The purpose of this training program is to train local civilian victim advocates on building effective partnerships with local military installations to enhance and extend the system of support for sexual assault victims in the military. With the knowledge gained through this training process and their own expertise in sexual assault, local civilian victim advocates will be able to serve as knowledgeable resources to military installations.To prepare for the 2014 series of training events, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) through its Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) and in collaboration with the Department of Defense (DoD) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO), have updated the training curriculum to reflect FY2013 DoD data and new victim assistance related programs and policies.
SisterSong and the Free Marissa Now Campaign have partnered to organize the "Standing Our Ground: Raising Our Voices against Reproductive Oppression and Violence against Women" weekend in Jacksonville, FL this July 25-28.SCHEDULE Friday, July 25th - 9:30am- 4:30pmRJ 101 Training - Open to the community of Jacksonville and for activists who haven't had the chance to experience SisterSong's premier training! 5:30pm-7:00pm - Meet & Greet at the Host Hotel (Crowne Plaza) Saturday, July 26th - 9:00am- 6:00pmRJ Institute at Host Hotel Panel Discussion Topics include:• RJ & the Criminal Justice System• RJ & the Child Welfare System• RJ & Violence Against Women• So You Want to Talk About "Modern Day Slavery"?• Doing Collectively What We Can't Do Individually!• Southern Call to Action!Sunday, July 27th - Free AfternoonTake time to explore the city and rich history of Jacksonville 7:00pm - Free Marissa Now Benefit Concert Monday, July 28th - Direct Action - 8:00am Meet at Host Hotel to March to Duval County CourthouseFor questions regarding the weekend, contact us at 404-756-2680 or email.
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