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Sexual Violence and Evidence Collection

  • Government Innovators Network for the Harvard Kennedy School, Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation
  • 2008
  • This online event examined how law enforcement can work with SAFE's in order to collect sufficient evidence and provide quality care to the victim.  The panel discussed the importance of DNA collection and non-contamination, legal considerations, and the VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) requirement for states to provide free forensic exams to sexual assault victims who choose not to report the assault to law enforcement. * Registration is required.

    The Victim Assistance Training Online (VAT Online)

  • Cicatelli Associates Inc. with the National Center for Victims of Crime and Safe Horizon, Inc. for the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC)
  • This online program is a basic victim advocacy training offering victim services providers and allied professionals the opportunity to acquire the basic skills and knowledge they need to better assist victims of crime. Specific information is also provided to meet the needs of target populations. Each module in VAT Online is taught using interactive methodologies, case studies, exercises and other suggested activities to enhance the user’s learning. Each module or section takes about 30–60 minutes to complete. *Registration is required.
    Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training
  • The Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC)
  • Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 03/09/2010 - 14:12
    Designed for use by trainers, this 2-day curriculum teaches advocates about advocacy/counseling, the realities and impact of sexual assault, procedures to follow in common situations, techniques to support recovery, and compassion fatigue and self-care. The curriculum focuses on intervening with individuals in a crisis rather than long-term and group counseling.