The National Institute on the Prosecution of Sexual Violence (NIPSV) is a three and one-half day course designed to challenge participants to reevaluate their approach to prosecuting sexual violence crimes. NIPSV explores the complex issues faced by prosecutors in balancing offender accountability and the impact of criminal prosecution on victims. In addition to practical case evaluation and litigation skills, the curriculum addresses the development and improvement of culturally sensitive victim services by prosecutors; examines the benefits of developing a coordinated victim-centered community response; explains common injuries, relevant medical evidence and offers guidance on the use of medical experts; explores ethical issues confronted by prosecutors; and offers prosecutors the ability to redefine outcomes and the very nature of justice in sexual violence cases.
NIPSV uses hypothetical case problems, role-playing exercises, small group discussions, mini-lectures, and faculty demonstrations. Rather than reading specific case law, participants employ case evaluation, preparation, and trial skills to understand sexual violence in the various contexts in which it occurs and examine their current attitudes and practices. The highly interactive format enables prosecutors from different jurisdictions, with varied levels of experience, to learn from one another and engage in "real-life" activities that are readily transferable to their everyday work. Prosecutors who have found strategies to overcome the unique challenges in handling sexual violence cases will share their success stories and techniques. Prosecutors will leave the institute with new ideas and methods for keeping victims safe and holding offenders accountable.
Join PAVE at The Race to Stop the Silence, a 5-10K annual foot race/walk, is conducted yearly (2011 is the seventh annual) during April (Child Abuse Prevention Month) to raise mass awareness about child sexual abuse. The Race is an upbeat, educational, and motivational event that brings in support from government, corporate, foundation and private individuals and attracts over 1,200 people, reaches millions through media outreach in relation to it, and draws notable speakers each year.
Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR)’s comprehensive “From Theory to Practice” Training has equipped thousands of professionals and activists in engaging young men ages 11-22 to prevent gender-based violence. Through interactive group exercises, role-playing, and multi-media presentations, "From Theory to Practice” prepares participants with the skills necessary to motivate young men to take a more active role in challenging attitudes and behaviors that support rape and other forms of men’s violence against women. Past participants have included staff from government agencies, statewide and local coalitions, the US armed forces, law enforcement agencies, and universities. Participants will learn the theory behind our comprehensive “Strength Campaign”, which is based on the social ecological model advocated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a framework for the primary prevention of gender-based violence. MCSR’s Strength Campaign includes the award-winning middle school and high school Men of Strength Club curriculum, "My Strength is Not for Hurting" public awareness campaign, and the Men Creating Change college program. Participants will also learn how to facilitate MCSR’s “Gut Check” Bystander Intervention training to build men’s and boys’ skills in pro-actively preventing violence against women.
This training is for:
Victim service providers
Educators and youth-serving professionals
College and university personnel
Students and activists
The training equips the participant with:
A theoretical framework and introduction to social change theory as it relates to preventing men’s violence against women
A comprehensive understanding of the Strength Campaign and its application
Valuable tactics for public speaking around these issues
Effective strategies for working with and engaging men and boys
Recognize the intersections between different types of oppressions (i.e. racism, classism, and heterosexism)
Thorough understanding of bystander intervention and how to prepare men and boys to be active bystanders and to engage their peers as well
Upon completion of the training each participant will receive:
50+ page training manual which includes presentation and facilitation guides
Access to a network of professionals in this field
Discounts for our public awareness materials, Strength Trainings, and Strength Workshops
National Center for Victims of Crime 2011 National Conference
The National Center is pleased to present the National Center for Victims of Crime 2011 National Conference. The 2011 National Conference will be held June 20-22, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. As in past years, this 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, policymakers, and reserachers 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. Our 2011 National Conference will feature:
Over 80 skill-building, research-focused workshops
Expert multidisciplinary presenters from across the country
Four thought-provoking plenary sessions
Networking opportunities with providers from multiple disciplines
Chairman Specter to preside.
By order of the Chairman.
The Honorable Susan B. Carbon
Office of Violence Against Women
U.S. Department of Justice
Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey
Philadelphia Police Department
Sara R. Reedy
Carol E. Tracy
Women's Law Project
President & Founder,
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network
NCCD Center for Girls and Young Women
Dean G. Kilpatrick, Ph.D.
Distinguished University Professor
Vice-Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry
Director, National Crime Victims Research
& Treatment Center,
Medical University of South Carolina
Feminist Majority Foundation
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Associate Professor of Law
Villanova University School of Law
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