Victims' Advocates

Upcoming Solicitations from BJA Webinar

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will host a webinar focused on upcoming BJA solicitations on Thursday, January 30 from 10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST. Dr. Angela Williamson — Supervisor of National Initiatives/Federal Bureau of Investigation Violent Criminal Apprehension Program Liaison — will be sharing information on criminal-justice based programs that will soon be requesting proposals. The webinar will highlight forensics-based programs at 11:00 a.m. EST and investigations-based programs at 11:30 a.m. EST.

Telecommunications Best Practices for Missing and Abducted Children

The National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College is hosting a classroom training in Mayetta, Kansas on February 26, 2020 to share resources and best practices needed to support quick and critical responses to reports of missing, abducted, and sexually exploited children. This training is primarily for front-line telecommunications personnel, telecommunications supervisors and directors, and front-line law enforcement officers.

Webinar - Capital Litigation Improvement Project Webinar Series: Victim Counsel Coordination

Randy Udelman of the Arizona Crime Victim Rights Law Group will present on victim counsel coordination and offer a sample start-to-finish hypothetical case based on real facts—illustrating how to effectively meet victim needs in capital case prosecution.

This webinar is part of the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys’ Capital Litigation Improvement Project webinar series.

Strengthening Sovereign Responses to Sex Trafficking in Indian Country

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition, Comprehensive Tribal Sex Trafficking Technical Assistance, Mending the Sacred Hoop Comprehensive and Domestic Violence Tribal Technical Assistance, Men as Peacemakers, and the Tribal Law and Policy Institute extend an invitation to attend the Strengthening Sovereign Responses to Sex Trafficking in Indian Country at El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort, located in Tucson, Arizona on January 28 – 30, 2020.

Capital Litigation Improvement Project Series: Mitigating Mental Health Defenses

In “Mitigating Mental Health Defenses,” First Assistant Ed McCann of the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Office will explore various mental health defenses in capital cases and how prosecutors can effectively counter them. A career prosecutor who has been on the front lines of many high-profile cases, McCann will provide webinar viewers with anecdotal insights and practical tools to take straight into trial. This presentation is intended for prosecutors, prosecution teams, victim advocates, and law enforcement personnel.

Conducting Child Abuse Investigations (Newport, Rhode Island)

Gather up-to-date information for the investigation and prosecution of all types of child abuse cases utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach. Learn about medical evidence, interviewing child victims/witnesses and adult suspects/witnesses, along with legal issues involved in the investigation and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse cases.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

Champlain College Incorporated

Founded in 1878, Champlain College® is a small, not-for-profit, private college overlooking Lake Champlain and Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Our career-driven approach to higher education prepares students for their professional life from their very first semester.

Mission 
Champlain College educates adaptable thinkers, daring change-makers, and inclusive innovators who shape professions and inspire communities. 

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Champlain College - Digital Forensics Educational Opportunites

Using Multidisciplinary Victim-Centered Techniques to Investigate Labor Trafficking Cases

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) and the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) invite you to their webinar “Using Multidisciplinary Victim-Centered Techniques to Investigate Labor Trafficking Cases” on October 24, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.

Expert Q&A: Domestic Violence High Risk Teams

The Domestic Violence High Risk Team (DVHRT) Model was born from one community’s tragedy and has gone on to national recognition and replication as a leading strategy for intimate partner homicide prevention. This presentation will provide a comprehensive understanding of the DVHRT Model, with an overview of the research at its foundation, and include a discussion on the function and structure of key partners in this multidisciplinary approach. Participants will learn how team members work together to identify high-risk cases and mobilize risk management strategies.

MOU and MOA Drafting - Strategies for Creating Effective Partnerships

This Community of Practice webinar is one of a series of monthly webinars meant to encourage open dialog among participants. All phone lines/microphones are open to allow participants to ask questions and discuss the topic with each other, with facilitators guiding the conversation. This is funded by award 2016-IC-BX-K002 for the Tribal Justice Systems Planning Project.

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