This JDI webinar on sexual violence behind bars will focus on the immigration detention system. Expert presenters will look at the unique vulnerabilities of immigrant detainees -- and the obstacles to getting help that they face.The session will also give an overview of the U.S.’s rapidly growing immigration detention system, covering its complex array of agencies and facilities and the pending Department of Homeland Security standards to eliminate the sexual abuse of detainees. The webinar will feature talks by a community advocate and a survivor of sexual abuse in immigration detention. These perspectives will help shed light on the specific needs of survivors of this abuse and the ways advocates can get them help.Who Should Attend:This webinar is aimed at advocates and service providers – rape crisis center staff, counselors, and administrators – though anyone who works in the victim services field is encouraged to attend. Corrections officials, law enforcement, and other professionals in related fields are also invited.No Refuge Here is the first in a three-part series of webinars on providing services to survivors of sexual abuse in detention. The series is part of JDI’s National Sexual Violence in Detention Education and Resource Project, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. JDI is an international health and human rights organization that seeks to eliminate sexual violence in all forms of detention.
The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice is pleased to announce a 6-part webinar series on Cultivating Your Evaluation Capacity.Research has shown that an organization needs to have a number of elements in place before it can begin a meaningful evaluation. These elements include a culture that promotes learning and improvement, staff commitment and support for evaluation, and an understanding of how change is expected to occur within your organization, among others. This webinar series is designed to help your organization assess its readiness and capacity to take on evaluation activities, with the ultimate goal of integrating sustainable evaluation efforts into your organization.This FREE webinar series is open to any U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women grantee, their affiliates and partners, and is designed specifically for organizations that address domestic and sexual violence
On June 20, 2012, at 2 p.m. E.T., the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) Missing and Exploited Children's Program will present the Webinar, “The Sexual Exploitation of Girls in Gangs.” This 1-hour Webinar will examine girls’ involvement in gangs, their relationships within gangs, and how fellow members sexually exploit them for commercial purposes. Panelists will identify the challenges in the investigation and prosecution of this crime and offer solutions. This is a follow-up to last month’s Webinar on the connections between missing children and sex trafficking.
DESCRIPTION: Jurisdictions, organizations, and individuals will have the opportunity to listen to and participate in a presentation on effectively engaging foundations as strategic partners. PURPOSE: Foundations are a source of sustainability funding. Participants will learn about a myriad of foundation types and funding resources. LEARNING OBJECTIVES:- Introduce participants to the culture of philanthropy- Provide an overview of the steps and tools needed to approach foundations and philanthropies- Introduce participants to philanthropic resource organizationsPRESENTERS: Stephanie McGencey, Executive Director, Grantmakers for Children, Youth & FamiliesLyman Legters, Senior Director, Casey Family Programs
On April 30, join JDI for a webinar for advocates who want to provide services for survivors in prisons, jails, and youth facilities.This webinar will educate rape crisis advocates and other community-based service providers on the criminal justice system and the culture of corrections. Presenters will give an overview of different types of confinement facilities and how the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards apply to each type.Drawing on their extensive experience working with corrections officials, JDI staff will discuss different approaches in the adult and youth systems, goals of corrections officials regarding maintaining safety and security, and common misunderstandings between corrections officials and advocates.This webinar will help advocates find common ground with corrections officials working in their communities, ensuring incarcerated survivors can get the help they need.
"One in Eight: The Reality of Sexual Abuse in Youth Detention” is the first in a three-part series of webinars on providing services to survivors of sexual abuse in juvenile detention. This webinar will cover the juvenile detention system, focusing on the crisis of sexual abuse facing youth detainees. Expert presenters will review the offenses that most often result in the incarceration of young people, and the types of facilities that are used to detain them. The session will also look at the Prison Rape Elimination Act standards, which apply to youth facilities. The webinar will feature talks by community advocates as well as survivors of sexual abuse in youth detention. These perspectives will help shed light on why so many youth detainees – one in eight overall – are sexually victimized, and on the impact of this abuse on youth and their communities.
Who Should Attend: This webinar series is aimed at advocates and service providers – rape crisis center staff, counselors, and administrators – though anyone who works in the victim services field is encouraged to attend. Corrections officials, law enforcement, and other professionals in related fields are also invited.
The series is part of JDI’s National Sexual Violence in Detention Education and Resource Project, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. JDI is an international health and human rights organization that seeks to eliminate sexual violence in all forms of detention.
One of the great challenges of rural sexual assault advocacy work is finding appropriate and compassionate medical care for sexual violence survivors. We have such limited healthcare resources in our rural communities. In this 90-minute webinar, Cat Fribley and Kris Bein will help OVW Rural Grantees explore new strategies and tap into new resources for comprehensive sexual violence medical advocacy. We will discuss questions such as:
What if our community doesn’t have a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner?
What if our community hospital is closing?
How can we help survivors access long-term healthcare, not just emergency care?
This webinar explores the link between intimate partner violence and animal abuse, focusing on strategies and options for supporting victims and their pets in shelters and through outside resources. By the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Understand the link between animal abuse and intimate partner violence
Recognize resources and tools to screen for animal abuse and assist victims’ pets
Identify strategies for creating a welcoming space for pets and victims in shelters and programs
Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice and Office on Violence Against Women
This webinar will be presented by Monika Johnson Hostler, NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Dr. Rebecca Macy and Dr. Sandra Martin, University of North Carolina. Registration information coming soon.
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