victims of crime

Capital Case Litigation Project Series: Meeting with Victim Families

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys for the webinar “Meeting with Victim Families.” This webinar will focus on how to be the best advocate possible for victims of capital crimes and their families, with emphasis on building effective, empathetic relationships with these families and guiding them through the judicial process. This presentation will include resources for prosecutors dealing with such capital litigation cases.

Webinar - Mental Health Concepts and Trafficking: Fundamentals for Justice Professionals to Understand

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.

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.

Join the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) in observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) from April 2 – April 8. This year’s theme is Strength. Resilience. Justice., which represents the vision for the future in which victims feel strengthened through the support they receive, organizations show resilience in responding to challenges, and communities achieve collective justice and healing.

People with Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System: Promising Legislation for Statewide Reforms

Join NCCJD as we delve into the stories that created statewide movements to pass legislation impacting people with disabilities in the criminal justice system as either suspects or victims of crime. Over the past two years, NCCJD has been compiling a database of such legislation in order to help criminal justice and disability professionals understand this issue from a national viewpoint and get an idea of what type of legislation is being passed and why. A brief overview of current findings will be discussed by NCCJD’s Program Manager.

Title IX Live Chat

The Office for Victims of Crime's (OVC) Legal Assistance for Crime Victims Initiative is collaborating with the Victim Rights Law Center to host a live chat on Title IX issues.

If you attended OVC's two recent Title IX webinars, "Safety Planning With Campus Sexual Violence Victims" and "Legal Representation for Victims of Campus Sexual Assault," we invite you to attend our live chat session in August.