2018 Conference Details

Information will be posted here as it becomes available. 
We hope to see you in Traverse City!


April 16-17, 2018

Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City, MI


MINCA's Child Advocacy Conference is hosted for child advocacy center (CAC) staff and multi-disciplinary team (MDT) professionals who work daily to improve the coordinated community response to child abuse. Other professionals not affiliated with a CAC are also welcome to attend as non-members.

Keynote Speakers

Kevin Mulcahy  is a survivor of child sexual abuse.  He works as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit and serves as the Executive Assistant United States Attorney.  Throughout his career, Kevin has prosecuted a variety of cases, including offenses involving firearms, drugs, bank robberies, threats, and a wide variety of other federal prosecutions.  But most of his caseload focuses on child exploitation crimes, including production of child pornography cases, traveler cases, and other significant crimes against children prosecutions.  Kevin has been a federal prosecutor since 2002, with the first 3 1/2 years as an AUSA in San Diego, and the rest in Detroit.  Kevin obtained his undergraduate degree in Statistics and American Culture from the University of Michigan and his JD from Santa Clara University School of Law.  He has 3 kids, 2 cats, and a very nice wife.

Cory Jewell Jensen is currently the senior trainer for CBI Consulting. She recently retired from a 35-year career of providing evaluation and treatment services to adult sex offenders and their families in Portland, Oregon.  In addition to her clinical work, Ms. Jensen has provided training and consultation services to The National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse, The National Child Advocacy Center, The National Children’s Alliance, The United States Navy, The National Crime Victims Association, The National Boy Scouts Foundation, The Mark Mc Gwire Foundation for Children, US Marshall’s Office, NYPD Special Victims Unit and a number of law enforcement, child advocacy and Faith based organizations.  Ms. Jensen served as Executive Director for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, chaired two of ATSA’s International Research and Treatment Conferences and served as President of Oregon’s Chapter of ATSA.  She also chaired the Offender Management Committee attached to the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, has been an instructor for Portland State University’s Child Welfare Training Institute for the past 15 years and provided training for countless Multi-disciplinary Teams throughout the United States.  Jensen has been the recipient of Oregon’s "Commercial Crime Prevention Award," the "Champions for Children Award," the OATSA "Significant Achievement Award," the Nunnenkamp "Award of Excellence," and the Jan Hindman Memorial Award.  She has published a number of articles related to sex offender treatment, risk management and child abuse prevention, testified as an expert witness in local and federal courts and been a featured guest on radio talk shows and the Oprah Winfrey Show.  

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Conference Center & Lodging

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd
Acme, MI 49610

Situated on 900 acres in the northwest corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula along the shores of Lake Michigan’s East Grand Traverse Bay, the resort is located six miles northeast of Traverse City and ten minutes from Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport. The resort features a variety of recreation offerings, including indoor and outdoor tennis courts,  indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a beach club, an upscale shopping gallery with a world-class spa, diverse restaurants and lounges, and live entertainment nightly.

Hotel rooms for conference attendees will be at the federal per diem rate. There is a resort fee that will add approximately $10 to overnight lodging rates. 

The room block will be accessible once early registration opens in January.

Continuing Education Credits

The courses offered at the 2018 Child Advocacy Conference will be submitted to the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative and the MCOLES Network.

The maximum number of credits that may be earned at the 2018 Conference is 12.0 CE hours.

Questions? Contact Maggie Devlin at mdevlin@mivoice4kids.org or 616-228-4522.