Raksha — meaning “protection” in several South Asian languages — is a Georgia-based nonprofit organization for the South Asian community. Though we primarily serve the South Asian community, we provide services to all those who face similar barriers to justice, regardless of ability, country of origin, race, religion, caste, socioeconomic status, gender identity, age, immigration status, or sexual orientation. Raksha’s mission is to promote a stronger and healthier South Asian community through confidential support services, education, and advocacy. Guided by values of consensus in decision-making, diversity in leadership, and the dignity and worth of every individual, Raksha strives to empower and serve the South Asian community.
Legal Remedies for Trafficking Survivors for Attorneys
October 3-4, 2017 Atlanta, GA
This two-day training enables attorneys and legal providers to assist survivors of human trafficking.
- Overview of Legal Definition of Trafficking
- Intake Best Practices
- Ethical Issues
- Public Benefits
- Victim Witness Advocacy
- Criminal Re-Entry/Vacatur
- Immigration Remedies
- Intro to Civil Remedies
- Best Practices Working with Multi-Disciplinary Teams
This training is free. CLE credits are available, but if CLE credits are claimed, the attorneys shall be responsible for paying the attorney fee for CLE credits pursuant to Georgia State Bar Governance Rule 8-103(C). *Space is limited -- priority will be given to Georgia-based legal providers. **Paralegals, BIA Accredited Representatives, and law students must be accompanied by supervising attorneys to register for the training.
Seminars have been designed primarily for professionals in mental health, medicine and nursing, law, law enforcement, education, prevention, research, advocacy, child protection services, and allied fields. All aspects of child maltreatment will be addressed including prevention, assessment, intervention and treatment with victims, perpetrators and families affected by physical, sexual and psychological abuse and neglect. Cultural considerations will also be addressed.
Celebrating the Nurse in Forensic Nursing
The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) guides national efforts to reduce the incidence, severity and adverse outcomes of intentional and unintentional injury in the United States. As the lead federal agency for injury prevention, NCIPC works closely with other federal agencies and national, state and local organizations to reduce injury, disability, and premature death caused by motor-vehicle crashes, fires, drownings, poisonings, homicides and suicides, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, child maltreatment and other violent acts and preventable injuries.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) operates a 24-hour hotline for victims of sexual assault. Callers are routed automatically to the closest member rape crisis center for counseling. More than 890 centers participate in the network.