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.
Roots of Change: Men, Sex and Justice will address a broad range of issues pertaining to men and representations of masculinity and the prevention of sexual violence, with an emphasis on addressing the root causes in order to prevent sexual violence before it occurs.
Workshops will address the interrelated factors that influence sexual violence, the development and implementation of effective programs, current research in sexual violence prevention and healthy sexuality promotion, and gender equity as it relates to sexual violence.
Who Should Attend:
· Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention Professionals
· Campus Professionals
· Public Health Professionals
· Child Abuse Professionals
· Community & Youth Organizers
And others who are interested in examining the intersections of social justice issues (e.g., gender, sexual orientation, race, culture, ability) with sexual violence prevention.
• Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force
• Portland State University, Women's Resource Center
• National Organization for Men Against Sexism
Wednesday, October 28th, 8:30am-12:00pm
Assessing Your Organization's Readiness to Engage Men in Ending Violence Against Women - Rus Ervin Funk
Are you interested in engaging men as allies in the work you do, but just not sure how to start? This institute will provide you with tools to assess your organization's readiness to engage men and determine the best ways that men can participate in your organization.
Cost: Included as part of conference registration, or $30 to attend this Pre-Conference Institute only.
Men's Studies Association Meeting
This interdisciplinary division of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) serves to link together a diverse group of scholars, students, teachers, practitioners, and others who study issues of men and masculinity. Our goal is to make significant contributions to the field of Men's Studies through a feminist-informed perspective.
Men's Studies Association Meeting call for research paper, panel and presentation proposals.
Please submit proposals on a separate sheet of paper per proposal and include: 1) brief title; 2) presenter(s) name(s); 3) 50-word (max) vitae each; 4) a 250-word abstract for the program and a special issue of NOMAS' newsletter, Brother; 5) a/v equipment and any special considerations. Please send by email, to David Greene and Carole Campana at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31, 2009.
Local Hip Hop Artists Concert & Benefit Thursday, October 29th from 6:00-8:00pm location TBA - PSU area Join local Portland-area hip hop artists for a night of entertainment supporting healthy, non-violent relationships.
Cost: Donations accepted to benefit the PSU Women's Resource Center and the Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force.
Coffee House Thursday, October 29th from 8:00-10:00pm PSU Women's Resource Center Open mic for story-telling, poems, whatever. Come and hang out with others who share your interest in social justice and ending violence against women.
Conference Registration Fees:
Registration available online in June!
Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force, Portland State University, Women's Resource Center, National Organization for Men Against Sexism
34th National Conference on Men and Masculinity This conference will address a broad range of issues pertaining to men and masculinity and the prevention of sexual violence, with an emphasis on addressing the root causes in order to prevent violence before it occurs. Workshops will address the interrelated factors that influence sexual violence, the development and implementation of effective programs, current research in sexual violence prevention and healthy sexuality promotion, and gender equity as it relates to sexual violence.
Who Should Attend • Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention Professionals • Campus Professionals • Students • Public Health Professionals • Child Abuse Professionals • Community & Youth Organizers And others who are interested in examining the intersections of social justice issues (e.g., gender, sexual orientation, race, culture, ability) with sexual violence prevention. Conference Sponsors • Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force • Portland State University, Women's Resource Center • National Organization for Men Against Sexism
WRC invites you to become part of the solution, part of the end to sexual violence. Here is a place to take a stand, a place to break the silence. Here we can Take Back the Night! Throughout its history, Take Back the Night has inspired both women and men to confront a myriad of social ills, including rape, sexual violence, domestic violence, violence against children, and violence against women. Join us in the evening on April 24th in the South Park Blocks as we say, "We will not go quietly into the night!"
The 2008 conference will advance responses, rights and resources for victims by focusing on multidisciplinary approaches to sharing promising practices, research, and policies. It will build on the previous conference and will feature more than 90 experts presenting over 70 workshops and plenaries to enhance your knowledge and skills for serving victims of crime.
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