Webinar Archive

Webinar Archive


Measuring Success in the Criminal Justice System’s Response to VAWA Crimes

Measuring Success in the Criminal Justice System’s Response to VAWA Crimes

The presentation will then share the results of a data collection pilot conducted with 15 OVW grantees to explore the usability, feasibility and quality of proposed outcome indicators when collected in the field.

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Using Restorative Justice to Benefit Victim Survivors: Is It Possible?

Using Restorative Justice to Benefit Victim Survivors: Is It Possible?

Although an ancient practice, restorative justice is experiencing a revival in public interest. Communities, particularly those that have been shut out of the traditional American systems of adjudicating crime, are drawn to a system which incorporates community residents into the decision-making process.

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Image-Based Abuse and Trauma

Image-Based Abuse and Trauma

Image-based sexual abuse, which is sometimes referred to as “revenge pornography” is the distribution of sexually explicit images or video of individuals without their permission. The material may be used by the perpetrators to blackmail the subjects into performing sex acts, to punish them for ending a relationship, to coerce them into continuing a relationship, or to silence them. In addition to these dynamics, extortion and monetary payment are often involved. Image-based sexual abuse is a form of psychological and domestic abuse, as well as a form of sexual abuse. This type of evidence, coupled with the suspect’s manipulative behavior, is used to control victims in domestic violence and human trafficking situations.

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Stalking: Slow Motion Homicide

Stalking: Slow Motion Homicide

Anna highlights the positive and lifesaving work of these individuals through-out her case study and gives concrete examples for all victim service providers when working with victims of stalking or other crimes. She educates on the importance of victim-centered responses for all victims of stalking and shares the success and outcome of these practices in her case and life.

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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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Utilizing Technical Evidence in Stalking Investigations and Prosecutions

Utilizing Technical Evidence in Stalking Investigations and Prosecutions

This presentation covers the applicable rules of evidence and relevant case law associated with proving a technology-facilitated stalking case and will provide strategies on when and how to introduce technical evidence and overcome common objections at trial.

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Stalking in the Digital Age: How to Prevent Victimization

Stalking in the Digital Age: How to Prevent Victimization

Abuse doesn’t always come in the form of physical threats or violence. Online behavior is also abusive if it makes you feel scared or threatens your safety. In a world where we’re always connected, the potential for cyberbullying and digital stalking is more prevalent than ever. Over 200 apps and services exist that offer would-be stalkers a variety of capabilities, from location tracking, to harvesting text messages– and even secretly recording video. Education surrounding these evolving technologies is greatly needed to prevent victimization in the Digital Age.

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A Survivor Speaks: Recognizing and Responding to Stalking

A Survivor Speaks: Recognizing and Responding to Stalking

This incredibly unique and nuanced case study and data allows service providers and first responders to hear first-hand how victims navigate the world, the legal system, and build a new life from the devastation that stalking causes, as well as tools to plan for victim safety and hold offenders accountable.

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Investigating Stalking Crimes Within Sexual Assault Cases

Investigating Stalking Crimes Within Sexual Assault Cases

In this session, two veteran law enforcement investigators, Cathy Garcia and Carlton Hershman, will cover the recognition and elements of stalking, focusing on ways to obtain evidence (some non-traditional) while investigating these crimes. They will discuss how to use an array of family and civil court documents and proceedings to enhance investigations.

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