Date/Time: 
06/20/2013 - 3:00pm
Location
Address: 
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Battered Women's Justice Project
Event Contact
Contact Email: 
ncdbw@ncdbw.org
Description: 

Description: Sometimes when prosecuting a defendant in a domestic violence or sexual assault case, prosecutors realize that the victim's conduct may not comport with what many believe is "typical" victim behavior. In these cases, what the victim did or did not do may seem bizarre, confusing, or otherwise inexplicable to potential jurors or the judge and, often times, severely undermines a victim's credibility. This webinar will describe common victim behaviors and dynamics in domestic violence and sexual assault cases as well as their impacts on fact finders' assessments of victim credibility. The presenter will summarize the law related to the introduction of expert testimony by the prosecution to explain victim behavior and identify experts qualified to testify on this issue. This webinar will also highlight the importance of deciding whether to introduce expert testimony in a case. In addition, it will identify ways to work with experts to prepare a case for trial even if the testimony will not be introduced. Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Recognize victim behaviors that may require explanation at trial
  • Manage personal biases or pre-conceived notions of expected victim behavior;
  • Educate judges and juries about victim behaviors and dispel myths;
  • Identify and work with experts to prepare a case for trial;
  • Apply necessary law to be able to introduce expert testimony at trial (when offered by the prosecution).

 Registration Details:This webinar is open OVW Grants to Encourage Arrest (GTEA) Grantees, LAV grantees, other OVW grantees, and the general public. It is free of charge (but you will have to pay for the phone call if you dial in).  Questions?For questions about this webinar, please contact the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women at ncdbw@ncdbw.org. Please put "Expert #5 Webinar Question" in the subject line. 

Date/Time: 
05/21/2014 - 2:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
PreventConnect
Description: 

The role of local government in sexual and domestic violence prevention initiatives (in collaboration with Prevention Institute)

Date/Time: 
05/21/2014 - 11:00am
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
PreventConnect
Description: 

What can your local government's agencies and departments do to prevent sexual and domestic violence? This web conference will examine strategies local governments across the country have taken to support prevention. We'll highlight case studies featuring creative and effective strategies and discuss place specific challenges and assets. This web conference will also feature an introduction to a tool kit developed by Prevention Institute designed to help  violence prevention initiatives develop valuable and mission relevant roles for their local government partners.Objectives: By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to1. Identify successful prevention strategies that have been implemented in the local government sector2. Discuss benefits and considerations of partnering with the public sector3. Utilize the tool kit to increase implementation and effectiveness

Date/Time: 
11/08/2012 - 2:00pm
Location
Address: 
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
NEARI Press Webinars
Event Contact
Contact Phone: 
413-540-0712 x35
Contact Email: 
info@nearipress.org
Description: 

Please join us for our second online webinar in this new NEARI Press series.  Kevin Creeden will present on Thursday, November 9th at 2 PM EST.  Space is limited, so please register now to be guaranteed a spot!After you register, we will send you information about how to sign on. If you have never participated in a webinar before, we ask that you join us 15 minutes before we begin on November 8th (1:45 PM EDT) for a short tutorial.  In 15 minutes, we can teach you how to use the webinar system.    After you register, we will send you information about how to sign on. If you have never participated in a webinar before, we ask that you join us 15 minutes before we begin on November 8th (1:45 PM EDT) for a short tutorial.  In 15 minutes, we can teach you how to use the webinar system.     

Date/Time: 
02/26/2013 - 2:30pm
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
NSVRC
Description: 

Cases of sexual abuse perpetrated against a child by a family member can be difficult to prosecute. Misperceptions about the dynamics of incest can lead to inadequate response by victim service providers and other members of the system.  Prosecutors and allied criminal justice professionals can provide crucial support to children and families surviving incest by learning to identify and respond to their unique needs.Join us as Jennifer Long, Director of AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women, and former prosecutor, and Alissa Mailen Perrotto, Online Resource Specialist for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and former children’s advocate, discuss strategies for preparing and litigating cases of incest while supporting children and families.By the conclusion of this presentation participants will be better able to:• Recognize the unique challenges related to the investigation and prosecution of incest cases• Overcome potential barriers in the prosecution of incest cases to improve offender accountability • Collaborate with advocates to decrease the likelihood retraumatizing child victims during investigation and prosecution

Date/Time: 
04/15/2013 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Location
Address: 
City: 
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Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Legal Momentum
Description: 

Webinar Description: “Language can never be neutral; it creates versions of reality.”[1] Yet when we discuss sexual assault, we constantly use the language of consensual sex to describe assaultive acts. This language often implies consent and romance, rather than criminal acts. In addition, we describe violence against women in passive terms, which allows the perpetrators of this violence to remain invisible and unaccountable. We also use language that objectifies or blames sexual assault victims.This interactive webinar will explore the language of sexual assault: how we talk about and write about this crime. We will discuss specific examples of the language we use and explore how to discuss sexual assault in a way that more accurately depicts the crime.Audience: This session will provide useful information and strategies for a wide variety of professionals, including prosecutors and other lawyers, law enforcement, medical professionals, judges, victim advocates, journalists and communications professionals, and others who interact with and write about sexual assault victims. Closed Captioning; Please contact Eliana Theodorou at etheodorou@legalmomentum.org if you require closed captioning at least 72 hours prior to the webinar. Please put “closed captioning” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Date/Time: 
01/31/2013 - 1:30pm
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
NCALL
Event Contact
Contact Phone: 
608-255-0539
Description: 

A 2010 national study found that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men will be stalked in their lifetime. While stalking occurs across the lifespan, research indicates that approximately 10% of stalking victims are ages 50 – 64 and 4% are age 65 or older. Most stalking victims know their offenders. For older stalking victims, the offender may be current or former intimate partner, a relative, or an acquaintance, such as a current or former care giver. Victims of stalking in later life face unique challenges, including lack of dedicated services for stalking victims and lack of recognition of stalking among providers of services to older adults. This webinar will provide participants with an understanding of the dynamics of stalking, explore the challenges faced by victims of stalking in later life, and provide professionals with considerations for working with older stalking victims.In connection with this announcement, the presenters are requesting that you provide them with examples or brief descriptions of cases of stalking in later life from your community or based on your experience - by January 18, 2013, if possible.  They are interested in including information about as many cases as possible in the webinar.  They will redact identifying information. Please direct any case examples to Linda Dawson at ldawson@wcadv.org.   

Date/Time: 
01/31/2013 - 1:30pm
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Stalking Resource Center at the National Center for Victims of Crime & The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
http://www.stalkingawarenessmonth.org/
Description: 

A 2010 national study found that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men will be stalked in their lifetime. While stalking occurs across the lifespan, research indicates that approximately 10% of stalking victims are ages 50 – 64 and 4% are age 65 or older. Most stalking victims know their offenders. For older stalking victims, the offender may be current or former intimate partner, a relative, or an acquaintance, such as a current or former care giver. Victims of stalking in later life face unique challenges, including lack of dedicated services for stalking victims and lack of recognition of stalking among providers of services to older adults. This webinar will provide participants with an understanding of the dynamics of stalking, explore the challenges faced by victims of stalking in later life, and provide professionals with considerations for working with older stalking victims.

If you or any others in your community are interested in registering, please visit http://bwjp.ilinc.com/register/bkcpvht to register.  Please circulate this notice widely.  For more information about Stalking and National Stalking Awareness Month, visit:  http://www.stalkingawarenessmonth.org/.

Date/Time: 
09/12/2012 - 2:00pm
Location
Address: 
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
NSVRC
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
NSVRC
Description: 

Registration information to come

Date/Time: 
09/19/2012 - 2:00pm
Location
Address: 
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
OVC
Description: 

Join Kimber J. Nicoletti-Martinez, MSW, founder and Director of Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault (MESA), Ana Isabel Vallejo, J.D./LL.M., Co-Director/Attorney, VIDA Legal Assistance, Inc. and Human Trafficking Academy Project Coordinator, and Laura Zarate, Founding Executive Director of Arte Sana and cofounder of ALAS for the live discussion.

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