The Twin Cities is among the nation's 13 largest centers for sex trafficking of children. In a concerted effort to combat this disturbing trend, business and nonprofit leaders, law enforcement, prosecutors, advocates, and private funders are working to design a field-leading intervention model to eliminate the sex trafficking of Minnesota girls. Cutting-edge programs - like the women's Foundation of Minnesota's MN Girls Are Not For Sale campaign and Carlson's training protocol to help Radisson Hotel employees spot and report trafficking activities - are leading the way in this fight.
Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Assault in P.L. 280 Jurisdictions is a two and one-half day multi-disciplinary training designed to identify, evaluate and overcome obstacles related to the successful investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases involving American Indian women in P.L. 280 jurisdictions. This training will explore the complex issues faced by tribal and state governments in balancing responsibility, offender accountability, and the impact of criminal prosecution on victims as well as provide prosecutors and allied professionals with new ideas and methods to overcome the unique challenges in sexual assault cases in P.L. 280 jurisdictions. In addition to practical case evaluation, the training will summarize the history, jurisdictional scope, and practical implications of Public Law 280; identify the key elements of an effective criminal justice response; promote culturally and linguistically specific victim services; examine the benefits of establishing a coordinated, cross-jurisdictional response; identify strategies to provide sexual assault forensic examinations for sexual assault victims, even in jurisdictions with limited resources; explain how sex offenders target and victimize American Indian women; examine effective use of medical evidence and experts; and provide strategies and techniques for a coordinated victim-centered response to these cases.
The highly interactive curriculum uses hypothetical problems, role-playing exercises, small group discussions, mini-lectures, and faculty demonstrations. Participants will develop an understanding of the various contexts in which sexual assault occurs by examining their current attitudes and practices and will develop strategies to create a more effective response to sexual assaults in P.L. 280 jurisdictions. Allied professionals will leave Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Assault in P.L. 280 Jurisdictions with new ideas and strategies for keeping victims and communities safe and holding offenders accountable.
Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Assault in P.L. 280 Jurisdictions is open to state and tribal victim advocates, law enforcement, health care providers (including SANEs/SAFEs), and prosecutors in P.L. 280 jurisdictions. Attendance is free of charge; however, priority will be given to OVW grantees and multidisciplinary teams. There is no limit to the number of attendees from any jurisdiction. Seating is limited and applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants will be informed of acceptance by email.
Hosted by AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women through funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).
Join WATCH on Thursday, September 24th at 11:30am CST (9:30am PST, 10:30am MST, 12:30pm EST) for a one-hour webinar on Managing Court Monitor Volunteers. Learn skills and strategies to develop and strengthen your court monitoring volunteer program. We will discuss recruitment and retention strategies, developing monitor guidelines and working with problem volunteers. We will also review sample volunteer training curricula, volunteer forms, screening tools and more. Frustrated with volunteers showing up late or not taking accurate notes? Not sure if you should have a dress code? Having concerns about monitors disrupting court? This webinar will answer these and other important court monitor volunteer questions. COST: $35 for National Association of Court Monitoring Program members and $50 for non-members. You may pay with a credit card at www.watchmn.org or send a check to the address listed above. If paying with a check, please include the name of the webinar you are registering for, as well as a phone number, mailing address and email contact. PROMOTION: Everyone who registers for this Managing Court Monitor Volunteers webinar gets a $10 discount on WATCH’s new toolkit Managing Court Monitor Volunteers, which includes a 200+ page manual and accompanying CD with a wealth of resources and materials! Order yours today! QUESTIONS: Email email@example.com or call (612) 341-2747 x7. A WEBINAR IS: a seminar transmitted over the web. All you need is a phone line and access to the internet. Upon registration you will be provided with access codes.
Join WATCH on Thursday, March 26th at 11:30am CST (9:30am PST, 10:30am MST, 12:30pm EST) for a one-hour web seminar on Managing Your Court Monitoring Data. Few things cause more anxiety for burgeoning court monitoring programs than data collection, storage and analysis. What information should you gather? How should you set up your data management system? What should be done with the information once you have it where you want it? This presentation will answer these questions and more to help you navigate the data flow maze. A webinar is a seminar transmitted over the Internet and via a phone line. You will be provided with access code information once you register. COST: $35 for National Association of Court Monitoring Program members and $50 for non-members. You may pay with a credit card at www.watchmn.org or send a check to: Anna Light, Webinar Registration 608 Second Ave S, Suite 465 Minneapolis, MN 55402. If paying with a check, please include the name of the webinar you are registering for, as well as a phone number, mailing address and e-mail contact. QUESTIONS: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (612) 341-2747 ext. 7
Minnesota Men's Action Network Alliance to Prevent Sexual & Domestic Violence
This conference is organized to increase the number and strengthen the investment of men involved in the primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence. For too long men have stood on the sideline as women have taken a stand. Men have focused their energy on other pursuits. But the fact is, our daughters, our mothers, our sisters, friends, aunts and cousins and sometimes our brothers and fathers, have been raped, harassed and battered.
Men can change that. We can talk to our family, friends and community about preventing sexual and domestic violence. We can write letters to the local paper and politicians. We can join with women to change the organizational practices and social policies that create an environment that encourages sexual exploitation, violence and domestic abuse. We can stand up and stop it before it starts.
At this conference we will:
• Examine the unique opportunity and responsibility men have to
assist in the primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence
• Provide information and increase men’s ability to become involved
in primary prevention activities
• Provide tools for local and statewide organizing efforts
You will leave this conference with tools and information you can take
home to develop a community in which relationships are safe, healthy,
and equitable and consequently, sexual and domestic violence is stopped
before it even starts.
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