Join the International Association of Chiefs of Police on June 24, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST for “Part 2: Mindfulness Strategies for Law Enforcement” webinar. This webinar is part of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance’s National Officer Safety Initiatives Program. It will be hosted by Mindful Junkie Founder, Gina White. Police officers across every rank, dispatchers, victim services personnel, crime scene personnel, other law enforcement personnel, and family members are encouraged to attend this 30-minute interactive mindfulness session.
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.
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.
This webinar looks at the family’s and the victim’s perspective on the experience of trafficking. The effect of trauma on both family and victim, as well as the concept of ambiguous loss while the victim’s fate is unknown, provide the core of the presentation, in addition to a discussion of the specific challenges to the reunification and reintegration of the victim back into the family.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ 2016 report, people with disabilities were more than three times more likely to experience violent crime than people without disabilities from 2010 to 2014. At the same time, only 13 percent of violent crime victims with disabilities received assistance from non-police victim services agencies. The recent increases in state Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) victim assistance grants create a unique opportunity to increase the number of crime victims with disabilities who access victim services.
Multidisciplinary Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART) are highly regarded as achieving success in communities, improving responses for victims, and increasing prosecution rates. The newly updated SART Toolkit is an online manual that supports SARTs in all aspects of their work, from building a team to responding to victims. The SART Toolkit connects teams with information on topics, resources, and access to experts.
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.