A two-part training led by Viktoria Kristiansson of AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women.
Intimate Partner Sexual Assault
This presentation will examine the devastating dynamics of sexual assault by an intimate partner including the use of power and control in a battering relationship. It will provide an overview of intimate partner sexual assault, the impact on victims and the resulting behavior and the importance of a coordinated community response to this crime. Prosecutors and allied professionals will be better able to recognize and respond to common challenges in these cases including the reluctant victim, victim intimidation and manipulation and confronting the misperceptions of the judge or jury.
Overcoming the Consent Defense: Prosecuting the Non-stranger Rapist
This session will examine the dynamics of non-stranger sexual assault, identify the challenges in investigating and prosecuting these cases, and explore strategies for overcoming these challenges. The presenter will discuss the characteristics of the non-stranger rapist and how they challenge traditional perspectives of investigators, prosecutors, judges and juries. Additionally this presentation will address the unique vulnerability of victims in non-stranger rape situations. This presentation will highlight the importance of an offender-focused approach throughout the investigation and prosecution. Additional topics include common defense questions and rape myths that can be barriers to a successful prosecution.
Date: July 11, 2013
Location: United Way of Mercer County, Crossroads Corporate Center, 3150 Brunswick Pike, STE 230, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
*To share new data and data gathering opportunities that give us a better understanding of trends in sexual violence including: new procedures for capturing UCR data, results of the federal NSVIS survey on interpersonal violence and results of the recent gender norms survey.
*Recognize the implications of this and other data on both the intervention and prevention of sexual violence for children and adults.
*Establish a path forward in improving both data collection and data integration across all departments of state government and across all the related fields concerned with power based personal violence.
Panelists include staff from the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Prevent Child Abuse of NJ and Women’s Law Project
New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault Training Institute
An estimated 25% of women in the United States will be sexually victimized at some point in their lifetime. In addition, approximately 17% of men in the United States will be sexually victimized before the age of 16. The physical and psychological consequences of sexual violence can be devastating. Survivors of sexual violence make up a significant percentage of health care consumers. However, many survivors do not disclose their victimization to their health care providers. Dr. Sheela Raja will provide health and social service providers, including medical care providers, dentists, social workers, teachers, mental health workers, substance use disorder treatment providers and community program staff with the tools necessary to provide trauma informed care to all patients and effectively treat survivors of sexual violence. Fee to attend is $100.00 per person.
This Training Institute workshop will offer an in-depth look at the necessary components that make up a victim-centered, coordinated, comprehensive response to campus victims. Through lecture and discussion, topic areas include what works and what doesn’t in campus prevention; the culture and dynamics of campuses and their impact on victim response; offender behaviors; critical concepts in creating an effective response; federal statutory requirements; and strategies to move forward in developing a coordinated sexual assault response team on your campus.
SAVE THE DATE:
Presenters: Donna Barry & Chief Paul Cell of Montclair State University
Date:March 30, 2011
Time: 9:30am–3:30pm (9am registration)
Fee: $60 ($50 for Sexual Violence Program members)
3:30pm - 4:30pm Honoring State Legislators and
Steps of the NJ State House
125 West State Street, Trenton 5:00pm - 8:00pm Reception to follow sponsored by the NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Historic Trenton Masonic Temple
100 Barrack Street, Trenton
Within walking distance, the Masonic Temple is two blocks from the State House Light refreshments will be available.
In 2009, the New Jersey Senate voted unanimously to adopt joint resolution AJR 101/SJR 67 designating April 28th as Denim Day to promote rape and sexual assault awareness. Denim Day is intended to invite public discourse on the topic, to make it possible for more survivors to reach out and find help and to advance the prevention of such crimes.
The YWCA of Bergen County Rape Crisis Center is bringing Denim Day to New Jersey to educate students about issues of consent and sexual violence.
The YWCA of Bergen County Rape Crisis Center is focusing its efforts on educating young women and men around the issue of consent, introducing an awareness campaign entitled, “Don’t Touch My Jeans ‘Til You Know What I Mean.” Over 50 high schools and colleges throughout Bergen County have been invited to participate in the campaign, and they will be receiving Denim Day Toolkits filled with ideas and materials for organizing their own events.
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