A grant from the Texas Bar Foundation will give about 10 prosecutors and other legal professionals from rural communities access to workshops, computer labs, and case studies at the 13th Annual Conference on Crimes Against Women, or CCAW, in Dallas April 16-19.

The foundation provided $10,000 in scholarship funding, which will cover registration and hotel expenses. This is the fifth year that the foundation has provided funding for this event.

The conference, which trains and educates attendees on identification, investigation, and prosecution on domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking, is presented by the Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support and the Dallas Police Department.

According to a press release by the Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, more than one in three Texas women will experience abuse in their lifetime. The conference focuses primarily on women and girls from all ethnicities, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds, including underserved victims such as tribal and undocumented women.

For more information, go to conferencecaw.org.