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        The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault creates the social change necessary to end sexual violence. 

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        August 15, 2017

        Grants Management to Promote Program Stability

        Chula Vista Resort 2501 River Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI

        This is a Preconference to the Wisconsin Serving Victims of Crime Conference.

        Upon completion of the training, you will be able to: 

        • Define key planning steps for funding applications 
        • Outline a plan to engage community partners and identify key stakeholders 
        • Assess the strengths needed to carry out the action steps to achieve your goals 
        • Discuss grants opportunities managed by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Office for Crime Victim Services 
        • Employ best practices for the financial accountability of your grant 
        • Understand project sustainability and the steps to create a sustainability plan.

        For more information or to register click here.


        August 16-18, 2017

        Wisconsin Serving Victims of Crime Conference

        Chula Vista Resort 2501 River Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 

        Attend this unique conference to gain the latest knowledge and skills you need to serve victims of crime. Learn about innovative victim assistance programs and gain resources for enhancing the services you provide using a multidisciplinary approach. Choose from a wide variety of workshops conducted by knowledgeable experts addressing some of today’s most critical topics and issues facing victims of crime and service providers.

        For more information or to register click here.


        August 24 - 25, 2017

        National Indigenous Women's Rersource Center Training

        Days Inn & Suites (The Claridge Inn) 70 N Stevens Street, Rhinelander, WI

        Lac du Flambeau Statewide Shelter Program is proud to host a free two day training provided by the National Indigenous Womens Resource Center. . The TA that will be presented is Intersections of DV, Mental Health and Substance Abuse along with Prevention and Intervention strategies.

        To see event flyer with registration information click here.


        September 5 - 8, 2017

        23rd Annual Mid-Wisconsin Law Enforcement Symposium

        Heidel House Resort 643 Illinois Ave Green Lake, Wisconsin

        Join us for the 23rd Annual Mid-Wisconsin Law Enforcement Symposium! This year’s conference features:

        • Brian Willis on the W.I.N. philosophy
        • Voluntariness & the Dassey case
        • Ethics
        • Lt. Brian Murphy, survivor of the Sikh Temple Shooting
        • 4th Ammendment update
        • Sensitive Crimes
        • Miranda update

        For more information including registration and hotel information click here.

        To see event flyer click here.


        September 7, 2017

        Child Sex Trafficking – From Suspicion to Disclosure

        Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Rd. Waukesha, WI

        Learn techniques and strategies to enhance the likelihood of obtaining information from possible victims of child sex trafficking. Compare and contrast typical child sexual abuse cases with child sex trafficking (CST) cases and address the different points of entry into the system for CST victims. Understand how each team member’s role can contribute to a positive outcome of the CST case. Discuss question strategy, interview fatigue, language use and interview suggestions.

        For more information or to register click here.


        September 27-29, 2017

        Wisconsin State Victim Assistance Academy

        Fox Valley Technical College, Rooms HS114 A&B 1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Appleton, WI

        The Wisconsin Victim Assistance Academy focuses on giving victim advocates, counselors, attorneys, and law enforcement the latest knowledge, skills, and legal approaches for best serving victims of crime. The academy will provide you with insights into victims’ rights as well as the trauma that victims are experiencing.

        For more information or to register click here.

        October 3 - 4, 2017

        2017 YWCA Racial Justice Summit: Living Our Racial Justice Values

        This year’s theme for the Racial Justice Summit is Living our Racial Justice Values: Building Collective Liberation. Especially through challenging and changing times this becomes even more critical. As we navigate in our communities and workplaces while we experience the shootings of African Americans by police, increased xenophobia against Muslims and immigrants, and the daily changing political landscape, how to we keep our eyes on the prize and stay in community with each other as we pursue racial justice and equity. Keynotes and break-out sessions will offer participants the opportunity to connect to this theme, and to think about strategies that they can use individually, at work, and in their communities to stay focused on a vision of the future in which everyone belongs.

        To see event flyers click here.

        To see event website with registration information click here.

        November 7, 2017

        8th Annual Voices of Men Call-to-Action Breakfast

        More information to follow. See event site here.


        November 15-17, 2017

        End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin's Statewide Conference, Collective Liberation: Movement Building for the Year Ahead
        Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay

        Details to come.


        SANE Program Development and Operation Web Training Series

        OVC, through the OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center, and in collaboration with IAFN, will deliver three unique web trainings as part of the SANE Program Development and Operation Web Training Series. Each session will cover unique topics and provide information on how to use the SANE Guide to build a new SANE program, enhance an existing program, or expand your program. Registration is now open!

        Session #1: SANE Program Development and Operation: An Introduction
        August 14, 2017, at 2:00–3:30 p.m.

        Session #2: How To Expand an Existing SANE Program
        September 18, 2017, at 2:00–3:30 p.m.

        Session #3: Developing a SANE Program in Rural Communities
        September 29, 2017, at 2:00–3:30 p.m.

        For more information or to register for any of the sessions click here.


        2017 Law Enforcement Trainings

        These FREE, two-day trainings are open to law enforcement, dispatchers, victim advocates, medical personnel, prosecutors, victim/witness specialists, and other community collaborators.

        For more information on trainings including all dates click here.


        2017 SANE Training Dates and Locations

         3. SANE Adult: August 7-11, Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff

        Lab dates August 26th and September 9th

        To register click here.

         4. SANE Pediatric: October 16-20, Aurora Kenosha Medical Center

        For more information on the DOJ SANE Trainings click here.

        If you have questions about DOJ SANE trainings, please contact Lori Thompson at thompsonll@doj.state.wi.us.


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        2017 Calendar

        Regional TA Info/Trainings


        Film Screenings
        Statewide Events



        > August 7-10: Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS), La Crosse

        > August 22 (4:00pm): Slavery & the making of America (Film Screening in honor of the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Abolition)

        > August 29 (2:00pm):  Medical Advocacy Webinar Series: DNA Essentials for Advocates and Survivors

        > August 31: Anti-Oppression: How CCR/SART teams can work to serve the marginalized populations in their communities, Green Bay

        > September 14 & 15, 
        Fall Director's Meeting, Middleton

        > September 19 (4:00pm): La Mitad del Mundo (Film Screening in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month)

        > September 21 (10:00am): 
        Medical Advocacy Webinar Series: Wisconsin Department of Justice SANE Program

        > September 26: SART Foundations & Case Reviews, Marshfield



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