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October 2020

The Story Behind Athlete A: The heroes who took down Larry Nassar

October 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm MDT

An in-depth discussion with the heroes of the Netflix documentary Athlete A.

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December 2020

Webinar: New Frontiers in Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Assault by Intoxication

December 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am MST

This presentation addresses the issues that investigators, prosecutors, victim advocates, and medical personal often encounter in alcohol facilitated sexual assaults. Investigators and prosecutors face many hurdles, including the consent defense, perceptions about “he said/she said” cases, and victims suffering from memory loss, as well as challenges related to victim shame, embarrassment, and lack of trust in law enforcement.

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Webinar: Documenting Domestic Violence: Considerations When Recommending Tech Tools for Victims

December 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am MST

Technology has increasingly become a necessity for professionals, agencies, and organizations since the pandemic. The speed for which available tools come to market can cause confusion as to which ones should be recommended for victims and survivors to use. We will discuss vast considerations that should be vetted before a product or tool should be recommended. This course will explore the history and governance that oversee victim data, describe the technology types used, look at liabilities faced by the recommending…

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2020 Award Ceremony

December 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm MST

Each year we have the honor of recognizing courageous and visionary leaders at our annual conference. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our 2020 conference due to the pandemic, but that means everyone can now join us on December 17th for our 2020 Award Ceremony. The virtual event is free, and guaranteed to be inspiring and engaging. Make a plan to re-energize your spirit. RSVP today to receive a link to the livestream. Click Here to RSVP

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February 2021

Start by Believing Get-Together: How to Get Everyone on Board

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am MST

Some communities have had difficulty recruiting others to take part in Start by Believing. During this 30-minute session, we will offer tips and strategies, and we will again look to Start by Believing communities for advice on how they have navigated these challenges.

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March 2021

Start by Believing: 10 Years and Counting

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm MST

A FREE community event showing the difference it makes when we Start by Believing.

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Start by Believing Get-Togethers: Start by Believing Day 2021

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am MST

This 30-minute session will provide an opportunity for communities to get new ideas, share recommendations, and collectively generate excitement for the 6th Annual SBB Day (and the 10th Anniversary of Start by Believing!!!)

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April 2021

Transforming the Way We Respond to Gender-Based Violence Webinar

April 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

In April 2021, we are celebrating ten years since EVAWI first launched the Start by Believing campaign. Over the past decade, 554 US communities have launched campaigns, seeking to improve the way we respond to sexual and domestic violence, and thousands of people have made the pledge to Start by Believing. Campaigns have been launched in approximately 23 other countries that we know of. During this webinar, we will discuss the ways in which Start by Believing can improve justice…

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Virtual Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Trauma and Resilience

April 6 - April 8

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.

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Start by Believing Day

April 7

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.

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