Institute for Women's Policy Research, Dēmos, Heinirch Böll Stiftung, and the George Washington University Women's Studies Program
Immigrant women make enormous contributions to U.S. society and face a number of intense challenges that are under-recognized in discussions and debate on immigration reform. Honoring the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, this forum will bring together leading activists, policy makers, and researchers from across the country to discuss strategies for addressing women immigrants' unique concerns, including a lack of access to child care, health care and education, and disproportionate exposure to harassment and violence.
How do we decide how to allocate criminal justice resources in a way that minimizes the social harms from both crime and policy efforts to control crime? How, for that matter, do we decide how much to spend on the criminal justice system and crime control generally, versus other pressing needs? These questions are at the heart of benefit-cost analysis, and are central for public policymakers, criminal justice practitioners, criminologists, and other researchers.
Benefit-cost analyses begin with the crucial and often under-appreciated first step of successfully identifying the impact of a policy or program. Jens Ludwig and Roseanna Ander will explain the different options for identifying policy and program impacts, and discuss the challenges of attempts to monetize costs and benefits. For example, some of the most important costs and benefits of crime control efforts come from intangible aspects of well-being for which dollar values are not easily attached.
Ludwig and Ander will also discuss the importance of subjecting a portfolio of interventions to benefit-cost analyses that use standardized methodologies, which is crucial for helping policymakers and practitioners make decisions. Many of their ideas and examples will be drawn from activities at the University of Chicago Crime Lab.
The 2011 event in Washington, DC promises to be an exciting and memorable SNAP conference! Please join in this great opportunity to network with survivors and supporters, learn, heal, and visit the sites of historic Washington, DC!
More information and registration available online.
The CARE Conference will be held March 8-10, 2011, in conjunction with the 100th Celebration of International Women's Day and CARE's 65th anniversary!
Join us as CARE as they recognize the work of women worldwide who have made a difference during the past century, and speak out on behalf of women and girls who need advocates like you.
The CARE Conference & International Women's Day Celebration will unite hundreds of CARE supporters -- individuals, partner organizations, major donors and corporate partners. Participants will come together as part of the movement that is bringing hope to millions of poor women, families and communities around the world.
At CARE's conference, participants will learn why CARE places women and girls at the heart of our efforts to fight poverty. When equipped with the proper resources, women rise to overcome the great challenges they face. Every day women are leading the way for lasting change for all.
The National Institute on the Prosecution of Sexual Violence (NIPSV) is a three and one-half day course designed to challenge participants to reevaluate their approach to prosecuting sexual violence crimes. NIPSV explores the complex issues faced by prosecutors in balancing offender accountability and the impact of criminal prosecution on victims. In addition to practical case evaluation and litigation skills, the curriculum addresses the development and improvement of culturally sensitive victim services by prosecutors; examines the benefits of developing a coordinated victim-centered community response; explains common injuries, relevant medical evidence and offers guidance on the use of medical experts; explores ethical issues confronted by prosecutors; and offers prosecutors the ability to redefine outcomes and the very nature of justice in sexual violence cases.
NIPSV uses hypothetical case problems, role-playing exercises, small group discussions, mini-lectures, and faculty demonstrations. Rather than reading specific case law, participants employ case evaluation, preparation, and trial skills to understand sexual violence in the various contexts in which it occurs and examine their current attitudes and practices. The highly interactive format enables prosecutors from different jurisdictions, with varied levels of experience, to learn from one another and engage in "real-life" activities that are readily transferable to their everyday work. Prosecutors who have found strategies to overcome the unique challenges in handling sexual violence cases will share their success stories and techniques. Prosecutors will leave the institute with new ideas and methods for keeping victims safe and holding offenders accountable.
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