A Limited Term Departmental Analyst 9-P11 Sexual Assault Victim’s Rights Advocate position has been posted for the Criminal Division in Lansing. If interested in being considered for this position, please apply in NeoGov to job number 1101-19-092 at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 28, 2019.
This webinar will highlight the multitude of ways that a criminal record can negatively impact a survivor’s life and safety, and how programs can begin to build resources and innovative community partnerships in order to help survivors overcome the barriers they face after an incarceration or criminal conviction.
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) requires OVW-funded victim service providers to protect survivors’ privacy. This interactive webinar will highlight how VAWA confidentiality requirements compliment survivor empowerment and offer best practices for maintaining survivors’ privacy. By participating in this webinar, victim services providers will be better able to explain how the VAWA privacy requirements relate to survivor-centered care.
Webinar – Materials Available – Raped, Then Jailed: The Risks of Prosecution for Falsely Reporting Sexual Assault
This webinar focuses on the scenario where victims summon the courage to report a sexual assault, only to be disbelieved, mistreated, and later charged (often erroneously) with false reporting or associated crimes such as obstruction of justice, interfering with law enforcement, or providing false statements. The presentation will detail how these scenarios unfold, highlighting factors that distinguish an interview conducted with a victim versus a suspect in a criminal investigation, and we document how this can result in a false confession.
Webinar – Recording – When Things Don’t Go Right: Sexual Assault Exam Billing and Payment, It’s TIME for Change
Health care clinicians providing medical forensic exams are often unaware of the complex legal and ethical issues surrounding exam payment. 10+ years post-VAWA, barriers still exist for victims who were guaranteed free exams, including being billed for exams and being pursued by debt collection agencies. This webinar explores these topics.
This webinar will focus on common questions received from SARTs across the country. Although many SARTs experience similar issues, each situation and community requires unique strategies. This webinar will explore the questions, offer strategies that have worked for other teams, and hear some new things that have worked in your communities!
Application Closed: OVW Fiscal Year 2020 Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program Solicitation
Apply by: January 16, 2020 Funds are now available to establish and strengthen multidisciplinary collaborative relationships; increase organizational capacity to provide accessible, safe, and effective services to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of violence and abuse; identify needs within the grantee’s organization and/or service area; and develop a plan to address…
Webinar – Closed – Working at the Intersections of DV, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health: Research, Resources, and Recommendations
This webinar is designed for State Mental Health and State Substance Use Disorder Treatment Directors and staff; State Family Violence Prevention and Services Administrators and staff; State, Territory and Tribal Domestic and Sexual Violence Coalitions; and for organizations and practitioners working in the domestic and sexual violence, mental health, and substance use disorder treatment and recovery fields.
The website currently includes a list of 35 EAFRTs or domestic violence fatality review teams that review some elder deaths in 13 states. Twenty-four of the 35 teams contributed data and documents in response to team leader/coordinator and team member questionnaires.