On March 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), in coordination with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, will present a Web Forum discussion with Jean Bruggeman, Esq., and Robin Hassler Thompson, M.A., J.D., on best practices for meeting the legal needs of adult and minor victims of human trafficking. Ms. Bruggeman is a Human Trafficking Fellow with OVC, where she provides training and technical assistance to service providers and government agencies nationwide, with a focus on legal services for survivors of human trafficking. She has more than 12 years of nonprofit victim services experience, and expertise in immigration, human trafficking, and domestic violence. Ms. Bruggeman has developed comprehensive legal and social services programs for survivors, authored training resources, provided direct legal representation to survivors, and developed an interpreter service to ensure that all victims in the District of Columbia have access to legal services.Ms. Thompson consults with universities, state and national public policy and human rights advocacy groups, and international law firms on issues related to human trafficking and domestic and sexual violence law and policy analysis, Violence Against Women Act implementation, adult domestic violence, workplace violence, and health care issues. She has lectured extensively on the topics of human trafficking and violence against women, and is a contributor to numerous national and international publications and curricula, including an online continuing medical education course on domestic violence and human trafficking for the Florida Medical Association.Visit the OVC Web Forum now at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum to submit questions for Ms. Bruggeman and Ms. Thompson and return on March 6 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Go to http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum/asp/participate.asp for instructions on how to participate.
On March 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s National Center for Youth in Custody (NC4YC) will present the Webinar "Creating healthy Environments: Supporting the Mental Health of Youth in confinement Facilities." During this one-and-a-half hour Webinar, presenters will showcase safe, effective, evidence-based approaches to addressing the mental health needs of confined youth and demonstrate the impact of ineffective practices.
A dynamic webinar presentation and discussion of the intersection of these issues: intimate partner violence, HIV?AIDS, and race.Presenters:*Jamine Burnett of Organized Roots*Samantha L. Illangasekare, PhD, MPH, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute
Are you a SANE program manager struggling with recruiting and retaining staff, budgeting, and program management? Do you ever think, “Wow, they sure didn’t teach this in school!” Consider applying for this free, online 6-week SANE Sustainability course offered by the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). Taught by nationally recognized experts, Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P and Jenifer Markowitz ND, RN, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, this course will provide education and skill building on issues of program sustainability, including budgeting, staffing, and collaboration, as well as ongoing technical assistance and capacity building to SANE Program Managers. Approximately 15 nursing contact hours (CE) will be awarded upon completion of the course. Eligibility: attendees must either be a current SANE Program Manager (nurse or non-nurse) or a nurse who aspires to become a SANE program manager. Cost: the course is free, but requires a commitment to attend all 6 weeks and devote a minimum of 2.5 hours per week to webinars and assignments. Students must complete the entire course to receive the 15 nursing CEs. Students will also receive a certificate upon completion. Format: each week, attendees will view a recorded webinar on that week’s topic. The webinar will be followed by a homework assignment and then a live discussion webinar to further explore the topic. Agenda: the course will begin April 1 and coursework must be completed by May 31. Live, real-time webinars will be held at 2 pm Eastern Time on Mondays. Students should plan to attend these sessions in real-time after watching the week’s recorded content at their leisure. Click the above link Web-Based SANE Sustainability Training Application to view the course agenda for each Monday. How to Apply: submit the online application before March 10, 2013. If you are interested and unable to participate in this first round, this course will be repeated in late summer. The application period for the second round will open in June.
In this webinar we’ll share: information on goals and related steps outlined in the new resource Essentials for Childhood: Steps to Create Safe, Stable, and Nurturing Relationships for Children; strategies communities can consider to promote the types of relationships and environments that help children grow up to be healthy and productive citizens; and community examples of work done to address the four goals outlined in Essentials for Childhood. Speakers will include: Sandra Alexander, MEd—Expert Consultant; Division of Violence Prevention, CDC, Jody Becker-Green, PhD, MSW—Chief Knowledge Officer, Planning, Performance, and Accountability; Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Karina Forrest-Perkins—Chief Executive Officer; Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota. To join the webinar: please note that no advance registration is available for this webinar. Instead, participants must join the event at the appropriate day/time using the following information: click on the following link https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/, enter the conference number: PW4814918, enter the audience passcode: CHILDHOODWEBINAR and dial in to the toll-free conference telephone line for audio: 1-800-369-1866. Please copy and paste this information into your calendar today!
Are you wondering how the Affordable Care Act will affect your program, the clients you serve, and your staff members? Do you understand the major healthcare changes that are coming down the road in Washington State? WCSAP is fortunate to have staff from the Washington State Health Care Authority presenting this webinar, providing current information for sexual assault program managers and executive directors as well as managers of other nonprofit organizations. Webinar Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (Pacific time)
In light of several recent, heinous incidents of violence against young women, specifically the Steubenville gang rape and the attack in New Delhi, among many others, advocates have reached out to NRCDV staff about being saddened and discouraged after reading through the details of these inhumane acts of violence against young women. To help offer a way for advocates to recharge and re-engage, the NRCDV brings to you the voices of 4 powerful women who are dedicated to ending violence against women and girls and who have been working in the movement for decades.
Anne Menard, Executive Director of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Chic Dabby, Director of the Asian Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
Patti Tototzintle, Chief Executive Officer of Casa de Esperanza
Umi, Project Director for the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African-American Community
Let’s learn from these four amazingly dedicated and experienced advocates about how to stay motivated and steadfast to do this work in the face of opposition, apathy, and continued acts of dehumanizing violence that often go unpunished.
Cases of sexual abuse perpetrated against a child by a family member can be difficult to prosecute. Misperceptions about the dynamics of incest can lead to inadequate response by victim service providers and other members of the system. Prosecutors and allied criminal justice professionals can provide crucial support to children and families surviving incest by learning to identify and respond to their unique needs.Join us as Jennifer Long, Director of AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women, and former prosecutor, and Alissa Mailen Perrotto, Online Resource Specialist for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and former children’s advocate, discuss strategies for preparing and litigating cases of incest while supporting children and families.By the conclusion of this presentation participants will be better able to:• Recognize the unique challenges related to the investigation and prosecution of incest cases• Overcome potential barriers in the prosecution of incest cases to improve offender accountability • Collaborate with advocates to decrease the likelihood retraumatizing child victims during investigation and prosecution
Hear from the Chief of the Manhattan District Attorney's Sex Crimes Unit about New York City’s “Backlog Project,” through which 17,000 previously-unexamined sexual assault evidence kits were outsourced for DNA analysis. Ms. Bashford will discuss why NYC decided to test every backlogged rape kit, lessons learned along the way, and some of the cases they solved through the Project. Presenter: Martha Bashford, Chief of the Manhattan District Attorney's Sex Crimes Unit.
On February 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), in coordination with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, will present a Web Forum discussion with Cherise Fanno Burdeen and Jeffrey Dion, Esq., on pretrial process considerations for crime victims. Ms. Burdeen is the Chief Operating Officer for the Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring informed pretrial decisionmaking for safe communities. Since joining PJI in 2006, she has developed innovative strategies to raise awareness of pretrial justice issues, worked with a broad constituency of criminal justice stakeholder groups, provided technical assistance and training on policy reforms, and engaged in communications and media efforts. Ms. Burdeen also is the Chief Operating Officer for the Institute for Justice Planning, a subsidiary of PJI that provides planning support to jurisdictions engaged in criminal justice system reform.Mr. Dion is the Deputy Executive Director for the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), a nonprofit advocacy organization for victims of all types of crime. In this role, Mr. Dion assists with operational management, partnerships, policy and communication strategies, and the development of all financial resources. Previously, as NCVC’s Acting Executive Director, Mr. Dion oversaw five program areas—victim services, public policy, public education, training and technical assistance, and civil justice—and served as the point of contact for NCVC’s partner agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.Visit the OVC Web Forum now at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum to submit questions for Ms. Burdeen and Mr. Dion and return on February 6 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Go to http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum/asp/participate.asp for instructions on how to participate.
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