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UC Davis Police Department Holds ‘Leave No Victim Behind’ Conference Serving Victims, Restoring Trust, Building Hope

By Karen Nikos-Rose on April 11, 2016 in University

Quick Summary

  • Kicking off National Crime Victims Rights Week
  • Campus police in partnership with California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board

“Reaching out to our community to ensure no victim is left behind. This nontraditional two-day conference will provide our law enforcement professionals with proven methods for reaching out to their community.” — Matthew Carmichael, chief of police, UC Davis

The conference takes place at the UC Davis Conference Center, Monday-Tuesday (April 11-12) and is closed to the public. Attendees include police officers, district attorneys and victim advocates. Media welcome to observe any time of the day with proper credentials.

Question-and-answer session with community experts at 4:45 p.m. Monday (April 11).

  • Paul Harkin, Glide Memorial Church, San Francisco, advocating for  homeless communities
  • Shawn Knittel, Seattle LGBTQ Advisory Council to the Seattle Police Department
  • Ani Zonneveld, founder and president, Muslims for Progressive Values
  • Sandeep Kaur, office manager, Ensaaf, a nonprofit organization working to end impunity and achieve justice for mass state crimes in India, with a focus on Punjab
  • John D. Johnson, Los Angeles, serving the needs of African American communities
  • Angelo Williams, legislative director, Strategic Policy, Media and Communications Division, California Student Aid Commission
  • Suguet Lopez, executive director, Organizacion en California de Lideres Campesinas, serving the needs of farmworking women

This two-day conference kicks off National Crime Victims Rights Week and is unlike any other conference. UC Davis police in partnership with the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board encourage media attendance to share the good works of many as we strive to reach underserved victims of crime while educating conference attendees about the needs of the victims' communities.

Media contact(s)

Matt Carmichael, UC Davis Police Department, (530) 752-3113, (530) 979-0294 cell,

Karen Nikos-Rose, UC Davis News and Media Relations, 530-219-5472,

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