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New York State Victim Assistance Academy (NYSVAA)

New York State Victim Assistance Academy (NYSVAA) New York State Victim Assistance Academy Why a statewide academy? Changes in technology include automated notification, uses of DNA, and the Internet. The U.S.

The NYSVAA is an interdisciplinary, academically-based learning experience for crime victim service providers, advocates and allied professionals. This five day program provides a foundation in the principles and policies of victims' rights work and a comprehensive set of skills and resources for service providers to meet the needs of crime victims in New York State. Over 500 programs provide vict

The NYSVAA is an interdisciplinary, academically-based learning experience for crime victim service providers, advocates and allied professionals. This five day program provides a foundation in the principles and policies of victims' rights work and a comprehensive set of skills and resources for service providers to meet the needs of crime victims in New York State. Over 500 programs provide vict

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SAVE THE DATES: Tuesday May 22 & Wednesday May 23 ALBANY (Location TBA) Creating Partnerships and Policy for Healing & P...
03/29/2018
NYSCASA | New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault

SAVE THE DATES:
Tuesday May 22 & Wednesday May 23
ALBANY (Location TBA)

Creating Partnerships and Policy for Healing & Prevention

The New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA) invites r**e crisis counselors, violence prevention advocates and educators, and community partners to join each other for a 1.5 day interactive training and discussion on the intersections of policy, oppression, and survivor healing and justice. Presented by NYSCASA staff in collaboration with Jean Fei, Racial Justice Trainer & Consultant and former NY State Victim Assistance Academy Director for NYSCASA. Registration will open in early April, with specific location TBA in Albany. Stay tuned for more information including the daily schedule, venue specifics, and a list of area hotels.

FREE PROGRAM: We continue to build on the momentum from our September Conference: Weaving a World without Violence: Transformative Possibilities!

May 22:
AM - Jean Fei leads an interactive trauma-informed training on transforming oppression, power and privilege, using creative and engaging teaching tools to uncover implicit bias.

PM - Jean and team members of NYSCASA will facilitate an interactive discussion on the role of policy in collectively expanding healing options for survivor justice. A learning collaborative with you, our member experts and community partners!

May 23:
AM - The NYSCASA team will be providing an overview of our policy platform, tools for advocating effectively, and a glimpse into our future policy focus.
PM - Advocate teams will meet with their legislators at the Capitol.



If you have any questions, please contact NYSCASA Senior Director of Collaboration & Training Chrys Ballerano at 518-482-4222 x 308 or [email protected].


NYSCASA | 518.482.4222 | www.nyscasa.org

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Si usted ha sido víctima de un asalto sexual, llame a la Línea Directa de Asalto Sexual y Violencia Doméstica del Estado de Nueva York.

04/07/2016
Victim Notification | ENDTHEBACKLOG

NEWS FROM THE JOYFUL HEART FOUNDATION

We are proud to present Navigating Notification: A Guide to Re-engaging Sexual Assault Survivors Affected by the Untested R**e Kit Backlog. This report, generously supported by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, will help communities working to eliminate their backlogs of untested r**e kits create survivor-centered, trauma-informed policies and protocols for victim notification.

Since 2010, the Joyful Heart Foundation has made the elimination of the r**e kit backlog—hundreds of thousands of untested r**e kits across the country—a top priority. As state and local jurisdictions have begun to process their untested r**e kits, they are faced with many complex questions about how to re-engage survivors whose kits have languished untested for years or even decades.

Notifying survivors after so many years have passed is a crucial choice point along the journey toward comprehensive r**e kit reform. Survivors must be at the heart of these choices. To establish these best-practice recommendations for victim notification, Joyful Heart partnered with researcher Dr. Courtney Ahrens of California State University at Long Beach to bring together the voices of over 90 survivors and criminal justice, medical, academic, clinical and advocacy professionals. These recommendations include who should conduct notification, how it should happen, when it should occur and what resources should be offered.

"As both a survivor of sexual assault and of the r**e kit backlog, I am proud to have participated with so many powerful voices for change in service of Navigating Notification," said Natasha Alexenko. "Being notified of the progress of my case after nearly 15 years of waiting for justice is a moment I will carry with me forever. Creating a standard to the practice of survivor notification is a watershed moment for so many of us. Reform is long overdue, and I hope this report helps to bring systemic change to the way survivors are treated in untested r**e kit cases."

Today, we are honored to share with you the finished report at: http://www.endthebacklog.org/information-survivors/victim-notification?utm_source=03-2016-vn-report%20&utm_medium=eblast&utm_campaign=jhf-etb-outreach

One of Joyful Heart’s priorities is to draw attention to the need to ensure that survivors are notified about the status of their r**e kits, a process referred to as victim notification.

09/15/2015

WNY Trauma Coalition Guest Speaker
Grand Rounds Speaker Series #7
Ann Marie Tucker, JD

Polyvictimization: Implications for trauma-informed care

October 8, 2015
8:30 – 10:00 am
Buffalo Psychiatric Center
Butler Rehabilitation Center Auditorium

Ann Marie Tucker, JD is the founding Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. She has been an educator and advocate in the field of child abuse and sexual violence for more than 30 years, playing a key role in the development of multidisciplinary teams, Child Advocacy Centers and Child Fatality Review Teams throughout Western New York. In addition, she founded the Niagara County Family Violence Intervention Project, a coalition that has addressed the co-occurrence of child abuse and domestic violence for 17 years. Ms. Tucker is an adjunct faculty member at the SUNY Buffalo Law School. She also served as Vice President for Foundation and Community Relations at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and as a site reviewer for accreditation of child advocacy centers for the National Children’s Alliance.

August 12, 2015—Join an Online DiscussionAddressing the Legal Needs of Crime VictimsOn August 12, 2015 at 2 p.m. (easter...
08/10/2015
Office for Victims of Crime - Web Forum

August 12, 2015—Join an Online Discussion
Addressing the Legal Needs of Crime Victims

On August 12, 2015 at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Jessica Alas and Meg Garvin. This discussion will cover all legal needs in the wake of crime victimization—civil, administrative, or in the context of criminal proceedings.

Jessica Alas has been an attorney with Lone Star Legal Aid in Houston, Texas, since 2009, and is currently the Managing Attorney for the Crime Victims Unit. She also serves as the Project Director for the Wraparound Victim Legal Assistance Network, which is a demonstration project funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime. The project's goal is to create a collaborative network of legal service providers who will provide free, wraparound, holistic legal services to crime victims. Prior to joining Lone Star Legal Aid, Ms. Alas was an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the Montgomery County Women's Center in Conroe, Texas, where she worked to improve access to the civil court system for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault through an assisted pro se program focused on family law issues. Ms. Alas received a juris doctorate from the College of Law at Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Meg Garvin, M.A., J.D., is the Executive Director of the National Crime Victim Law Institute and a clinical professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School. She is recognized as an expert on victims' rights and has testified before Congress and state legislatures on the current status of victim law. In August 2014, Ms. Garvin was appointed to the Victims Advisory Group of the United States Sentencing Commission. During 2013 and 2014, she served on the Victim Services Subcommittee of the Response to Adult Sexual Assault Crime Panel analyzing the military's response to sexual violence. Ms. Garvin is a board member of SurvJustice, a national nonprofit organization responding to sexual violence on campus, and an advisory board member for the Red Lodge Legal Services Program. Previously, she served as co-chair of the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section Victims Committee and as co-chair of the Oregon Attorney General's Crime Victims' Rights Enforcement Task Force. She was also a member of the Legislative & Public Policy Committee of the Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force and on the board of directors for the National Organization for Victim Assistance. Ms. Garvin is the recipient of the 2012 Crime Victims First-Stewart Family Outstanding Community Service Award. She received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Puget Sound, a master of arts degree in communication studies from the University of Iowa, and a juris doctorate from the University of Minnesota.

Visit the OVC Web Forum now at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum to submit questions for Ms. Alas and Ms. Garvin, and return on August 12 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion.

The OVC Web Forum is the place for victim service providers and allied professionals to share ideas and recommendations about best practices and programs for helping crime victims. Victims' rights and issues as well as issues for the victim service providers are also topics of interest for this comm…

July 22, 2015—Join an Online DiscussionAddressing Communication Barriers When Serving Crime VictimsOn July 22, 2015 at 2...
07/15/2015
How To Participate - OVC Web Forum

July 22, 2015—Join an Online Discussion

Addressing Communication Barriers When Serving Crime Victims

On July 22, 2015 at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Mary E. Wambach and Laura Zárate. This discussion will highlight the different barriers experienced by service providers when assisting crime victims, including cultural, programmatic, and physical barriers. Topics will include efforts participants can take to identify communication barriers and resources for addressing related obstacles.

Mary Wambach, originally from Rochester, NY, comes from a family of 7 children, several of which are deaf or hard of hearing. Her expertise includes general disability, deafness and hearing loss, developmental delays, and Autism Spectrum Disorder for both children and adults. Shortly after obtaining her degree in psychology, she began work on Deafness and Disability Rights. Skilled at working with people with diverse disabilities and from assorted groups and cultures, she has administered several nonprofit organizations in New York City and Poughkeepsie, NY; Boston, MA; Phoenix, AZ; San Diego, CA; and in Texas. Her ability to empower others and foster a stewardship model among agency staff, stakeholders, and boards is the cornerstone of her work.

Laura Zárate is the Founding Executive Director of Arte Sana (Art Heals), which is recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a model program for underserved survivors of sexual violence. As a Latina victim advocate and bilingual training specialist with 29 years of experience, Ms. Zárate has presented at national and international conferences and reached thousands of victim advocates, allied professionals, and promotoras through workshops held in English and Spanish. For more than a decade, she has led Arte Sana's bilingual training and materials development projects, including the first national Spanish-language victim service Web page, the first Spanish-language Sexual Assault Awareness Month packet, and the Existe Ayuda Toolkit. Ms. Zárate is also cofounder and facilitator of Alianza Latina en contra la Agresión Sexual (ALAS), established in 2004 as the national Latina alliance against sexual violence.

http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum/asp/participate.asp

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May 5, 2015—Join an Online DiscussionBuild Your Own Body of Evidence-Based KnowledgeOn May 5 2015, at 2 p.m. (eastern ti...
04/30/2015
Office for Victims of Crime - Web Forum

May 5, 2015—Join an Online Discussion

Build Your Own Body of Evidence-Based Knowledge

On May 5 2015, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Dr. Cris Sullivan and Keri Darling on an outcome from the Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report of the need for victim services to become more knowledge-based. Discussion will center on why research and forming a knowledge base is important and helps form a basis for strategic and long-range planning.

Dr. Cris M. Sullivan is the Director of the Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence and Professor of Ecological/Community Psychology at Michigan State University (MSU). She was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to chair the Michigan Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention & Treatment Board. She is also Senior Research Advisor to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. Dr. Sullivan is internationally recognized for her expertise in evaluating domestic violence and sexual assault programs. In part because she ran an advocacy program herself for over 10 years, she understands many issues facing nonprofit programs and also understands how to safely and respectfully locate and interview survivors over time.

Keri Darling founded and currently serves as the Director/Trainer of DVAS, Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services, which serves Deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and deaf-blind women, men, and children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. In 2001, DVAS was recognized at the Vermont Crime Victim's Rights week awards ceremony, Victims' Voices: Silent No More, for providing exceptional help to service providers with trainings on how to better communicate with and serve deaf victims. DVAS was also recognized by National Deaf Women United in recognition of outstanding services to the Deaf community in Vermont.

Visit the OVC Web Forum now at: http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum to submit questions for Dr. Sullivan and Ms. Darling and return on May 5 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion.
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The OVC Web Forum is the place for victim service providers and allied professionals to share ideas and recommendations about best practices and programs for helping crime victims. Victims' rights and issues as well as issues for the victim service providers are also topics of interest for this comm…

04/15/2015
www.ncjfcj.org

Guide to Trauma Consultation in Juvenile and Family Courts Now Available

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has released “Preparing for a Trauma Consultation in Your Juvenile and Family Court.” This OJJDP-funded guide highlights trauma consultation and how it can help juvenile and family courts become more trauma-informed across environment, practice, and policy. The guide outlines a conceptual and basic operational framework for trauma-informed courts, including positioning them as stakeholders in the community. The publication is a living document that will be updated with lessons learned and advances in the field as they develop.

The guide is available here:http://www.ncjfcj.org/sites/default/files/NCJFCJ_Trauma_Manual_04.03.15.pdf

National Crime Victims' Rights Week: April 19-25, 2015 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) will be observed Apri...
04/14/2015
National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 19-25, 2015

National Crime Victims' Rights Week: April 19-25, 2015

National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) will be observed April 19-25, 2015. This year's theme—Engaging Communities. Empowering Victims.—emphasizes the role of the entire community, individually and collectively, as we support victims of crime and empower them to direct their own recovery. On Wednesday, April 21, 2015, OVC will host the annual National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C.
2015 RESOURCE GUIDE: http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ncvrw/?utm_source=Enewsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=NCVRW_Website&utm_campaign=FeaturedResources_Apr2015

Each April, OVC helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victim' Rights Week (NCVRW) which will be observed April 19–25, 2015. This year's theme—Engaging Communities. Empowering Victims.—emphasizes the role of the entire community, individually and…

03/10/2015

TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

The Western New York Stress Reduction Program, the MMRS Mental Health Subcommittee, the Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team, and the Erie County Department of Mental Health are pleased to announce the following 2-day course:

Advanced Group Crisis Intervention

Dates: Friday April 17th, 2015 & Saturday April 18th, 2015
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm both days
Location: Erie County Emergency Services Training & Operations Center (Fire Training Academy)
3359 Broadway
Cheektowaga, New York 14227

This is an International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) developed curriculum. Advantages of attending are:

• Participants will learn strategies and tactics for complex situations
• Participants will receive a certificate of completion from the ICISF
• Participants will receive continuing education credits from the University of Maryland at Baltimore
• This course is required for persons pursuing the ICISF Certificate of Advanced Training

December 8, 2014—Join an Online DiscussionIncorporating Trauma-Informed Care PrinciplesInto PracticeOn December 8, 2014,...
12/04/2014
Office for Victims of Crime - Web Forum

December 8, 2014—Join an Online Discussion

Incorporating Trauma-Informed Care Principles
Into Practice

On December 8, 2014, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Gabriella Grant, M.A., and Carole Warshaw, M.D., on best practices for incorporating trauma-informed care principles into practice.

Ms. Grant is Director of the California Center of Excellence for Trauma Informed Care, where she oversees the Center’s research, program, and professional development, as well as policy analysis activities. She also provides Seeking Safety therapy, a model of counseling to help victims of trauma and abuse improve coping skills. Ms. Grant has trained social services professionals and advocates on topics such as trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. She has worked with criminal justice agencies, the court system, social service agencies, and public health departments to create trauma-informed programming.

Dr. Warshaw is Director of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health, a project of the Chicago-based Domestic Violence & Mental Health Policy Initiative, of which Dr. Warshaw is Executive Director. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois and a member of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Services. Dr. Warshaw speaks about domestic violence, trauma, mental health, and psychiatric disabilities nationally and internationally, and has published numerous articles and chapters on these issues.

Visit the OVC Web Forum now at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum to submit questions for Ms. Grant and Dr. Warshaw and return on December 8 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion.

The OVC Web Forum is the place for victim service providers and allied professionals to share ideas and recommendations about best practices and programs for helping crime victims. Victims' rights and issues as well as issues for the victim service providers are also topics of interest for this comm…

Webinar To Discuss Sexting and Sextortion On November 20, 2014, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET, the Federal Partners in Bullying Pr...
11/14/2014
Event Registration Page

Webinar To Discuss Sexting and Sextortion

On November 20, 2014, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET, the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention will present "Sexting and Sextortion: Keeping Kids Safe." OJJDP will host the Webinar, which is a collaborative effort by the U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, and Agriculture; the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program. This Webinar—the second in a two-part series on Internet safety—will focus on sexting and sextortion. An ICAC Task Force representative will discuss sexting and share information to help parents, teachers, counselors, coaches, and school resource officers understand the dangers involved. Presenters will also provide tools on how to help youth say "no" to sexting. Representatives from the FBI will discuss the dangers of sextortion, highlight laws related to sextortion, and share resources for working with youth.

Register for this free Webinar at: https://events-na8.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1110525827/en/events/event/shared/default_template_simple/event_registration.html?sco-id=1433858007&_charset_=utf-8

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Using Randomized Controlled Trials to Evaluate Victims’ ServicesSix out of every 1,000 women experienced intimate partne...
11/05/2014
Services for IPV Victims: Encouraging Stronger Research Methods to Produce More Valid Results

Using Randomized Controlled Trials to Evaluate Victims’ Services

Six out of every 1,000 women experienced intimate partner violence in 2010. Victim advocates want to provide the most effective services available to help address these victims with their physical, emotional and financial suffering. One of the best ways to learn which services provide the most relief and which are most cost-effective is to conduct a randomized controlled trial.+

NIJ is committed to helping victims by supporting research that measures how well services increase safety, provide victims’ knowledge about legal options, and help them recover from victimization. A new NIJ Journal article discusses using more rigorous research methods to evaluate victims’ services programs and their effectiveness.

Read more at: http://www.nij.gov/journals/274/Pages/ipv-victim-services.aspx

More efforts should be made to use rigorous research methods like RCTs when evaluating victims' services programs.

NVAA Training OpportunityOVC TTAC is now accepting applications for OVC's Fall 2014 NVAA Leadership Institute, which wil...
09/11/2014
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center - National Victim...

NVAA Training Opportunity

OVC TTAC is now accepting applications for OVC's Fall 2014 NVAA Leadership Institute, which will be held online. This comprehensive training covers essential skills you need to guide, motivate, and support your staff to achieve your organization's mission and vision. Space is limited. Apply early!

For more information, please visit: https://www.ovcttac.gov/views/TrainingMaterials/dspNVAA.cfm?tab=2

The mission of the National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) has always been to provide an intensive, interactive learning experience to develop and promote professional skills and knowledge for victim service providers. While the mission remains unchanged, we have redesigned our content and updated…

National Crisis Responder Credential Survey A small working group is gathering very initial data to determine interest i...
09/10/2014
National Organization for Victim Assistance

National Crisis Responder Credential Survey

A small working group is gathering very initial data to determine interest in a national crisis responder credential (CRC). This is a survey that seeks to assess the need for a nationally recognized, multi-level, allied professional credential, representing standards for training, education and experience for those who provide a recognized response in critical incidents.

The link below will take you to the CRC survey to provide your perspective and interest. The survey will close October 31, 2014.

https://trynova.wufoo.com/forms/national-crisis-responder-credential-survey/

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September 10, 2014—Join an Online DiscussionWorking With Victims in Cold Hit DNA CasesToday, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), t...
09/10/2014
Office for Victims of Crime - Web Forum

September 10, 2014—Join an Online Discussion
Working With Victims in Cold Hit DNA Cases

Today, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Ilse Knecht and Michele Mallin on best practices for working with victims in cold hit DNA cases.

Ms. Knecht is the Deputy Director of Public Policy for the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) and Project Manager for NCVC’s multiyear DNA education initiative. For the past 3 years, she has also served as the Project Manager for an Office on Violence Against Women grant to ensure a victim-centered response to the problem of backlogged and untested sexual assault kits. Ms Knecht has authored several brochures about the use of DNA in the criminal justice system, including one specifically focused on notifying crime victims in cold hit cases.

Ms. Mallin is a survivor of a r**e committed in 1985 in Lubbock, Texas, for which the wrong man was tried and convicted. Although the true perpetrator confessed to the crime in 1995, the confession was ignored until 2008, when the wrongful conviction was confirmed through DNA testing. Since 2008, Ms. Mallin has spoken at venues and conferences throughout the country regarding the need for DNA testing and changes in laws regarding witness identification reform and the use of proper police procedures.

Visit the OVC Web Forum now at: http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum to submit questions for Ms. Knecht and Ms. Mallin and return today at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion.

The OVC Web Forum is the place for victim service providers and allied professionals to share ideas and recommendations about best practices and programs for helping crime victims. Victims' rights and issues as well as issues for the victim service providers are also topics of interest for this comm…

07/11/2014
Critical Analysis of Victim Assistance

Critical Analysis of Victim Assistance

The Criminology Department at Fresno State University will host the JCVVS program Critical Analysis of Victim Assistance: Professional Action to Effect Change scheduled for October 20-23, 2014.

This multi-disciplinary program explores victim services practice, policy and societal responses, and challenges participants to critical reflect and consider plans to effect change. Victim service and allied professionals from across the nation have described the program as "thought provoking" and has "challenged assumptions." Further, participants comment that the development of an action plan for change provides the tools and framework to realize results.

The cost of the three day course is $400 for registrations received by September 22. The feed includes consultation support post-program, materials, and refreshments. Class size is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

For more information visit: http://www.washburn.edu/academics/community-continuing-education/academic-outreach/jcvvs/professional-development/cava/index.html

Critical Analysis of Victim Assistance

Redesigned Victim Assistance Training (VAT) Online now available!*No costs attached. VAT Online is free training you can...
07/11/2014
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center - Victim Assistance...

Redesigned Victim Assistance Training (VAT) Online now available!

*No costs attached. VAT Online is free training you can take at your own pace.

*Engaging interactions. We've developed engaging online interactions to help reinforce the content, including real-life scenarios, videos, and more.

*Information you need to know. 19 modules with up-to-date information will help strengthen your knowledge and skills to assist victims of crime, including:
‣ Crisis intervention
‣ Problem solving
‣ Assessing victims' needs
‣ Criminal justice system

To learn more about the training, visit: https://www.ovcttac.gov/views/TrainingMaterials/dspOnline_VATOnline.cfm

OVC's Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) provides training to support professional development, enhances services to the community, and expands outreach to under-served victims of crime.

VAT Online has been revised and updated. It includes 19 modules with up-to-date information to help strengthen your knowledge and skills to assist victims of crime. Sign up using the links below to register for an account and enroll in the training. Additional VAT Online modules that address specifi…

Now Available: Free Online Training From OVC on Elder Abuse The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), in collaboration with...
06/26/2014
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center - Legal Assistance for...

Now Available: Free Online Training From OVC on Elder Abuse

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), in collaboration with the Access to Justice Initiative and the Elder Justice Initiative, has released the first three modules of a free online elder abuse curriculum for legal service providers.

The first three modules in this six-part series, What Every Legal Services Lawyer Needs to Know About Elder Abuse, Practical and Ethical Strategies, and Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, offer an interactive online approach providing basic information and tools to identify and address the needs of elders who may be experiencing abuse. The training includes a variety of information, tools, and resources, from interactive client scenarios to printable materials.
These modules will help strengthen your knowledge and skills to assist elder abuse victims, including:

• Recognizing the signs of elder abuse, including domestic violence and sexual assault in later life.
• Identifying older adults who are at risk of abuse.
• Understanding and responding to difficult ethical issues that arise with elder abuse clients.
• Knowing legal remedies that are available to victims of elder abuse.
• Connecting victims with appropriate community resources.

The first three modules are available at: https://www.ovcttac.gov/views/dspLegalAssistance.cfm?tab=1#onlinetraining

Three additional modules will be released in August 2014.

OVC TTAC, through a collaborative partnership with NCVLI and our database of legal consultants, offers victims' rights enforcement legal technical assistance, including:

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