Annual Domestic Violence & Sex Offender Management Conference

2023 Annual Domestic Violence & Sex Offender Management Conference

"Activating Intersectionality while Building Healthy Lives & Trusting Partnerships"

July 11 - 14, 2023

Breckenridge, CO

Registration Opens April 24th



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Gary Burgin Sex Offender Management or Treatment Leadership Award

Leadership in SO Management

This award will honor a person who exhibits the attributes of effective leadership in sex offender management or treatment. This person should have respect among peers, and a high level of integrity. This person should promote collaboration, and his/her efforts should have resulted in positive change and significant contributions to their community or the state in sex offender management or treatment. This award is appropriate for treatment providers, supervision officers, caseworkers, researchers, and other professionals responsible for sex offender management/treatment.

Who was Gary Burgin?

Gary Burgin was a probation supervisor for the 18th Judicial District Probation Department. He was a member of a number of different committees for the Domestic Violence Offender Management Board including the Domestic Violence Treatment Review Committee and assisted with the movement to a risk and need-based approach to offender treatment and supervision.

Gary passed away after a lengthy battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on February 22, 2008. 

Recent Awardees


Missy Gursky, MA


Bob Dix, LPC


Dr. Kevin Powell


Sue Wich


S. Michael Dunlap


Steven H. Parker

Senator Norma Anderson Excellence in Victim Advocacy Award

Victim Representation

This award will honor a person who exhibits excellence, innovation, or creativity in victim representation. This person should demonstrate exceptional compassion, dedication, and commitment to victims. This award is appropriate for victim advocates and representatives, victim therapists, law enforcement, and other professionals who work with or for victims. 

Who was Norma Anderson?

Norma Anderson was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives from 1981-1998 and served as Majority Leader. She then was elected to the Senate from 1999-2005, and served as Majority Leader of the Senate, becoming the first woman ever to serve as Majority Leader in both the House and the Senate. She cites one of her biggest legislative accomplishments was the Lifetime Supervision Act for individuals convicted for a sexual offense. 

Recent Awardees


Jean McAllister, MSW


Jennifer Eyl, JD


Mary. S Mclver


Renee Stewart


Karmen Carter


Spiro Koinis

Denise Fransua Domestic Violence Offender Management Leadership Award

Leadership in DV Management

This award will honor a person who exhibits the attributes of effective leadership in domestic violence offender management. This person should exhibit charisma, demonstrate exceptional compassion, dedication, be influential and driven to make a difference in either reducing the occurrence of domestic violence or making a difference in the lives of victims of domestic violence. This person's efforts should have resulted in positive change and significant contributions to their community or the state in domestic violence offender management. This award is appropriate for treatment providers, supervision officers, victim advocates, law enforcement, caseworkers, and other professionals responsible for domestic violence offender management.

Who was Denise Fransua?

Denise Fransua was an amazing woman.  She was always kind, willing to help everyone, and overall loved life. She was a wonderful friend, daughter, sister, and mother. Denise was a Probation Officer for the 18th J.D. Probation Department and had worked previously for the 17th J.D. Denise completed her Master's Degree and was to begin as an Adjunct Professor for the Community College of Denver in the fall of 2011.

On May 17, 2011, Denise lost her life to Domestic Violence. Her family and friends think of her often and miss her dearly.

Recent Awardees


Shawn Griffin, LPC, LAC, DVCS (Posthumously)


Ellen Stein Wallace

More Information

Target Audience

Professionals including, but not limited to, domestic violence and sex offender treatment providers, evaluators, polygraph examiners, victim therapists, victim advocates, school personnel, community supervision officers, child welfare, attorneys, judges, magistrates, and law enforcement (local, state and federal).

Subjects of Interest

Suggested adult and juvenile topics include but are not limited to emerging research, innovation in practice, evaluation techniques/skills, implementation of differential treatment, abuse prevention efforts, brain development, judicial decision making, multidisciplinary collaboration, technology, providing services to rural communities, diversity, legal issues and court practice, restorative justice, domestic violence and sex assault victim advocacy, supervision and management practices, trauma, treatment approaches, wellness and working with families.

Potential Topics Based on Survey Feedback

Treatment Specific

  • Complex and Challenging Cases: Treatment and Case Planning
  • Intersection of Combat Operation Stress, PTSD and Intimate Partner Violence
  • Treatment and Supervision of Special Populations: juvenile female offenders, DD/ID clients, autism spectrum, transgender clients, clients in denial, etc.
  • Crossover DV/SO: Process and Treatment Needs
  • SOMB Treatment and DV Supportive Services around Child Welfare
  • Way to Engage Difficult Clients
  • Coexistence of Substance Abuse/Trauma/DV and PTSD

Legal or Supervision Specific

  • Self-care techniques for professionals
  • Ways to Promote Intraagency collaboration
  • Supervision in Community Corrections
  • Resources for Juveniles Displaying Domestic Violence Behavior
  • Preparing offenders for community integration upon release
  • Special Colorado Court Cases
  • Case Review: Legal Proceeding of a DV/SO Case
  • Sexting


Please feel free to contact the ODVSOM with any questions or concerns that you may have. Applicants will be notified of presentation acceptance or denial. 

Thank you in advance for your interest in our conference. 

We look forward to working with you!

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