When a jurisdiction reveals that it has large numbers of sexual assault kits that have never been submitted to the lab, it faces a number of complex, sensitive, and interconnected challenges. To better understand the problem and possible solutions, the National Institute of Justice funded multi-disciplinary teams to investigate the issues in Detroit and Houston. The projects engaged key stakeholders (including police, prosecutors, victims, and victims support providers) in partnership with researchers to explore the underlying reasons of why so many unsubmitted sexual assault kits accumulated over time and make recommendations about how best to proceed. In this seminar, the teams will discuss the issues they grappled with: how to triage and process the testing of the kits, when and how to notify victims, and how to make policy and practice changes to both prevent future buildups of kits and enhance the provision of justice for victims of sexual assault.
• Rebecca Campbell, Ph.D., Michigan State University. • Noel Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. • Bill Wells, Ph.D., Sam Houston State University. • Mary Lentschke, Assistant Chief, Houston Police Department.
Moderator: Bethany Backes, Social Science Analyst, National Institute of Justice, US Department of Justice.
Time: 11:00am–12:30pm Pacific (Please note the time in your timezone: 12pm–1:30pm Mountain, 1pm–2:30pm Central, 2pm–3:30pm Eastern)
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people are at extreme risk for sexual abuse behind bars. How can you, as an advocate, help LGB survivors?
On October 29, join JDI for a webinar for advocates who want to provide services to LGB people in detention. We’ll discuss the widespread homophobia in prisons and jails nationwide, and how such attitudes allow sexual violence to thrive. Using real stories from inmates, presenters will guide advocates through scenarios and best practices for helping LGB survivors heal and stay safe.
We’ll also review some basic information, including definitions, the prevalence of sexual abuse of LGB inmates, and dynamics of this abuse in both men’s and women’s institutions.
The webinar is geared toward advocates, but anyone who works with current or former detainees is encouraged to attend. This webinar is part of a series that is supported by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.
Hosted by: The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community & Futures Without Violence
Presenters: Lonna Davis, Futures without Violence and Karma Cottman, DCCADV.
Description: Learn about innovative strategies developed to address the unique challenges of dating violence and sexual assault on college campuses. Presenters will discuss efforts underway to engage students and faculty in violence prevention activities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and other schools around the country.
Two-Part Webinar Series – On October 30, 2014 from 2-3pm EDT, the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention National Training and Technical Assistance Center will host the first of a two-part webinar series. This series is a collaborative effort by DOJ, the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Agriculture, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The first webinar will focus on internet safety and cyberbullying. The second webinar will occur in mid-November and focus on sexting and sextortion. Stay tuned to StopBullying.gov for more information!
Learn about motivating teens to take leadership roles sexual violence prevention from Jennifer Rauhouse, Founder of Peer Solutions and developer of STAND & SERVE (S&S), a locally and nationally recognized student, school, family and community primary prevention initiative designed to cultivate safety, equality and respect as norms. Register to learn more.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
On October 16, 2014, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET, OJJDP, in collaboration with the National District Attorneys Association, will present “Giving Voice to the Last Silent Victims.” Male survivors of child sexual abuse are among the most underserved of all victim populations. This Webinar will address common dynamics associated with male victimization, common tactics that predators use against boys, and how these issues can be overcome
In partnership with the Ms. Foundation for Women, PreventConnect is pleased to announce the third year of the #PowerInPrevention: Ending Child Sexual Abuse Web Conference Series. With the continuation of an online community to support this movement to end child sexual abuse, #PowerInPrevention transcends from a hashtag statement to the possibility of cultural change. This is the first web conference of the 2014-2015 series.The intersections of vulnerability that occur for children are often most acute when they are apart of marginalized communities. Children of migrant farmworkers are commonly at the center of these intersections because of unique pressures on them and their families. In this web conference, speakers will discuss how they utilize popular education frameworks and principles based on Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed as the basis for their work organizing and mobilizing farm worker communities around child sexual abuse prevention work.
Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice
The webinar is part of the Bridging the Gap Webinar Series on sexual assault and domestic violence against people with disabilities and Deaf individuals. This series explores emerging and enduring issues at the intersection of violence and disability; highlighting promising practices for serving survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors; and fostering a network of support to end violence against people with disabilities.
During this webinar learn about strengths-based interventions that can be utilized in day-to-day work with youth and families who have been impacted by interpersonal trauma. Specific interventions that target stabilization, recovery, and prevention will be highlighted.
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