Date/Time: 
04/25/2014 - 2:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Center for Victims of Crime
Description: 

The National Center for Victims of Crime, with funding from the Office on Violence Against Women, announces a new webinar in a series addressing untested sexual assault kits: Into the Lab: Mandatory Testing of Sexual Assault Kits. Illinois (in 2009) and Texas (in 2011) enacted state laws mandating the testing of sexual assault kits (SAKs). Both laws required audits of the untested sexual assault kits that had languished for years in evidence storage rooms as well as timely testing of all sexual assault kits moving forward. This webinar, presented by Cara Smith and Torie Camp, will describe how the Illinois and Texas laws came about, key aspects of both states' laws, results of the statewide audits, and impact of the laws on the criminal justice system and victims of sexual assault. Speakers will discuss barriers to passage of these laws, challenges to implementation, and wish lists for improvement.If you have any questions about this Webinar, please email Ilse Knecht or Torie Camp, or by phone at 512-940-6932.

Date/Time: 
08/14/2014 - 2:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Vera Institute of Justice
Description: 

The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice is pleased to announce a 6-part webinar series on Cultivating Your Evaluation Capacity.Research has shown that an organization needs to have a number of elements in place before it can begin a meaningful evaluation. These elements include a culture that promotes learning and improvement, staff commitment and support for evaluation, and an understanding of how change is expected to occur within your organization, among others. This webinar series is designed to help your organization assess its readiness and capacity to take on evaluation activities, with the ultimate goal of integrating sustainable evaluation efforts into your organization.This FREE webinar series is open to any U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women grantee, their affiliates and partners, and is designed specifically for organizations that address domestic and sexual violence.

Date/Time: 
09/11/2014 - 8:00am to 09/12/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Doubletree by Hilton Buckhead

3342 Peachtree Road NE,

Atlanta, GA, USA 30326

 

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
End Violence Against Women International
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
http://www.evawintl.org/
Description: 

This training will focus on the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault as well as stalking. Topics include:•Sexual Assault Dynamics - Effectively Recognizing and Responding to Sexual Assault•The Impact of Trauma on Memory and Overcoming Barriers to Successfully Interview Victims of Sexual Assault•Start by Believing Public Awareness Campaign•Unfounded Cases and False Reports•Gang-Related Violence Against Women and Girls•VAWA Forensic Compliance and Anonymous Reporting•Educating Judges and Juries on Victim Behavior in Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence•The Use of Technology to Stalk - Intermediate and Advanced Intervention•Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault•The Impact of DNA on the Sexual Assault Investigation•Investigating Sexual Assault: A Multidisciplinary Collaborative Approach 

Date/Time: 
06/05/2013 (All day) to 06/20/2013 (All day)
Location
Address: 
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Victim Rights Law Center
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
VRLC
Contact Phone: 
617-399-6720
Contact Email: 
elearning@victimrights.org
Contact Website: 
http://www.victimrights.org
Description: 

Conducting an initial sexual assault legal intake interview requires a specialized skill set. This free, online course will help you further develop the skills you need to conduct a sexual assault legal intake, demonstrating best practices and inviting you to develop strategies for effectively working with survivors to identify and address their civil legal needs. The course consists of a self-paced web-based training, a series of independent homework activities, and an interactive webinar led by VRLC Staff Attorney Laura Mahr. The course is available for OVW grantees, sub-grantees, and their grant partners,* and will begin Wednesday, June 5th, 2013. To pass the course, you must attend the June 20th webinar (10–11:30 a.m. Pacific). For more information, see the course outline online or email us at elearning@victimrights.org. *Note that should the course fill, priority will be given to LAV grantees, sub-grantees, and their grant partners.If you are not an OVW grantee, but are interested in the course, let us know and we will contact you when the course is offered without grant restrictions.

Date/Time: 
02/04/2014 (All day)
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Break the Cycle and NO MORE
Description: 

It's Time To Talk Day is an annual awareness day that is encouraging everyone – especially parents and teens – to start talking about what it means to have a healthy relationship. This year, Break the Cycle and NO MORE will be hosting dynamic conversation events, called Talk-A-Thons, in cities across the country – bringing parents and advocates together to learn, share and talk about this issue. Start the conversation in your community by participating in a It's Time To Talk Day Talk-A-Thon on February 4th.

Date/Time: 
04/26/2011 (All day) to 04/30/2011 (All day)
Location
Address: 

1010 Waugh Houston TX 77019

City: 
Houston
Postal Code: 
77019
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Houston Area Women's Center
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Frida Villalobos
Contact Email: 
fvillalobos@hawc.org
Description: 

Jeans for Justice Display at the Houston Area Women's Center court yard in honor of sexual assault survivors

Date/Time: 
08/02/2013 - 8:00am to 08/03/2013 - 4:00pm
Location
Address: 

Patton Boggs

2550 M Street, NW

Washington, DC 20037

City: 
Washington DC
Postal Code: 
20037
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ)
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Alexandra Staropoli
Contact Phone: 
1-202-467-0864 Ext. 109
Contact Email: 
staropoli@juvjustice.org
Contact Website: 
http://cjjyouthsummit2013.wordpress.com/
Description: 

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice will host its 2013 Youth Summit on August 2-3, 2013, in Washington, DC. In accordance with the summit theme, “Empowering Young Leaders for Juvenile Justice Reform,” sessions will provide youth leaders with information on juvenile justice basics, disproportionate minority contact, the school-to-prison pipeline, and leadership development. (OJJDP) 

Date/Time: 
11/05/2013 - 7:00pm
Location
Address: 

Gotham Comedy Club
208 W 23rd Street
New York, NY

Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
Description: 

Please join us for this comedy night fundraiser to benefit the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault. The entire cover will benefit the Alliance's mission. There is also a two drink minimum. Comics include... Regina DeCicco (2012 Ladies of Laughter) Tom Daddario (Sirius XM) Moody McCarthy (Late Show with David Letterman) Carmen Lynch (Late Show with David Letterman) Keith Alberstadt (Late Show with David Letterman) MC'ed by Harris Bloom  The Alliance's mission is to build the capacity of communities, organizations, and institutions to advance the right to live free from sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes individuals, families and society.For more information please visit www.svfreenyc.org

Date/Time: 
05/02/2014 - 2:00pm to 05/05/2014 - 12:00pm
Location
Address: 

Chicago, IL

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Chicago Summit
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
http://chicagosummit.lgbthomelessness.com/
Description: 

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.

Date/Time: 
08/08/2011 (All day) to 08/10/2011 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center

City: 
National Harbor
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS)
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Contact Website: 
http://www.ojjdp.gov/
Description: 

Today's schools face a host of interrelated issues and challenges that influence student safety, well-being, and achievement. This conference concentrates on what is currently being done and what we can improve upon to positively affect key issues the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) is striving to improve upon across our nations schools. Community leaders will have an opportunity to explore these topics show how we can take action on these new initiatives.

Sessions at the conference will focus on youth alcohol and drug abuse prevention; bullying and cyberbullying; violence prevention in schools; emergency management; health, mental health, and physical education; data collection; special populations; and emerging issues. The conference targets potential OSDFS grantees, juvenile justice practitioners, policymakers, education and prevention leaders, and school administrators, among others.


Registration is available online. Online registration will close on July 22, 2011, or when space is no longer available.
 

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