Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP)
The goals of our conference are to unite agencies and individuals working to end sexual violence, to provide educational opportunities to deepen our understanding of sexual violence, and to facilitate social change.The theme of this year’s conference is Celebrating Resilience.As advocates and preventionists working to end sexual violence, we have needed to be resilient. While this need has made us stronger, it does not always feel like a gift. This year we want to acknowledge the value of resilience within ourselves, to celebrate this amazing ability, and to cultivate a community of care. It is the resilience in our lives, our communities, and our movement that inspires each of us to work for what seems impossible at times: the end of oppression and violence. This conference is a chance to connect to our co-workers, allies, and supporters, and to renew our energy, focus, and creativity. There is more work to do and we need to recharge in order to take on this challenge.For more information, visit their website.
Incident-based data reported by law enforcement capture numerous elements that can help uncover patterns about particular types of crime, crime victims, arrestees, and other factors. The knowledge provided from analyzing IBR data has contributed to strategic and operational changes in law enforcement agencies, the creation of more effective prevention programs, the establishment of educational programs for victims and advocacy groups, and changes in justice policy. The purpose of this webinar is to demonstrate the utility of incident-based data as an analytic tool to address matters relevant to policy. Presenters will discuss issues they have addressed using such data: how they analyzed the data, how the findings led to a better understanding of problems such as domestic violence and disproportionate minority contact, and the policy and/or strategic implications of their findings. They will also discuss the limitations of the data and possible future research to further explore the issue.Panelists: Max Schlueter SAC Director, Vermont Center for Justice Research Rob McManus SAC Director, Office of Justice Programs, South Carolina Department of Public SafetyModerator: Lisa Walbolt Wagner, Research Associate, Justice Research and Statistics Association
Windy City Times is hosting a summit May 2-5 on LGBTQ youth in the Chicago region, to assess the current issues impacting homeless youth, and new solutions to these complex issues. Kim Hunt, executive director of Affinity Community Services, is the summit’s director.The title of the summit is “Owning Our Lives: Dream It. Speak It. Do It!!”Each of the summit’s three days will have a different area of focus:Friday, May 2, 2-8 p.m.Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s HospitalOpen to people 25 and under who have been impacted by homelessness.Registration: FREESat., May 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.University of Illinois at Chicago, Behavioral Sciences Bldg, 1007 W. HarrisonOpen to youth, nonprofits, government agencies, politicians, foundations, activists, service providers, academic researchers and individuals working on these issues.Registration: $45 adults, youth freeMon., May 5, 8 a.m.-NoonMuseum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St.Report to government agencies, politicians, foundations (private, public and corporate foundations encouraged to attend), academics, and donors.Registration: FREEFor more information visit the website.
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence Preconference Institute
This one day pre-conference will be focused on intimate partner sexual violence (IPSV), an often overlooked yet prevalent and very serious aspect of domestic violence cases. Participants in this conference will learn about the prevalence of IPSV, victim impact, the importance of understanding IPSV for risk assessment, strategies for encouraging disclosure and responding to IPSV, and other related issues. This interactive session will also explore the language of violence against women: how we talk about and write about these crimes. The pre-conference wiill be presented by Lynn Hecht Schafran and Claudia Bayliff. Email for additional questions about registration.
On Friday, April 11, 2014, VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center will host its annual Suffolk County Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Conference at the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College. The goal of this event is to bring together community stakeholders to share knowledge and ideas about how to prevent and respond to sexual assault. This event is open to the entire community, and will draw participants from various fields, including law enforcement, education, and other human service agencies.This year's conference will focus on prevention and response to child sexual abuse and will highlight the Enough Abuse Campaign, a national grassroots movement aimed at providing adults and communities with the knowledge and skills to put an end to the child sexual abuse epidemic. VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center is thrilled to partner with the Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center as the lead agencies for Suffolk County's Enough Abuse Campaign, one of only three sites chosen in the state of New York.Conference events will also include:-A keynote address by Terri Muuss, author of Over Exposed: A Poetic Memoir-Eight different workshop offerings-Networking opportunities-Continental breakfast and lunchFor more information, email Lindsay Schoenig or call 631-360-3730 x220.
The Goldring Reentry Initiative (GRI) is pleased to invite you to our second annual criminal justice event, Breaking Down Walls: Mass Incarceration Meets the Academy, on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at the Penn Museum. This free day-long event aims to foster dialogue and galvanize change by uniting community members, academics, advocates, service providers, and people impacted by the criminal justice system in discussion and resource sharing. Breaking Down Walls will include three presentations highlighting criminal justice research by academics alongside personal narratives by previously incarcerated people to inform and personalize that research. A panel discussion will examine the relationship between research and practice as it relates to activists, religious organizations, social service agencies, city government, and the Philadelphia Prison System.Dr. Cornel West will deliver the keynote address and Dr. Heather Ann Thompson will provide the opening remarks. The event will also feature a resource fair of local advocacy and service provider organizations from 8:30am-9am and during the lunch break. Photographs from Richard Ross’s Juvenile In Justice exhibit will be displayed at the event.
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