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DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR LATER THIS YEAR. STAY TUNED FOR THE NEW DATE.

2020 Family Violence & Child Protection Leadership Summit

Advancing inquiry, knowledge, practice and collaboration in approaching the intersection of domestic violence and child safety. Learning new ways to work together to protect and make each child safe in our community. 

Monday, March 23, 2020

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

UNT Student Union Building | Emerald Ballroom

Lunch and Parking Provided

*by Invitation Only

Featured Speaker | Lundy Bancroft

Lundy’s work focuses on working for justice for abused women and their children. Toward these goals, Lundy strives to write and disseminate accurate information about abusive men, including their strategies and tactics, their ways of getting away with what they do, their ways of keeping women trapped, and their realistic potential for change. Additionally, he writes and trains about the impact abusive men have on children in their lives. Lundy has over twenty-five years of experience in the fields of abuse, trauma, and recovery. He has published five books, including the best-seller Why Does He Do That? Lundy has worked with over 1000 abusive men in his counseling groups. He has also served extensively as a custody evaluator, child abuse investigator, and expert witness, and has presented to 350 audiences across the U.S. and abroad.

Lunch Keynote Speaker

Aurora Martinez Jones, Associate Judge

Travis County Civil District Courts

Aurora Martinez Jones is an appointed Associate Judge in Travis County and was sworn in on January 2, 2015. She is from La Porte, Texas, a suburb of Houston, and attended college at The University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and a minor in Spanish. She then attended law school at The University of Texas School of Law and upon receiving her law license; she started her own law firm, The Martinez Jones Law Firm, PLLC. As an attorney, Aurora Martinez Jones practiced primarily in child welfare law, juvenile justice, personal injury, probate, real estate, family law, and civil litigation. 

Judge Martinez Jones is Board Certified in Child Welfare Law and is a Child Welfare Law Specialist, Certified by the National Association of Counsel for Children. Currently, her judicial position is dedicated to the child welfare dockets in Travis County including the specialty, Family Drug Treatment Court.

She is the past Chair for the Texas Children’s Justice Act Task Force, is the past President of the Austin Black Lawyers Association, is currently on the Board for the Travis County Women Lawyer’s Foundation and is on the Board for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), among other leadership positions she holds in the community. Judge Martinez Jones is active in both the local Austin Bar Association and Texas State Bar through her service on various committees. She is also a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow and a member of the Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court.

Judge Martinez Jones is currently a candidate for the 126th State District Court bench in Travis County and has no opponent in the general election. She will take on this new bench and continue her work overseeing all child welfare cases in Travis County beginning in January. 

Judge Martinez Jones and her husband, Mitchell Jones, are the proud parents of two precious little girls. 
 

  

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