Office for Victims of Crime-Training and Technical Assistance Center
This training is designed for first responders and victims service providers who may be responsible and interested in seeing that DNA evidence is located, collected and used effectively in sexual assault cases. Using interactive class activities, simulations and case studies, this training will help participants gain knowledge and develop skills needed to identify, collect, analyze and use DNA evidence professionally. Participants will:
Identify merits for a collaborative Sexual Assault Resource Services Team (SART) response.
Acquire first hand information that will help demystify DNA.
Acquire skills to identify, collect and preserve DNA.
Discuss legal issues related to DNA and sexual assault cases.
Develop action steps they will take on return their organizations.
Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force
SAVE THE DATE!
The Task Force holds a Statewide SART Conference in the spring of even years in an effort to support local SART efforts. This conference includes plenary sessions for all participants and specific tracks for law enforcement, advocates, medical professionals, prosecutors, offender management professionals, campus responders, and other professions who respond to sexual assault
NCVLI’s Crime Victim Law Conference is the only national conference focusing on rights enforcement. The Conference provides participants with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to provide effective legal representation to victims of crime. The Crime Victim Law Conference is also an ideal opportunity for criminal justice professionals to meet, network, increase their knowledge of victim law, and foster the national conversation on the advancement of rights.
This year’s theme, “Due Process for Victims: Meaningful Rights in Every Case,” is about securing fairness for crime victims. Fairness requires both procedural and substantive due process. This means that the law must be applied fairly to all, procedural safeguards must be afforded before a decision is taken that could affect a citizen's right, and each person's fundamental rights must be protected throughout the process. Conference participants will learn how to secure basic victims’ rights such as: reasonable notice, victim voice, and privacy protections.
Who should attend? The NVAA V is important to a broad range of service providers, including those who work in:
• Justice-based programs.
• Community/nonprofit organizations/faith-based programs.
• Law enforcement.
• Mental health programs.
• Elder abuse programs.
• Hospitals and medical organizations.
Who are the instructors? Trainings are delivered by teams of nationally recognized scholars, researchers, and practitioners with hands-on experience--leaders in the field of victimology, criminal justice, and victims rights and services.
What trainings are being offered? NVAA V offers a multi-level educational experience to match the full range of skills providers need today. Trainings, according to track, include the following:
• Track 1: Foundation-Level Training. This training is designed for persons with less than 3 years of experience and for those from states who do not yet have a State Victim Assistance Academy. 3.2 CEUs will be awarded for full participation and completion of all NVAA V requirements.
• Track 2: Professional Skill-Building Institute. This unique track is designed to address several timely topics that confront victim service providers on a daily basis. 3.4 CEUs will be awarded for full participation and completion of all NVAA V requirements. Topics during the March 2010 session will include:
• Compassion Fatigue/Vicarious Trauma
• Ethics in Victim Services
• Providing Culturally Competent Services to Victims of Crime
• Track 3: Leadership Institute. Topics include leadership in victim services, staff development, and strategic planning. 3.3 CEUs will be awarded for full participation and completion of all NVAA V requirements.
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