Victims of Crime

Webinar - Integration of Social Network Analysis (SNA) and Spatial Analysis (GIS)

This webinar will discuss two social network analysis (SNA) projects that the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Police Department (PD) undertook. The first project examined the extent of shared connections among shooting victims through network analysis; in particular, the analysis examined cross-divisional connections by combining the network analysis and geographic information systems (GIS). The second project applied SNA to understand connections among gangs at the group-level across the city.

Join the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) for the webinar “Technology, Social Media, and Victim Safety” on Wednesday, June 20 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET. During this webinar, participants will learn how to manage social media and technology successfully when working with victims and survivors of crime.

Webinar - Technology, Social Media, and Victim Safety

On June 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. ET, the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Erica L. Olsen on “Technology, Social Media, and Victim Safety.”

Social media and technology can be powerful tools to connect with and assist crime victims, but they can also be tools used against victims and survivors. Learn ways to manage social media and technology successfully when working with victims and strategies victims can use to help increase their online safety and privacy.

FY 2018 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking: Pre-Application Webinar

This webinar will provide information about the purpose, scope, and requirements of the Office for Victims of Crime/Bureau of Justice Assistance Enhanced Collaborative Model Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force program and will provide information to applicants on how to apply for funding.

Child Protector App: An Investigative and Educational Tool

Learn more about Child Protector, a free application designed to improve the investigative, administrative, and judicial handling of child physical abuse cases, as well as child fatalities, in a manner that reduces trauma to the child and family.

Overcoming Victim/Witness Intimidation: Innovative Prosecutor Tools and Techniques

The ability to gain victim/witness cooperation for a successful prosecution, despite intimidation, is a significant challenge faced by prosecutors across the country. Webinar speaker John Delaney, former First Assistant District Attorney of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania District Attorney's Office, is no stranger to this reality. Mr. Delaney has more than 35 years of experience as a prosecutor, and will share effective tools and techniques to help overcome victim/witness intimidation challenges.

Join the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) in observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) from April 8 to April 14. This year’s theme is Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims, which emphasizes the importance of inclusion in victim services and addresses how victim services professionals, organizations, and communities can work together to ensure every victim of crime has access to services and support.

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