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NSAC 2009 Virtual Exhibit Hall
Welcome to the National Sexual Assault Conference 2009 Virtual Exhibit Hall! We invite you to learn more about the diverse exhibitors who attended the 2009 conference.
AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women
AEquitas was created through funding from the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. It is a partnership between OVW, the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, and Battered Women’s Justice Project. AEquitas is a new technical assistance and training provider created to address the needs of prosecutors and allied professionals – particularly OVW grantees – who work on issues related to the prosecution of violence against women. AEquitas’ mission is to improve the quality of justice in sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and dating violence cases by developing, evaluating, and refining prosecution practices that increase victim safety and offender accountability.
Address: 801 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 375
Washington, DC 20004
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to oversee diverse programs that benefit victims of crime. OVC provides substantial funding to state victim assistance and compensation programs-the lifeline services that help victims to heal. The agency supports trainings designed to educate criminal justice and allied professionals regarding the rights and needs of crime victims.
This event is supported in part through funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice. Points of view expressed in this event are those of the organizers and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Voices of Men
“Voices of Men” is a one-man performance that uses humor and celebrity male voice impressions to educate audiences about sexual violence and consent. The writer/performer will be providing information about “Voices” as well as selling T-shirts, bumper stickers, teal ribbon jewelry and other related items.
Contact: Ben Atherton-Zeman
Web Site: www.voicesofmen.org
Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO)
SAPRO is the organization responsible for all Department of Defense sexual assault policy. The Department of Defense is committed to preventing sexual assault in our military. The Department has implemented a comprehensive policy to ensure the safety, dignity and well-being of all members of the Armed Forces. Our men and women serving throughout the world deserve nothing less, and their leaders—both military and civilian—are committed to maintaining a workplace environment that rejects sexual assault and reinforces a culture of prevention, response and accountability.
Contact: Marci Hodge
Address: 1401 Wilson Blvd. Ste 402
Arlington, Va. 22209
Web site: www.sapr.mil
International Association of Forensic Nurses
The mission of the IAFN is to provide leadership in forensic nursing practice by developing, promoting, and disseminating information internationally. Forensic nursing is defined as the global practice of nursing when health care and legal systems intersect. IAFN continues to improve standards of evidence based forensic nursing practice in an attempt to create a world without violence.
Address: 1517 Ritchie Hwy., Ste. 208
Arnold, Md. 21108
Web site: www.iafn.org
PSA Worldwide Corp.
PSA Worldwide Corp. has been partnering with government agencies for over 14 years by providing products to help meet your program objectives. Our catalog provides over 150 health education items and over 250 promotional products that include at least 150 new products this year. You will enjoy the personal service you receive from our friendly, skilled and seasoned staff who consistently demonstrate PSA’s motto, “Service Like No Other.”
Contact: Leah Dombaugh
Address: 6645 Delmonico Dr., Ste. 201
Colorado Spring, CO 80919
Since 1994, Appriss has provided innovative software-based services that help hundreds of local, state, and Federal criminal justice agencies serve and protect their citizens. Our flagship product, VINEÂ®, makes it easy for victims and other citizens to obtain timely information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders by phone, Web and e-mail. Appriss also provides comprehensive sex offender solutions, helping states manage their populations of sex offenders.
Address: 10401 Linn Station Road
Louisville, KY 40223
Web site: www.appriss.com
Reel Insight/West Virginia University
Reel Insight LLC was created to distribute Welcome to the Party, a curriculum designed for sexual assault prevention education on campuses. A contemporary and realistic film unveils most of the central issues including: vulnerability as it relates to alcohol abuse, the value of courageous bystanders, the prevalence of acquaintance rape, and reporting. It is all there in the context of a party.
Men Can Stop Rape
Men Can Stop Rape, Inc. is an international organization that mobilizes men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women. MCSR provides agencies, schools and organizations with direct services for youth, public service messaging, and leadership training.
Contact: Nicole Player
Address: 1003 K St., NW Suite 200
Washington D.C. 20001
Web site: www.mencanstoprape.org
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (VAWnet)
VAWnet provides a comprehensive publicly accessible online library of full-text, searchable materials and resources on sexual and domestic violence and related issues, including research syntheses, training tools, funding information, and best practices for prevention and intervention. The exhibit table offers a sampling of VAWnet’s Applied Research papers, Special Collections, and other topic-specific resources addressing emerging issues in the field.
Contact: Casey Keene
Address: 6400 Flank Drive, Suite 1300
Harrisburg PA 17112
Phone: 800-537-2238, x136
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States.
CDC's focus is not only on scientific excellence but also on the essential spirit that is CDC – to protect the health of all people. CDC keeps humanity at the forefront of its mission to ensure health protection through promotion, prevention, and preparedness.
Phone: 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
Web site: http://www.cdc.gov
Vision of Hope
Vision of Hope, launched in July 2005 by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and former PA First Lady Michele M. Ridge, is a campaign aimed at protecting our children from the devastation of sexual abuse.
As adults, we have the power to intervene and protect children from the horrors of sexual abuse. Through Vision of Hope, we are working to protect – and restore – the hopes and dreams of our children. Nationally, Vision of Hope promotes critical research, effective prevention strategies, and adult responsibility and accountability for protecting our children.
Advocates across the country work diligently to develop and implement innovative programs, training and initiatives that serve to prevent and minimize the impact of child sexual abuse. With proper support and funding these tools have the power to heal the wounds of abuse through kindness and compassion that inspires trust and to prevent abuse from happening. Vision of Hope raises funds to invest in these programs and solutions.
Graphix for Change
Because Social Change is Beautifully Designed - does graphic design and Web sites for social change and public service organizations. Its team includes people with experience in Web site and print design, rape crisis centers and coalitions, content development, and local community organizing.
Contact: Karan Parkin
Address: 56 Harvard St.
Springfield, MA 01109