“Scammers can use an individual’s social isolation as an opportunity to steal financial, medical, and personal information. Numerous recent reports include details of fraudsters calling others using spoofed phone numbers, knocking on doors unsolicited, and even prowling on social media in an attempt to con those with whom they interact.”
“This term, the Supreme Court of the United States released a number of highly consequential decisions impacting people across the country, including domestic violence survivors. This Latest Update will discuss four cases from the 2021-2022 Supreme Court term.”
“Sexual violence can happen to anyone, and it’s not the only crime that can occur on a college campus. College students have the opportunity to look out for their friends, speak up about sexual violence, and take steps to increase personal safety.”
“We’ve all heard the repeated phrase, “You need to advocate for yourself” or “Advocate for what you believe in.” What do those phrases really mean? How does advocacy impact our everyday life?”
“Advocacy may sound like a rewarding job because saving lives is undeniably an honorable profession. That may be true, but the fact of the matter is – the work of an advocate is steeped in trauma.”
How can victim advocates and housing service providers respond to the needs of Native human trafficking survivors?
“Native women experience high rates of homelessness. Native women also have the highest rate of domestic violence and rape of any group of women. To support Native survivors, we must understand the historical context of their experiences.”
“FAMM, also known as Families Against Mandatory Minimums, sent a letter Tuesday to Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco pushing for the Justice Department to file motions for compassionate release for those who have been victimized at the prison.”
“Front-line workers are calling for more support for Indigenous families after a Statistics Canada analysis found First Nations, Inuit and Métis women are more likely to experience physical or sexual assault in their lifetime if they were in government care as children.”
“A pattern of errors committed by a physician or provider could be considered a red flag of potential fraud or abuse if not corrected.”
Like many of you, we love a good TV drama and take notice when crime victims are portrayed in the media. We’d like to take a moment to think about ways crime victim portrayals on TV can be connected to MiVAN resources that you can use in your advocacy practice! The three examples below show trauma-informed practice in action, help humanize survivors, and raise awareness about the realities of sexual assault and crime victim rights in ways that we can link to MiVAN training resources.