Date/Time: 
04/27/2010 (All day) to 04/30/2010 (All day)
Location
Address: 

The Palomar Hotel

City: 
Chicago
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
AEquitas
Description: 

The National Institute on the Prosecution of Sexual Violence (NIPSV) is a three and one-half day course designed to challenge participants to reevaluate their approach to prosecuting sexual violence crimes. NIPSV explores the complex issues faced by prosecutors in balancing offender accountability and the impact of criminal prosecution on victims. In addition to practical case evaluation and litigation skills, the curriculum addresses the development and improvement of culturally sensitive victim services by prosecutors; examines the benefits of developing a coordinated victim-centered community response; explains common injuries, relevant medical evidence and offers guidance on the use of medical experts; explores ethical issues confronted by prosecutors; and offers prosecutors the ability to redefine outcomes and the very nature of justice in sexual violence cases.

NIPSV uses hypothetical case problems, role-playing exercises, small group discussions, mini-lectures, and faculty demonstrations. Rather than reading specific case law, participants employ case evaluation, preparation, and trial skills to understand sexual violence in the various contexts in which it occurs and examine their current attitudes and practices. The highly interactive format enables prosecutors from different jurisdictions, with varied levels of experience, to learn from one another and engage in “real-life” activities that are readily transferable to their everyday work. Prosecutors who have found strategies to overcome the unique challenges in handling sexual violence cases will share their success stories and techniques. Prosecutors will leave the institute with new ideas and methods for keeping victims safe and holding offenders accountable.

Additional information and to apply

NIPSV is open to prosecutors only and attendance is free of charge. Accepted applicants are responsible for making and paying for their own travel and lodging arrangements. A limited number of scholarships related to travel and accommodations may be available upon request. Please submit scholarship requests to cmathews@aequitasresource.org for consideration.

Hosted by AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women in partnership with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) through funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).
 

Location

3080 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
United States
Phone: 773-880-9860
Fax: 773-929-5150

Online

Phone/Fax

Toll-Free:
800-621-4000
Date/Time: 
04/25/2008 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Plym Auditorium
Temple Hoyne Buell Hall
611 E. Loredo Taft Dr.

City: 
Champaign
Postal Code: 
61820
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Description: 

UIUC Alumna and HBOs Def Poetrys Kelly Tsai is a Chinese Taiwanese American spoken word performer. She has been involved in numerous arts organizing efforts and poetry slams. Kelly Tsai will perform and host an open mic night for the UIUC community as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This event is an opportunity for artistic expression around gender oppression, sexuality, violence, and self-empowerment. Time: 7:00 pm

Date/Time: 
04/30/2011 - 8:30am to 11:30am
Location
Address: 

DuPage Prairie Path - Elmhurst gazebo located at Spring Rd and Prairie Path Lane

City: 
Elmhurst
Sponsoring Agency: 
PAVE-Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Nicole albrecht
Contact Email: 
nikki.albrecht@gmail.com
Contact Website: 
http://www.giveforward.com/pavewalkchicago
Description: 

PAVE is a multi-national non-profit that uses art, education and action to shatter the silence of sexual violence. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused. These crimes are extremely prevalent, but shrouded in silence and shame. Every person knows someone who has been affected by sexual assault, but the majority of folks will never even know it! It is up to us to be the voice for everyone who has been silenced by violence!! Join PAVE for its inaugural national walk as a day of solidarity for an empowering conclusion to Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) on Saturday, April 30, 2011. Your donations will help our 35 walkers meet their fundraising goals and help us shatter the silence of sexual violence.

Location

200 S. Michigan Avenue, 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604-2404
United States
Phone: 312-663-3520
Fax: 312-939-8962

Online

Date/Time: 
04/26/2013 - 12:00pm
Location
Address: 

Daley Center, 50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL

City: 
Chicago
Postal Code: 
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
A Long Walk Home
Description: 

A Long Walk Home SOARS program and Girl/Friends youth leaders participates in our partner RVA’s hour long Standing Silent Witness demonstration at the Daley Plaza. Join us in silence to demonstrate and bring awareness of the silence that survivors of sexual assault are often forced into.

Date/Time: 
04/26/2009 - 5:00pm to 9:30pm
Location
Address: 

North Beach Club
1211 Butterfield Road

City: 
Downers Grove
Postal Code: 
60515
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Take Back the Night-Dupage
Description: 

Take Back the Night- DuPage is proud and pleased to announce its 2nd annual Rock Away Violence concert fundraiser! Rock Away Violence will take place April 26, 2009, at North Beach, 1211 Butterfield in Downers Grove. Our 2nd annual event will begin at 5:00 PM and feature several bands, including Vertikal, F.H.O.D., Bitterson, and DJ Rhema. This event is open to all ages! Our organization is dedicated to raising awareness about domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault. We work to prevent future violence and empower survivors of abuse and assault. A portion of the proceeds from Rock Away Violence will help support the work of local crisis hotlines that assist survivors.

Date/Time: 
04/24/2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Education Building Room 002

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Description: 

Lecture discusses how state-of-the art technology can empower communities and individuals to prevent and heal from sexual violence using new methods in art therapy and the digital arts, such as photography, projection, video, twitter, and facebook.

Location

P.O. Box 6416
Chicago, IL 60680
United States
Phone: 312-409-2720
Fax: 314-645-2017

Online

Date/Time: 
07/30/2010 (All day) to 08/01/2010 (All day)
Location
Address: 
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza
City: 
Chiago
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)
Description: 

Speakers will include:

  • Justice Anne Burke, a current Illinois Supreme Court Justice and a former head of the Bishops Lay Review Board.
  • Tom Doyle, long time outspoken critic of the church's handling of the abuse crisis, canon lawyer and expert witness in many clergy sex abuse cases.
  • Christine Courtois, author of Healing the Incest Wound, with a chapter devoted to clergy abuse as a form of incest.

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