Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Indiana Canine Assistant Network
Canine Companions-Assisting Crime Victims in Indiana
Join us for an informative, lively and hands-on presentation about how the use of professionally trained facility service dogs, trained by inmates at Indiana’s correctional facilities and handled by criminal justice professionals at the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office, are assisting victims and witnesses during the investigation and prosecution of crimes. Not only do these canine companions provide a sense of security and comfort during these stressful proceedings, they can also make a difference between a conviction and acquittal.
INCASA established the pilot for this type of program and is ready to expand its use throughout our local communities to assist judges, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, counselors, and victim advocates in a more humane search for the truth and justice.
Learning objectives : Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to: Evaluate whether a canine companion program would be beneficial for their victim advocacy program or courtroom.
Readily access up-to-date information and research on the use of canine companions with adult and child victims.
Facilitate the development of a canine companion program for their agency.
Describe three uses of a canine companion in working with victims.
Discuss four important considerations in the successful integration of a canine companion into a professional office environment.
This is a free conference that OVC/VOCA grantees can use grant funds to cover travel costs to attend. Speakers will be national experts in victims' rights, victim services, and the science and criminal justice application of forensic DNA.
CODIS and DNA 101
Working with victims in cold cases
Using DNA to solve missing persons, homicide, and trafficking cases
Victims's needs and rights during the post-conviction process and
Sexual assault and DNA evidence
Who Should Attend?
Anyone who cares about helping victims of crime:
Co-sponsored by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center
MESA’s Multicultural Gathering is an event that focuses on developing strategies for sexual violence prevention in under-served and under-represented communities. The gathering focuses on giving voice to the needs of Latina, Muslim, Asian, African-American/Black, Tribal, Indigenous and all Ethnically/Racially diverse and LGBTQ Communities and People with disabilities. The Multicultural Gathering will provide people from under-served and under-represented communities from all over the country the opportunity to connect and mobilize against all forms of violence.
T.J. Parsell is a writer and human rights activist dedicated to ending sexual violence against men, women and children in all forms of detention. He is President of Stop Prisoner Rape, served as a consultant to the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission, and authored the book, FISH: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man’s Prison. Mr. Parsell has testified before numerous government bodies and was instrumental in passage of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the first ever federal legislation to address this issue.
Brett Sokolow is the Managing Partner of the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM), a national multidisciplinary risk management consulting firm. He is an expert in preventive law and risk management. He has years of experience helping clients to enhance the safety and security of their communities by strategically addressing high-risk health and safety issues.
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Dr. Luoluo Hong - renowned researcher and national presenter on Engaging Men Against Violence. She started one of the first men involvement initiatives in the nation at LSU and has since gone on to research and present on men's involvement.
Anne Munch JD - nationally recognized expert and trainer on criminal justice issues. Anne works with the U.S. Military training staff judge advocates and military law enforcement on investigation and prosecution issues. One of the best trainers in the nation on prosecuting sex crimes.
Trisha Meili - the Central Park Jogger. Raped, beaten and left for dead this courageous woman fought to reclaim her life. Her story is an inspiration to all. There will be a book signing opportunity on day two with Trisha.
Sessions on primary prevention work in the anti-sexual violence movement, forensic evidence collection and medical care/treatment issues for elderly patients, media and the sexual violence revolution, prosecuting pornography cases, female sex offenders, .... so much more!
Envision a World without Sexual Violence CARe's Multicultural Gathering is a national event that focuses on developing strategies for the primary prevention of sexual violence in under-served and under-represented communities. This gathering continues to focus on ending violence and giving voice to the needs of Latina, Muslim, Asian, African-American/Black, Tribal, Indigenous and all Ethnically/Racially diverse and Communities of Color. This event which is being co-sponsored by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center(NSVRC) and the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault(INCASA) will provide people from under-served and under-represented communities from all over the country the opportunity to connect and mobilize around all forms of violence.
The conference will be co-sponsored by the Indiana School Safety Specialist Academy and the Indiana Department of Education. The conference is designed for school guidance counselors, administrators, teachers, school health educators, school social workers, school psychologists, school safety specialists, Safe and Drug-Free Coordinators, school resource officers (SRO's), school attorneys, and law enforcement working with youth, student service directors, PTA/PTO members, children and family mental health counselors, school nurses, school board members, parents, extended day/after school staff, prevention specialists, etc. This conference also welcomes college students. Conference and hotel registration information and tentative agenda will be posted at http://www.stopbullyingworld.org .
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