The webinar series and “Ask the Expert” sessions were developed under an Office on Violence Against Women grant focused on enhancing victim-centered approaches in community corrections. A victim/survivor-centered approach focuses on the concerns and needs of the victim/survivor to ensure the compassionate and sensitive delivery of services in a non-judgmental manner. These topics were selected based on findings of in-person and virtual listening sessions with professionals from around the country.
SAKI TTA will host a webinar titled, Advancing Justice: Interviewing and Presenting Testimony of Victims of Violent Crimes, on Wednesday, August 11th from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET. Doors will open at 1:55 PM ET. This webinar will be presented by Patricia D. Powers, Attorney Advisor with AEquitas, and Dr. Rebecca Campbell, Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University.
Discuss an overview of peer recovery support services (PRSS) as part of a comprehensive program to address substance abuse within tribal communities. Explore specific models of PRSS implementation within tribal communities. Identify benefits of PRSS as well as common challenges and barriers. Examine important considerations related to building comprehensive intervention strategies to respond to alcohol and substance abuse issues in tribal communities including PRSS.
Previous webinars have laid the foundation regarding the impact of addiction on the brain, understanding mental health symptoms, and what tribal service providers and criminal justice professionals can do to support tribal members’ journeys out of addiction. Join this session for a facilitated discussion and open forum with subject matter experts who will answer your practical questions regarding working with individuals presenting with co-occurring disorder diagnoses (comorbidity).
Join AEquitas for their webinar “State, Meet Federal: Prosecuting Law Enforcement Involved Sexual Violence” on June 11, 2021 at 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will focus on federal jurisdictions’ reach to prosecute sexual violence by those in all levels of government, including coordinating among federal and state authorities to enhance investigations based on evidence. Presenters will also discuss three critical Federal Rules of Evidence to help build a case and corroborate a victim’s account even without physical evidence or eyewitness testimony.
Join the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College for their webinar “Managing Sex Offender Caseloads: A Victim-Centered Approach” on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET. This webinar will focus on various topics related to balancing sex offender cases with effectively supporting victims/survivors, responding to violations, supporting strength-based practices to promote behavior change, and supporting community safety.
Join the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College for their webinar “Neurobiology Applications for Community Supervision Professionals in Interpersonal Violence” on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET. During the webinar, participants will learn about the foundation of trauma, its impact on the brain, and how to recognize it in yourself and others. Presenters will also discuss what it means to be trauma-informed and how to help yourself and others through a trauma response. The webinar will emphasize trauma in victim/survivors and offenders.
Join the Office for Victims of Crime, Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center for their upcoming Ask an Expert series webinar “Human Trafficking Data: Using Local Data to Better Understand Trafficking in Your Community” on March 31, 2020 at 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will feature three panelists who will discuss topics related to data collection and application to better understand human trafficking in a specific community and answer participants’ questions. Marie Israelite, director of victim services at the Human Trafficking Institute, will moderate the discussion.
Join Justice Clearinghouse and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) for their webinar “Local Strategies to Combat the Global Problem of Human Trafficking” on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 3:00–4:15 p.m. ET. Presenters will discuss the findings in PERF’s recently published report that examines ways in which law enforcement in partnership with other agencies can respond to human trafficking. Presenters will also highlight methods other jurisdictions have adopted to address the issue.
Join the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College for their webinar “Ask the Expert Series: What do Victim/Survivor Service Professionals Need to Know about Corrections” on March 16, 2021 at 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET. The presenters will give a brief overview at the start of the 60-minute session and then open it for a question and answer session with subject matter experts, practitioners in the field, and other attendees.