VOICES 22nd Annual Remembrance Symposium was held on September 9 and 10, presented in partnership with LinCT-AA and INVICTM.
The September 9 program featured informative presentations and lessons learned by distinguished professionals working in national security, law enforcement, counterterrorism and emergency response. The event is open to all via livestream.
The September 10 program focused on the myriad of issues that still impact 9/11 victims’ families, responders and survivors. Subject matter experts shared their expertise and provide updates on many topics important for the 9/11 community.
Building Trust Through Partnerships
Saturday, September 9
VOICES, LinCT-AA, INVICTM and fellow colleagues on September 9 held informative presentations and lessons learned by distinguished professionals working in national security, law enforcement, counterterrorism, emergency response, and victim services.
Forging Pathways to Resilience
Sunday, September 10
The program that included information and resources for issues still impacting 9/11 victims’ families, responders and survivors. Presentations included updates from subject matter experts who have dedicated their professional lives to supporting the 9/11 community.
Leadership in Counterterrorism Alumni Association (LinCT-AA)
Since its inception in 2008, the LinCT-AA has brought together senior police and intelligence leaders from the “Five Eyes” – Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States - to promote personal and professional development, networking, exchange of good practices, and global thinking. LinCT-AA leaders continue to ensure that victims have been included in and considered as essential partners in the discussions and the work of the association.
The International Network Supporting Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence (INVICTM)
Created in 2016, INVICTM brings together trusted experts dedicated to improving support for victims of terrorism and mass violence. The strength of INVICTM lies in the ability to share lessons learned, leverage the knowledge and expertise of its members and their networks, to influence change and turn research into action within our own countries and globally. The group of over 30 international members includes NGOs, law enforcement agencies, civil society members and other experts that provide information based upon their background, country and professional perspective.
Voices Center for Resilience (VOICES)
Established in 2001, VOICES provides long-term support services for thousands of victims’ families, responders and survivors. Using social work practices, VOICES implements a wide array of programs that provide continuity of care and address the ongoing psychological needs of the 9/11 community. Programs include individual consultation and referrals, virtual support groups, educational workshops and an annual symposium in NYC. VOICES will provide consultation in the design of study materials, to ensure that materials are sensitive to the 9/11 survivor community. VOICES will also serve as a resource and referral center.
September 9 - Building Trust During Turbulent Times
Building Trust During Turbulent Times highlighted the important collaboration between LinCT-AA, INVICTM and VOICES. Building upon LinCT-AA’s 2022 Better Together Conference, presenters shared their expertise based on firsthand experience, identify challenges, and propose solutions through public-private partnerships, in the US and abroad. The agenda included presentations on global threats, legacy projects, victim-centered response, leadership strategies, and more.
September 10 - Support Beyond the 20th Anniversary
Support Beyond the 20th Anniversary addressed the many outstanding issues that continue to impact the 9/11 community more than 20 years later. Dedicated professionals shared their expertise and provide important updates. Sessions highlighted mental health considerations, commemoration, compensation, pending litigation and an introduction to new agency leadership. The program featured lessons learned for professionals and agencies providing victims’ services.