying online, there is a 2.2% + $0.30 per transaction payment processing fee (e.g., $100 = $102.50).
To avoid the fee, please use this alternative sign-up method (click here) to pay by check (remember, registration spots will only be secured when payment is received).   

Schedule Day 1
Schedule Day 2
  • 7:30 – 8:00 am = Check-in
  • 8:00 – 8:30 am = Opening remarks
  • 8:30 – 10:00 am = Keynote speaker
  • 10:00 – 10:30 am = Break
  • 10:30 – 11:45 am = Breakout 1 (6 tracks)
  • 11:45 – 1:15 pm = Lunch
  • 1:15 – 2:30 pm = Breakout 2 (6 tracks)
  • 2:30 – 2:45 pm = Break
  • 2:45 – 4:00 pm = Breakout 3 (6 tracks)
  • 7:30 – 8:00 am = Check-in
  • 8:00 – 8:30 am = Day 2 remarks
  • 8:30 – 10:00 am = Keynote speaker
  • 10:00 – 10:30 am = Break
  • 10:30 – 11:45 am = Breakout 1 (6 tracks)
  • 11:45 – 1:15 pm = Lunch
  • 1:15 – 2:30 pm = Breakout 2 (6 tracks)
  • 2:30 – 2:45 pm = Break
  • 2:45 – 4:00 pm = Breakout 3 (6 tracks)
Keynote Speakers
Day 1 - Kevin Mulcahy, JD

Randy and Me: A Prosecutor’s Story About His Childhood Sexual Abuse

This Keynote will recount Kevin’s own story of sexual exploitation at the hands of his soccer coach, Randy. But, it will not be merely a retelling of the past. Instead, the presentation will address lessons learned from his case by combining Kevin’s experience both as a victim and a long-time prosecutor of child exploitation cases. Knowing what he knows now, Kevin believe there are lessons to be learned from his story for the investigator (Kevin’s was great), the prosecutor (Kevin’s was terrible), and the forensic interviewer (Kevin did not have one). Beyond these (hopefully) useful lessons, the presentation will provide plenty of time for questions from attendees. Given the nature of our work, we don’t often get to ask questions (beyond factual questions) of our child victims. This presentation will provide that opportunity.


Kevin Mulcahy is a survivor of child sexual abuse. He spent over 20 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Throughout his career, Kevin prosecuted a variety of cases, including offenses involving firearms, drugs, bank robberies, threats, terrorism, and other federal prosecutions. But most of his caseload focused on child exploitation crimes, including production of child pornography cases, traveler cases, and other significant crimes against children prosecutions. Kevin also serves on the board of directors of his local Child Advocacy Center. Kevin obtained his undergraduate degree in Statistics and American Culture from the University of Michigan and his JD from Santa Clara School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Santa Clara Law Review. He has 3 kids, 2 pets, and a very nice wife.

Day 2 - Donna Bartos, MPA

The prevention of Domestic/Sexual/Teen Dating Violence, Especially Among Gen Z Youth

Donna Bartos founded BLOOM365 in 2006 as “Purple Ribbon Council to Cut Out Domestic Abuse,” a grassroots volunteer-led movement to break the silence, break the cycle and save lives from domestic violence. In the early years, Donna mobilized a national network of stay at home moms to raise awareness and funds through “purple” themed “Girls Night Out to Cut Out Domestic Abuse” events at salons and spas and “Rock the Purple” concerts at Hard Rock Cafes to benefit, support and empower children orphaned by domestic violence. In 2010, she developed “Are you blooming or wilting?” a research-based root cause prevention education tool which remains the foundation of our mission, vision and work to this day. Donna has over 25 years experience in non-profit management, program development, marketing and fundraising. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from McDaniel College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Grand Canyon University. 

Conference tracks
Professional Development

Continuing education credits will be available from the Idaho State Bar, POST, and National Association of Social Workers. 


We have reserved a block of rooms at the Riverside Hotel:

  • Monday, June 24 = 135 rooms
  • Tuesday, June 25 = 135 rooms
  • Wednesday, June 26 = 30 rooms

Room rates are quoted exclusive of local taxes and fees, currently 13%.
RESERVATIONS: Reservations will be made by INDIVIDUAL CALL-IN no later than THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2024.
After that date, Riverside will accept reservations based on availability and at the prevailing rate.

To reserve your room, please call 208-343-1871 and ask for the Awareness to Action: Transforming Responsive Services in Idaho Conference” group rate. 

If you are reserving a room, please read this!

Dilemma: The Riverside does not offer block rooms at the GSA rate during summer months as their demand is too high.  They have set $199/night for our block of rooms.  The Federal Government will not reimburse lodging if the invoice states over $165/night. It will not even pay $165/night, and agencies pay the $34/night.

Solution: BHT has worked with Riverside Hotel to “buy down” the rate, meaning BHT will pay $34/night for each night within our block of rooms, so your invoice only says $165/night. That way, for example, ICDVVA grantees can submit this for reimbursement as part of their grant awards; and similar with other agencies using federal funding to attend the conference.

IMPORTANT: Your invoice should say $165/night and not mention the $34/night paid by BHT.  If it does not reflect this, please contact so we can work through any hiccups together.  

This BHT offer to “buy down” your room rate will only last until May 15, and there are only a limited number in our block, so book rooms early!

Learn more about us

Click HERE for ICDVVA’s website.

Click HERE for IDCARTF’s website.

Click HERE for BHT’s one-pager.

Planning Committee (alphabetical)
  • Darci Anderson – Idaho Crime Victim Compensation Program
  • Micaela Ríos Anguiano – Idaho Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence 
  • Amy Duque – Idaho Council on Domestic Violence & Victim Assistance
  • Jean Fisher, JD – Building Hope Today
  • Sonja Howerton – Idaho Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers
  • Rachel Kaschmitter – Idaho Council on Domestic Violence & Victim Assistance
  • Amber Moe – Idaho Council on Domestic Violence & Victim Assistance
  • Mindy Peper – Idaho Governor’s Children At Risk Taskforce
  • Jill RobertsonIdaho Governor’s Children At Risk Taskforce
  • Michael Rotchford – Building Hope Today
  • Sheila Sturgeon Freitas, Ph.DIdaho Governor’s Children At Risk Taskforce
  • Jennifer Tachell – Idaho Governor’s Children At Risk Taskforce
  • Tammara Tarvin – Idaho Sheriff’s Association
  • Faye White – Building Hope Today
  • Dana WiemillerIdaho Council on Domestic Violence & Victim Assistance
We’d love to see you there!

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