About 20 Texas prosecutors and legal professionals will attend an upcoming conference on combating violence against women because of funding from the Texas Bar Foundation.

The foundation provided $10,000 in scholarship funding for the Ninth Annual Conference on Crimes Against Women, which is happening March 31 through April 2 in Dallas.

The money will allow about 20 prosecutors and legal professionals from across the state to attend as Texas Bar Foundation scholarship recipients. That means scholarship proceeds will cover their registration expenses and, if needed, hotel costs, according to the Dallas nonprofit group Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, which presents the conference with the Dallas Police Department.

The conference is described as a national clearinghouse for training and best practices regarding the identification, investigation, and prosecution of all types of violent crimes against women, including domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking.

For more information or to register, visit the conference website. You can also find the conference on Facebook and Twitter