Webinar Archive

Webinar Archive

200 on-demand webinars to choose from!


The Future of Victim Services- 2021 and Beyond

The Future of Victim Services- 2021 and Beyond

One in five people have been the victim of crime over the past ten years, but less than one in three report receiving help. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) report receiving help from police in less than 20% of cases, and primarily turn to loved ones, health care providers and community-based services. Recent research confirms the long lasting emotional, physical, and financial struggles crime victims endure long past the crime event.

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Survivors Justice Project: A Radical Collaboration to Decarcerate Survivors of Domestic Violence

Survivors Justice Project: A Radical Collaboration to Decarcerate Survivors of Domestic Violence

The Survivors Justice Project (SJP) is a collective of survivors of domestic violence, currently and formerly incarcerated women, activists, lawyers, and students working for the decarceration of domestic violence survivors through the implementation of the New York State Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (DVSJA).

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Transforming Secondary Trauma: Providing Support When Empathy Runs Out

Transforming Secondary Trauma: Providing Support When Empathy Runs Out

In this digital age, where mobile technology plays an omnipresent role in our lives, it is particularly important for victim service professionals to set appropriate boundaries and exercise self-care. For anyone in a helping profession, working with victims/survivors of violence can take a significant toll on their professional and personal well-being. With the added stress and anxiety of a worldwide pandemic, it’s more important than ever to find ways for service providers to take care of themselves and minimize harm, both to themselves as well as their clients.

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Understanding and Responding to Hate Against AAPI Communities

Understanding and Responding to Hate Against AAPI Communities

Stop AAPI Hate is a coalition addressing the rise of anti-Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) racism in the United States. Co-founded in March 2020 by Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), and the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University, the coalition has become the leading aggregator of hate incidents targeting AAPI communities. Taking a holistic approach to social change and violence prevention, Stop AAPI Hate also offers multilingual resources for affected communities; provides technical assistance from rapid response to preventative measures; supports community-based safety measures and restorative justice efforts; and advocates for local, state, and national policies that reinforce human rights and civil rights protections for all.

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“Start by Believing” A Case Study in Transforming Victims to Survivors

“Start by Believing” A Case Study in Transforming Victims to Survivors

Have you ever wondered what the long-term impacts of being believed can do for crime victims? Join survivor advocate Kimberly Corban and Weld County, Colorado District Attorney Michael J. Rourke as they discuss Kimberly’s 2006 assault by a stranger who broke into her college apartment.

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Sexual Assault and Stalking Survivor Safety: Promoting New Approaches to Long-Standing Crimes

Sexual Assault and Stalking Survivor Safety: Promoting New Approaches to Long-Standing Crimes

Advocates, lawyers, law enforcement, and other first responders are often well-schooled in safety planning with survivors of intimate partner violence. However, many of the most common safety planning tools and methodologies are not relevant to survivors of non-intimate partner (including stranger) sexual assault and stalking. These commonly misunderstood, and severely underreported, crimes require safety plans that are informed by and responsive to survivors’ realities. In this interactive session, we will explore the intersection of stalking and sexual violence, identify stalking behaviors, summarize possible legal remedies to enhance survivor safety, and share examples and strategies to safety plan with and support victims of stalking and sexual violence.

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Who Do You Work For: An Exploration of Ethics for Victim-Serving Professionals

Who Do You Work For: An Exploration of Ethics for Victim-Serving Professionals

It is often difficult for victim-serving professionals to balance the ethics of their profession with an ethical response to crime victims. The conflicts of these ethical codes, and the misunderstandings that exist among our colleagues, create tension and mistrust across disciplines. While our roles may be different and our ethical obligations may vary, collaborating with victim service professionals is possible. This session will compare and contrast the ethical responsibilities of health care workers, law enforcement, prosecutors, corrections, therapists, and victim advocates towards the goal of fostering understanding among colleagues and increasing ethical behavior and communication toward victims.

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Seek Then Speak: Technology Designed to Increase Reporting and Access to Services

Seek Then Speak: Technology Designed to Increase Reporting and Access to Services

Research indicates that only 1 in 5 victims of forcible rape will report the crime, precluding law enforcement from holding offenders accountable and decreasing the likelihood that survivors will connect with supportive services. To increase access to reporting, EVAWI partnered with VictimsVoice to create a new self-guided, online interviewing tool for sexual assault victims. First, survivors and their support people are offered information about sexual assault victimization and various options for reporting to police and accessing services (SEEK). If they choose, survivors can then begin the process of reporting to police by providing information in response to trauma-informed interview prompts (SPEAK).

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Transforming Crisis Response into Long-Term Solutions

Transforming Crisis Response into Long-Term Solutions

Barrier Free Living is a domestic violence agency in New York City that serves people with disabilities and those who are D/deaf. According to the World Health Organization, people with disabilities are 1.5 times more likely to be a victim of violence than those without a disability, while those with mental health conditions are at nearly four times the risk of experiencing violence. During the COVID- 19 pandemic we learned a lot about how we can offer services in an accessible and flexible manner. We now better understand the true meaning “client centered” services by letting people choose how they would like to receive services such as by phone, video, or in-person. This resulted in people attending services more regularly and on-time.

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Elevating Victims’ Voices: The Difference a Lawyer Can Make

Elevating Victims’ Voices: The Difference a Lawyer Can Make

Affording victims of crime, the power to choose how, when, and to what extent to participate in the criminal justice system correlates with more positive outcomes for both victims and the system. These choices are the foundation of victims’ rights. Yet activating rights in our legal systems requires competent legal advocacy. Unfortunately, too few victims have access to legal representation to help them assert their rights in the criminal investigation and prosecution that result from their victimization.

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