Hosted by the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Date: Thursday, May 8, 2008
Time: 12:15 - 1:30 PM
Hagar Cambodia CEO Talmage Payne will give an overview of the organization’s work with abused, destitute, and trafficked women and children in Cambodia. Hagar provides short and long term recovery services, literacy education, soft skills pre-employment training, and vocational skills training. Upon recovery, most women have their first formal work experience in one of three Hagar businesses. Special emphasis will be given to how these programs facilitate the recovery and rehabilitation of survivors of trafficking.
Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Members of the Liberia and Sierra Leone staff of Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST) , a coalition of faith-based groups, will be on-hand to share insights on how collaboration has been the key to their success. From partnerships with local government to referral systems with other NGOs, each will describe how establishing and nurturing relationships between agencies has helped broaden their reach. Both the projects in Sierra Leone and Liberia are aimed at raising public awareness, while bringing together village groups, service providers and law enforcement. Presenters will discuss the programs’ progress, challenges, and lessons learned. Other members of FAAST will be on hand to provide additional looks into the challenges and opportunities of FAAST projects in post-war settings.
Trafficking Survivor Ruth Kamara, Community Affairs Officer for the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking in Sierra Leone.
Wellington Kollie, Project Manager for Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking in Liberia
Janet Nickel, Project Coordinator for Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking in Liberia
To confirm your attendance, please RSVP to Mark Forstrom at ForstramMA@state.gov by noon, Monday, June 16th. Building security requires proof of valid photo identification to enter the building.
NCADV's 30th Anniversary Conference: Building Grassroots Leadership for Social Justice July 18-23, 2008 The Omni Shoreham Washington, DC *With a special Legislative Action Day being held Tuesday, July 22nd Register now via: www.ncadv.org
Cosponsored by the National Crime Victims Law Institute
-A broad array of sentencing and post-sentencing presentations that address the most pressing criminal justice issue of our
- Three tracks of instruction, each focused on issues of concern to different segments of the criminal justice community
including prosecutors, public defenders, judges, academics, sentencing consultants, mitigation specialists, corrections
personnel, victim advocates, white collar criminal defense attorneys and policy experts;
- A White Collar Crime Track that will focus on practice and procedure issues of particular concern to criminal defense
attorneys in general and white collar practitioners in particular;
- A Policy Track that will examine sentencing trends and opportunities for reform in both the federal and state courts;
- A Corrections Track that will focus on conditions of confinement and sentence reduction as well as cutting edge efforts to
- A plenary session on the state of the sentencing union covering rates of incarceration, sentencing trends, racial disparities,
alternatives to incarceration and recent federal legislation.
200 Speakers, Including Keynote Addresses by Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Dr. Sonia Sachs, Dr. Susan Blumenthal, and Dr. Harold Varmus. Plus social innovation sessions by CEOs and Directors of Save The Children, Partners in Health, HealthStore Foundation, mothers2mothers, and many others.
National Crime Victims' Rights Week
25 Years of Rebuilding Lives:
Celebrating the Victims of Crime Act.
April 26–May 2, 2009
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.
The conference will emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered, practice-based, and research-informed. Our National Conference is a forum for law enforcement, victim service professionals, allied practitioners, policy makers, and researchers to share current developments and build new collaborations. Conference sessions will highlight practical information to better support services for the wide range of persons victimized by crimes of all types.
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