SWAN is thrilled to announce Truth and Justice: The 2013 Summit on Military Sexual Violence, taking place on April 17-18 in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit http://truthandjusticesummit.org/ asdfj .
Lobby Day is an opportunity for you to meet with your district representatives in the House and Senate and share your expertise regarding your local program and the services you provide to their constituents. Lobby Day is also your opportunity to be an advocate for the WCSAP legislative agenda and to discuss with your legislators the need for them to champion WCSAP-supported legislation. Legislative support is vital for maintaining and enhancing sexual assault services in Washington State and for addressing sexual violence issues at the state level. Your expertise needs to be shared with elected officials so they can be well informed and support quality policy.
Dr. Rebecca Campbell will bring together research on the neurobiology of trauma and the criminal justice response to sexual assault. She will explain the underlying neurobiology of traumatic events, its emotional and physical manifestation, and how these processes can impact the investigation and prosecution of sexual assaults. Real-world, practical implications will be examined for first responders, such as law enforcement, nurses, prosecutors, and advocates.For more information or to RSVP, please contact Yolanda Curtis at Yolanda.Curtis@usdoj.gov or 202-305-2554.The seminar is free but you must RSVP to gain access to the OJP building. Please allow 20 minutes to get through security.If you are unable to attend the seminar in person, you can listen to a recording at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/events/research-real-world.htm a few weeks after the seminar takes place. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Yolanda Curtis at Yolanda.Curtis@usdoj.gov or 202-305-2554.The seminar is free but you must RSVP to gain access to the OJP building. Please allow 20 minutes to get through security.If you are unable to attend the seminar in person, you can listen to a recording at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/events/research-real-world.htm a few weeks after the seminar takes place.
The Healthy Masculinity Summit is something different. There will be no presentations, no slideshows, and no lectures. There will be story gathering, conversations, and a more participatory environment.The Summit is the beginning of a new movement for creating a healthier world, and you can be a vital voice in shaping that movement. Women and men from all walks of life will be coming to Washington, DC, October 27-29 to envision a healthier future, a world where masculinity is defined through inner strength and not through violence. Will you be a founder of this movement? Will you bring your unique perspective on healthy masculinity to this first-of-its-kind Summit? Spaces are limited and registration closes October 7.
With its criminal justice system in disarray following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans invited the Vera Institute of Justice to examine the city’s court and jail operations. For five years, Vera has been tracking arrest-to-first-appearance time, custodial arrests versus summonses, the granting of pretrial release, and many other decision-making points. Based on analysis of these data, Vera is making policy recommendations to assist with the implementation of new procedures and to ensure performance monitoring. Like other jurisdictions, New Orleans had never collected court, jail, and other justice system data in ways that could inform policy development. Vera’s work has demonstrated to key stakeholders—including legislators and executive officials—that data capture and analysis can be critical. For example, the New Orleans Police Department used Vera’s data to monitor the time from arrest to report writing to more effectively manage individual line officers’ output. In addition, data are now at the heart of a citywide debate over the proper size of the new jail that is being planned. Learn more about these successes, the continuing challenges of replacing a jurisdiction’s existing data systems, and how costs and other institutional issues will test the “acceptance” of critical criminal justice policies in the years to come.The seminar is free but you must RSVP to gain access to the OJP building. Please allow 20 minutes to get through security.
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