Victims' Advocates

Virtual Roundtable Discussion: Drug Endangered Children and Challenges in Tribal Communities

This roundtable/listening session will be a discussion around how substance misuse is impacting our tribal communities, the importance of collaboration, the challenges communities are facing with available services, as well as the challenges of collaboration between professional disciplines and community members. Discussion outcomes will inform future training and technical assistance and resource development focused on supporting drug endangered children in tribal communities.  This session is held in partnership with the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children. 

Webinar: Ask the Expert Series: Preventing Vicarious Trauma

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.

Webinar: Advancing Justice: Interviewing and Presenting Testimony of Victims of Violent Crimes

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. 

Webinar: Peer Recovery Support Services in Tribal Communities

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.

Webinar: Ask the Expert: Co-Occurring Disorders Simplified

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).

State, Meet Federal: Prosecuting Law Enforcement Involved Sexual Violence

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.

Webinar: Managing Sex Offender Caseloads: A Victim-Centered Approach

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.

Webinar – Neurobiology Applications for Community Supervision Professionals in Interpersonal Violence

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.  

Webinar: Human Trafficking Data: Using Local Data to Better Understand Trafficking in Your Community

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.

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