Safety Net is delighted to share a document created in response to TA questions from OVW grantees: Frequently Asked Questions about US Federal Laws & Confidentiality for Survivors
** National Survey – Please Participate! ** The Safety Net Project is surveying victim service providers of domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking and trafficking on their technology use. For the past 10 years, the Safety Net Project have been training and educating the anti-violence field on technology misuse by abusers and perpetrators and how agencies can harness these tools to enhance and provide services to victims. This survey is the first of its kind to assess service providers the types of technologies they are using and how we can help in providing technical assistance, trainings, and handouts.
PLEASE NOTE: the DEADLINE for filling out this survey has been extended to Monday, August 13th!!
Go to the link above and fill out the form before then.
IMPACT OF ECONOMY ON ADVOCACY: April, 2012 – the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence has released results of a survey of rape crisis advocates which gives sobering testimony to cuts in services and increase in demand.
Advocacy Learning Center – new class; funding support
Praxis International, Manavi, and the Office on Violence Against Women are now accepting applications to the Advocacy Learning Center for the next class...
Starting: September 1, 2012
Application Deadline: July 5, 2012
Please contact Praxis with any questions at email@example.com or 651-699-8000, ext. 16.
Visit the ALC page for more information.
Resources for Advocates, Practitioners, and First Responders
- Tool Kit For Law Enforcement Use Of The U‐Visa – This toolkit, put together by Legal Momentum and the Vera Institute in Nov. 2010, is designed to assist law enforcement agencies develop U-visa certification policies/protocols to enable immigrant victims of crime to access the U-visa. It is hosted on the NSVRC website .
- The Online Training Institute (OLTI) – a project of EVAWI (Ending Violence Against Women International) provides extensive information in a series of 12 training modules for multidisciplinary professionals involved in sexual assault response
- Forensic Compliance FAQ page – a project of EVAWI
- Trauma-Informed Care
- A Practical Guide For Creating Trauma-Informed Disability, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations – hosted by Disability Rights Wisconsin; download from their site
- VAWNet – “The Psychological Consequences of Sexual Trauma” | by Nicole P. Yuan, Mary P. Koss, and Mirto Stone (March 2006). [available to read online or as PDF]
- Safety Planning for Persons with Disabilities – Advocate Guide – a project of the Safety First Initiative