Victims of Crime

Leave No Victim Behind IV National Training Conference

The University of Oregon, Oregon Police Department and the California Victim Compensation Board are pleased to announce the Leave No Victim Behind IV national training conference for 2019. The conference will take place on October 21 – 23, 2019 at the Conference Center of Las Vegas. The Leave No Victim Behind conference series will continue its focus on best practices for responding to mass violence and unique partnerships between law enforcement and victim services to assist victims of crime.

Attend the Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center for the “Child Sexual/Physical Abuse Investigations in Today’s Law Enforcement Climate” webinar on Thursday, September 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CT. During the webinar, participants will gain insights to the nuances of modern child sexual and/or physical abuse investigations conducted by law enforcement.

Child Sexual/Physical Abuse Investigations in Today’s Law Enforcement Climate

Brief Overview: The course is designed to give a greater understanding of the intricacies of modern child sexual/physical abuse investigations. The course will explain some of the challenges law enforcement faces today given various social movements and some negative publicity in the media. The goal is to give the consumer a greater understanding of how these investigations unfold and an understanding of both positives and negatives when presenting cases for charging.

Webinar - Project Safe Release

Through These Doors (the domestic violence resource center in Cumberland County, Maine) and Maine Pre-Trial Services were awarded a prestigious grant from the MacArthur Foundation in October 2018 to improve collaboration between the two organizations to reach women who are incarcerated identifying as victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence. This pilot project, Project Safe Release, is one of the first nationally to partner victim advocacy services and pre-trial services.

Webinar - From Child Welfare to the Juvenile Justice System: Disrupting the Abuse to Prison Pipeline For Girls

This webinar will examine how experiences of gendered violence create pathways for girls into the juvenile justice system, with an emphasis on crossover from the child welfare system into the juvenile justice system and how girls in the child welfare system are more susceptible to sexual exploitation.

Webinar - Creating an Animal Abuse Task Force: How Law Enforcement Can Work with Local Resources to Investigate and Prosecute Crimes

Over the past 30 years, researchers and professionals in a variety of human services and animal welfare disciplines have established significant correlations between animal abuse, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse, and other forms of violence. Mistreating animals is no longer seen as an isolated incident that can be ignored; it is often an indicator or predictor of crime and a “red flag” warning sign that other family members in the household may not be safe.

Webinar - A Day in the Life: How Exposure to Community Violence Affects Children

This webinar will describe the many risks of harm (short term and long term) for children exposed to violence in their community. As rates of violent crime continue to increase in many communities across the United States, child-serving professionals across all disciplines must gain greater insight into the damaging effects of exposure to these incidents, on the children who reside there. With a focus on the emotionally damaging nature of this exposure, outcome differences by race, gender, age, and the nature and frequency of community violence exposure will be discussed.

Webinar - San Francisco DA’s Office Victim Services Division

The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys is partnering with the National Center for Victims of Crime and the San Francisco, California District Attorney's Office (SFDA) to offer a webinar on SFDA’s Victim Services Division. The mission of the SFDA Victim Services Division is to help victims of crime mitigate their trauma, navigate the criminal justice system, and rebuild their lives.

Webinar - Capital Litigation Improvement Project: Victim-Counsel Coordination Part I

The first in the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys’ Capital Litigation Improvement Project Webinar Series features presenter Dan Levey of the Arizona Crime Victims Rights Law Group. In “Victim-Counsel Coordination Part I,” Mr. Levey will share his personal and professional experiences on the subject of victims in capital litigation, shedding light on the strengths, as well as the gaps, of the system.

Digital and Multimedia Forensics: The Impact of Disturbing Media

Within the law enforcement and digital forensics communities, people will say, “What do they expect? It’s part of the job – they should be able to handle it.” However, technology has changed the type of evidence that is now processed in criminal cases, with more audio, video, and image evidence of the actual crime itself than ever before. In addition, almost every criminal investigation involves more than one form of digital evidence.

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