Comprehensive prevention practices must include culturally competent components. Preventionists do not need to be experts on these beliefs, but must have a foundational understanding of the intersections of child sexual abuse, cultural norms, and societal pressures, to create community centered programing. In this web conference, we will highlight Indigenous communities and the work community members are doing to end child sexual abuse.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is supporting three national organizations – the Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM), the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), and the Resource Sharing Project (RSP) – to partner on a novel initiative to provide training and technical assistance to enhance probation responses to cases involving sexual assault. This project aims to promote well-informed, victim-centered probation responses within the context of a comprehensive approach to sex offender management through on-site training, technical assistance, written resources, and webinars.
Please join us for the first in a series of webinars to be delivered under this national initiative. During this webinar, presenters will:
Provide an overview of this project and the resources it can offer to the field;
Highlight the importance of victim-centeredness as an underlying tenet of sex offender management efforts, including probation practices;
Summarize findings from a national needs assessment of representatives from the victim advocacy and probation/parole supervision communities regarding shared goals, current practice trends and collaborations, and decision points that have implications for enhancing victim-centered probation responses; and
Offer examples of ways in which victim-centered sex offender supervision practices are being implemented.
Anticipated presenters for this session will be:
Karen Baker, Executive Director, National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Dr. Kurt Bumby, Project Director, Center for Sex Offender Management
Carl Wicklund, Executive Director, American Probation and Parole Association
Registration is required to participate in this webinar. The webinar will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. EST; please plan to join approximately 10 minutes early to ensure your computer’s compatibility. For inquiries regarding this webinar, please contact Stevyn Fogg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project was supported by Grant #2013-TA-AX-K029 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the authors(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
This training will help advocates learn more about the role of the sexual assault nurse examiner and better understand the sexual assault medical exam. Included will be help in understanding general anatomy, medical findings and forensic evidence collection. Additionally, this training will include information on the collaborative roles of advocates and SANE nurses in the care of sexual assault patients.
Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the role of the SANE nurse in the care of sexual assault patients
2. Gain an increased understanding of what occurs in a sexual assault forensic exam
3. Develop increased knowledge of normal anatomy and medical findings in sexual assault exams
4. Discuss key aspects of the collaborative roles of the sexual assault advocate and SANE.
5. State important follow up considerations for patients including follow up medical exams, referrals for counseling and support, and safety planning.
In this month’s webinar, we’ll discuss best practices for small and/or multi-service agencies on providing rape crisis services to survivors in facilities that are located far from large cities and towns. We’ll review some of the unique challenges of working in rural detention facilities, and discuss ways to work around barriers such as distance and a lack of community response teams. Becca Korby, Executive Director of Healthy Families, a multi-service agency in rural Washington state, will join us to share her strategies for working in a community with multiple needs and limited resources. We’ll end with ample time for questions and answers. The webinar is geared toward rape crisis advocates and other community-based service providers, but anyone who works with current or former detainees is encouraged to attend. This series of webinars is being supported by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.
Michelle M. Garcia, Director, Stalking Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime will address the often overlooked link between stalking and sexual assault. Stalking is a crime that is often co-perpetrated with other crimes, such as domestic violence and sexual assault. Research supports a connection between stalking and sexual assault—both pre- and post-assault. In this webinar, we will explore the nature and dynamics of stalking, focusing on its intersection with sexual assault. We will also discuss ways in which this information impacts our responses to and services for victims.
This webinar will discuss the implications of the new Administrative Relief announced by President Obama and how advocates can help inform survivors.Presenters include: Andrea Carcamo-Cavazos, Assistant Director of Public Policy, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network; Grace Huang, Public Policy Coordinator, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Sonia Parras-Konrad, Co-Director, ASISTA; and Cecelia Friedman Levin, Attorney, ASISTA.*Esta conferencia web se presentará en español. Publicaremos los detalles de esta presentación la próxima semana.
The Internet is a haven for sex traffickers to recruit, advertise, and communicate with their victims. Traffickers frequently use mobile phones, online services, and nontraditional banking methods, which all present their own challenges to investigations. At the same time, these activities leave “digital breadcrumbs” to follow during an investigation. Investigators and prosecutors should work together to use the latest available resources to preserve valuable evidence that can be presented to great affect at trial.
This webinar will provide practical information and investigative strategies that will assist in the identification, investigation, and successful prosecution of traffickers. It will address how digital evidence can corroborate victim and witness testimony, support charging decisions, and reinforce evidence-based trial strategies that do not rely entirely upon victim testimony.
Allied justice system professionals including but not limited to law enforcement officers and prosecutors are encouraged to view this recording.
CLE Credits This webinar recording should qualify prosecutors for one (1) hour of continuing legal education credits. Prosecutors are encouraged to contact their state bar association in reference to application requirements and related fees.
The term “restorative justice” can have a myriad of meanings for a variety of communities. In this web conference participants will learn what the term means for members of South Asian and immigrant/communities of color. In particular, the role survivors of child sexual abuse play in the process and the links this process has in preventing child sexual abuse.
This web conference is apart of PreventConnect and Ms. Foundation for Women’s third year of the #PowerInPrevention: Ending Child Sexual Abuse Web Conference Series.
Join experts from the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), Crime Victims Services (CVS), and Social Solutions to learn what research and resources are available to help victim-serving agencies measure their activities and improve their impact.
Susan Howley of NCVC will offer insight into why the victims services field is moving increasingly towards measuring outcomes and delivering evidence-based programming, and what that means for service providers. David Voth of CVS will address how practitioners can contextualize programs in terms of specific outcomes and indicators to help connect staff efforts with participant outcomes, using tools like logic models. Nicole Geller of Social Solutions will address what technological supports exist today to help providers measure those program efforts and improve participant outcomes.
Transgender men and women are extremely vulnerable to sexual abuse behind bars. What support do transgender survivors need to heal? How can you, as an advocate, make a difference in their lives?
Join JDI for our final two webinars of the year — a two-part series for rape crisis advocates who want to provide services to transgender survivors of sexual abuse in detention.
Part 2: On December 10, we will focus on direct advocacy strategies, including legal and systems advocacy. Jennifer Orthwein from the Transgender Law Center will talk about her experience working with transgender survivors in California state prisons and provide an overview of her organization’s advocacy strategies. Earline Budd, an advocate who has provided direct services to transgender inmates in Washington, D.C., will discuss safety planning, systems advocacy, and re-entry planning for incarcerated transgender survivors of sexual abuse.
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