Events Calendar

Start by Believing Day

Start by Believing Day provides an opportunity for communities across the country, and around the world, to unify with a single voice for those who have been the victims of sexual violence:

We hear you, and we are here to help.

International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Fighting for Change

Hilton Chicago 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Our annual conferences focus on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking and elder abuse. We consistently bring together law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, health care professionals, faith community members, educators, researchers and others in this three-day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues to effectively respond to these crimes in all of our communities.

Beyond “Trauma Informed:” Best Practices for Victim Interviewing and Evidence Based Investigations

Lord Baltimore Hotel 20 West Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD

Our regional conferences bring together criminal justice professionals and others for an intensive 2-day exploration of promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault response. Make your plans now to join us June 6-7 in Baltimore, Maryland for in-depth training on victim interviewing and evidence-based investigations, led by veteran law enforcement investigator Detective Carl Hershman (Ret.) and national expert Dr. Kim Lonsway. Participants will leave energized with new approaches and techniques to enhance your skills.


Comprehensive Victim Interviewing (CVI): Helping Victims Retrieve and Disclose Traumatic Memories

Join us for this 2-day virtual training on Comprehensive Victim Interviewing (CVI), led by veteran law enforcement investigators and other leading national experts. Offered online through a high-performance technology platform, participants will have plenty of opportunities to interact and review videorecorded interviews with survivors conducted by skilled investigators following best practices, including accompaniment by a victim advocate. Register now, to join CVI and enhance your skills!