The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
June is National Internet Safety Month. The purpose of this observance is to raise awareness of the dangers to which children may be exposed on the Internet and ways in which they can be protected from them.
Online safety is everyone's responsibility. Parents need to be vigilant about their children's use of the computer and cell phone. Teachers need to promote responsible Internet usage by students. Internet safety organizations need to help youth develop the decision-making skills needed to use the Web safely. Only through such coordinated efforts can we maximize the benefits of the Internet, while minimizing its dangers.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) supports a number of programs and activities designed to raise awareness about the importance of online safety and to help protect children and youth from online exploitation and victimization.
Peace Over Violence is proud to present the Annual Denim Day USA 2010, a campaign to raise awareness and educate the public about rape and sexual assault.
In 1998, an Italian Supreme Court decision overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore jeans, reasoning she must have helped her attacker remove them. People all over the world were outraged. Wearing jeans became an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.
This day we unite against the sexual assault of girls, women, boys and men. We stand in support of survivors. We break the silence to end sexual violence.
On Denim Day, wear your jeans as a visible sign of protest against the myths that still surround sexual assault!
Women survivors of sexual violence are invited to take part in a weekend devoted to "Moving Forward." The programs will encourage wellness, wholeness, and connection - with yourself, and with a community of other survivors. We will celebrate how far we’ve come, while identifying what work we have left. It is our hope that you will leave the retreat feeling empowered, energized, and connected. Learn more about this retreat and register at: http://www.pandys.org/retreat
This year is the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs’ 30th Anniversary. We commemorate WCSAP’s commitment towards uniting agencies in the elimination of sexual violence, and in that spirit we dedicate ourselves to reflecting on our past, celebrating the present, and rejuvenating ourselves for the future.
Survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking share private information with programs and advocates when they seek services. The extent to which their information remains private is central to a survivor's safety and empowerment.
When and how survivors may release their own personal information requires knowledge of the potential legal, ethical, and practical risks. Recent federal and state law changes and the rise of interest in tracking survivors' use of services has created challenges for programs and advocates who are trying to help survivors manage their confidential information.
This call will cover the following issues:
* Differences between a waiver of confidentiality or privilege and a release of information.
* When releases are required and where they are not appropriate orvalid.
* When and how releases can be helpful and how they can be harmful.
* How long releases should last.
* Whether releases are required to be in writing every time.
* What language or phrases are legally required in order for a release to be effective.
* Releases for individuals with court-appointed guardians and other complex cases.
* Whether releases from an outside agency are a valid basis for the release of advocate or program information.
* When programs are required to release information without a survivor signing a release.
Presented by Julie Field, Esq. & The Safety Net Team of the National Network to End Domestic Violence Fund as part of the Technology, Confidentiality, & Innovative Partnerships
This project was supported by Grant No. 2007-TA-AX-K012 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
On April 25, 2009, thousands of people will take a Two-Mile High Stand Against Sexual Assault®. At dozens of sky dive facilities (“drop zones”) across the country, they'll take to the sky and jump. It's all part of Operation Freefall®, the boldest, highest-altitude and most daring event organized to put an end to sexual assault.
Each April since 1981, OVC has helped lead communities throughout the country in their observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW). Rallies, candlelight vigils, and a host of commemorative activities are held each year to promote victims' rights and to honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.
To address the need for resources and strategies related to crime and safety at campuses of higher education, NCJRS presents this compilation of publications and related materials focusing on campus safety.
National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children Inc.
National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, September 25, 2008, provides an opportunity for the people of the United States to honor the memories of murder victims and to recognize the impact on surviving family members and loved ones.
National Press Club
529 14th Street, N.W.
Sept. 25 6:00-9:00 pm
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Please RSVP to the POMC National Office at (888) 818-7662
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