The Sexual Assault Across the Lifespan National Technical Assistance Project, a project of the National Sexual Violence Resource center, invites you to attend our upcoming webinar, "Prosecuting Cases of Sexual Violence in Later Life". Misconceptions about older adults and aging can make cases of sexual assault later in life difficult to prosecute. To build an effective prosecution it is necessary for criminal justice professionals to understand not only the unique realities of aging and elder abuse but also how to contest stereotypes about older adults used to cast doubt on testimony. Join us as Viktoria Kristiansson, Attorney Advisor for AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women, and Linda Dawson, Elder Justice Coordinator for the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), share their insights on how to support survivors and hold offenders accountable in cases of sexual violence in later life. At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
Identify the dynamics of sexual abuse in later life and consequences for older victims
Recognize tactics employed by offenders who commit sexual assault via force, fraud, or coercion
Investigate and prosecute cases involving the sexual assault of older victims
Promote collaboration and communication among agencies involved with elder abuse cases
The Day of Silence is the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. On the Day of Silence, students across the country will take a vow of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Hundreds of thousands of students across the country will take part in this student-led action to educate their schools and communities and to encourage others to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior in schools.
The Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime
"January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time that challenges our nation to fight this dangerous crime by learning more about it. Once again, the Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime is pleased to join the Office on Violence Against Women of the U.S. Department of Justice in presenting a versatile set of resources to help you plan your observance of 2010 National Stalking Awareness Month and your outreach throughout the year. We hope these new and revised tools will inspire your efforts to know, name, and stop stalking in your community."
Michelle Garcia, Director
Stalking Resource Center
You can promote National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM) and enhance your activities by using the downloadable resources. Three posters, each with a different design; buttons, magnets, and logos; certificates of appreciation; Web site banners; letterhead; and much more will magnify the visual impact of your campaign. The sample news release offers a model you can use for your own media outreach. Just download the resources you need, and then print them or take them to a local printer.
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