This Southern Regional Forum will be limited to 32 attendees with 25 advocates from OVW-supported programs and 7 non-OVW funded economic and social justice advocates. OVW grantees will utilize OVW training and travel funds to attend; limited travel and boarding scholarships will be available only for non-OVW grantees accepted to participate in the Regional Forum. All participants MUST be based in organizations located in a Southern State (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, or WV).On April 18, 2013 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and April 19 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., the Regional Forum will consist of panels, workshops, and brainstorming sessions to develop policy recommendations related to building and strengthening a safety net for women of color survivors in the following five arenas: Institutional bias and affect on services; Advocacy inclusion as part of our work; Re-entry populations; Tribal sexual assault; and, U & T-Visas. The Regional Forum will offer a mix of information-sharing on economic justice and survivors of violence as well as opportunities for contributing to policy recommendations while developing advocacy and leadership skills. During the Southern Regional Forum, attendees will be provided with light morning and afternoon snacks during breaks. To be considered for the pool of attendees, please complete the appropriate OVW or non-OVW advocate application.
The National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention offers:
A platform to network with professionals passionate about prevention of child sexual abuse and exploitation, including Circle Dialogues, which are a great opportunity for meaningful discussion and community building.
A chance to experience a powerful new prevention tool from Ping Chong & Company: Secret Survivors.
Cutting edge information from expert leaders in the field.
Workshops such as:
How Lessons Learned from the Penn State Scandal Are Improving the Safety of Children in Youth-Serving Organizations
Normative Sexuality Development in Childhood: Implications for Developmental Guidance and Prevention of Sexual Abuse
Breaking the Cycle, Beating the Odds: 12 Step Self Awareness Model (SAM)
The National Plan to Prevent the Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children
A chance to become involved with the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation.
An opportunity to learn more about a variety of prevention topics in the exciting and fun environment of New Orleans.
As in past years, this conference will emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered, practice-based, and research-informed. Our National Conference is a forum for law enforcement, victim service professionals, allied practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to share current developments and build new collaborations. Conference sessions will highlight practical information to better support services for the wide range of persons victimized by crimes of all types.
n partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) and the High Tech Crime Institute (HTCI) are teaming to deliver the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Special Investigative Techniques (SIT) – Cell Phone Investigation, Collection and Law course at no cost to ICAC Task Force members and other investigators. This course provides crucial skills for investigators and first responders responsible for handling cellular and other mobile devices including effective techniques for properly obtaining, collecting and storing digital media devices and evidence. The three-day, hands-on program will be offered multiple times through fall of 2012 at locations throughout the country. There is no prerequisite for this course; however, participants should have a working knowledge of the Internet and basic computer skills.
The 12th Annual International Family Justice Center Conference, hosted by the Family Justice Center Alliance, will include discussions on issues related to the handling of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse and stalking cases in the context of the Family Justice Center model. The Alliance welcomes law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, shelter staff, community-based victim advocates, civil attorneys, judges, counselors, policy makers, elected officials, board members, survivors, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, educators, and all others interested in the future of family violence prevention. The conference faculty includes nationally and internationally recognized subject matter experts, advocates, and survivors.
Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault & Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The 2011 Louisiana Conference on Sexual and Domestic Violence, themed on a concept developed by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, will be an exciting three days of workshops, plenary sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities. A committee of representatives from the agencies co-sponsoring the conference, each of which deal with sexual assault issues in some capacity, have designed a program that will be valuable for law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges, nurses and physicians, emergency medical personnel, crime lab staff, child advocates, child and adult protection staff, advocates, counselors, therapists, prevention educators, probation and parole officers, corrections officers, and sex offender treatment providers, as well as other professionals. National and local experts will lead the discussions and present important information to all conference attendees. We hope it will be an invaluable educational experience to all who serve the victims of and seek to bring perpetrators of sexual assault to justice.
West Virginia University (WVU) Forensic Science Initiative (FSI)
The 2011 Spring Continuing Education for Forensic Professionals Program will be held March 28-April 2, 2011, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Program will be a week of training with 32 different courses. All courses are FREE and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 100 people who register (1 person per agency location) also receive free transportation. Lodging will be FREE to all approved attendees. The schedule allows attendees to participate in more than one course throughout the week.
The Continuing Education for Forensic Professionals program is offered by the West Virginia University (WVU) Forensic Science Initiative (FSI) in collaboration with the National Institute of Justice. The WVU FSI is an outreach and resource initiative that provides no-cost training to the public sector of the forensic science community. It is made possible with funding from the National Institute of Justice.
The Conference begins Tuesday, August 24th at 5:00 p.m. with Registration and a Welcome Reception at 6:00 p.m. Workshops begin Wednesday, August 25th at 8:30 a.m. and run through Thursday, August 26th at 5:00 p.m.
The Marriott Convention Center is offering a special conference rate of $85. Take advantage of this discounted rate by calling reservations at 800-228-9290 or 504-613-2888 and identify yourself as a conference attendee.
The National Children's Advocacy Center would like to invite interested parties to submit an application to present a paper at the 11th National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention. All applications must be received by May 14, 2010.
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