Victims Assistance & Advocacy

Upcoming Webinars

Vicki Assegued
01 / 22 / 2019

Restorative Justice offers a refreshing and effective approach for addressing crime in a way that includes the victim, offender and community in a voluntary dialogue process that addresses the harm, [...]

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Vicki Assegued
03 / 26 / 2019

Relationships between parents and their children often go through major changes when the child becomes a teenager. The relationship can be further strained when the teen commits a crime [...]

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Victoria Riechers, MA
Lindsay Ashworth
04 / 25 / 2019

This one-hour webinar is the first in a two-part series on understanding sexual violence and how to respond appropriately to victims. The foundation of trauma-informed response is an understanding of [...]

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Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney
05 / 16 / 2019

This webinar will use key findings from our report, The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story, to: 1) examine the ways that experiences of gendered violence create pathways [...]

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Vicki Assegued
05 / 21 / 2019

These two types of meetings provide an opportunity for family members to have an important discussion before and/or after the incarceration of a loved one.  The person sentenced [...]

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Victoria Riechers, MA
Lindsay Ashworth
05 / 28 / 2019

This one-hour webinar is the second in a two-part series on understanding sexual violence and how to respond appropriately to survivors. This webinar will focus on best practices for [...]

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Vicki Assegued
07 / 25 / 2019

Much of the work in the Juvenile and Criminal Justice field focuses on the offender, such as: what crime was committed, who is at fault and how they can be [...]

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Jamal Brooks-Hawkins
Victoria Riechers, MA
08 / 01 / 2019

This one-hour webinar will provide best practices for working with male survivors of sexual violence. We will discuss the dynamics of male sexual assault victimization and the impact of stereotypes [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt
09 / 05 / 2019

This webinar looks at the family’s and the victim’s perspective on the experience of trafficking. The effect of trauma on both family and victim, as well [...]

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Andrew Campbell
09 / 26 / 2019

This webinar will describe the many risks of harm (short-term and long-term) for children exposed to violence in their community. As rates of violent crime continue to increase in many [...]

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Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney
10 / 03 / 2019

This webinar will examine how experiences of gendered violence create pathways for girls into the juvenile justice system with an emphasis on cross over from the child welfare system into [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Understanding Sexual Violence and Appropriate Responses to Survivors
Victoria Riechers, MA
Lindsay Ashworth

This one-hour training is appropriate for justice professionals working with victims of sexual violence. After a brief overview of the dynamics of sexual violence, the neurobiology of trauma, and the [...]

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Medical Records for Child Abuse Cases
Roger Blevins
Dyanne Greer

Medical reports and records make all the difference when it comes to proving child abuse cases. The medical field is one of the most prestigious career paths that entail years [...]

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Understanding Sexual Assault Perpetration
Tasha Menaker, Ph.D.

Dr. Tasha Menaker is back on Justice Clearinghouse for part two of her three-part webinar series that seeks to understand sexual assault perpetration. Dr. Menaker holds an MA in Clinical [...]

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Upstandership Elder Justice
Philip Marshall

Brooke Astor was a socialite with a heart for philanthropy and she lived a long, amazing life. That is until her son, Tony Marshall took advantage of Brooke’s [...]

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Understanding Sexual Assault Perpetration
Tasha Menaker, Ph.D.

Rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment are brought to the forefront as more and more victims find their voices to speak up and tell their stories. Movements across the globe [...]

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Ambiguous Loss
Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt

Experiencing loss is painful, but there is some solace in the conclusiveness of knowing something or someone is no longer a part of your life. Ambiguous loss is incomprehensible given [...]

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Ask Me Anything Elder Abuse
Paul Greenwood

Whether you’re a seasoned justice professional or new to the field, everyone needs a sage resource they can turn to for advice on niche topics – and elder [...]

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Children as Witnesses in DV Cases pt I
Patrick Beumler
Hilary Weinberg

Domestic Violence can be a problematic case. The community might not want to meddle with such cases with the belief that such disputes must be dealt with by the family [...]

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Providing Wellness Support for Online Child Exploitation Personnel
Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt

Employees working in the field of public service and social welfare often extend help to others who go through tumultuous moments. In doing so, they also take into their psyche [...]

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Cassidee Carlson

The recent shooting in Kentucky was the 11th of the year, and the worst so far. This statistic is difficult to wrap our heads around as it is only 25 days [...]

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Philip Marshall

Brooke Astor was a writer, and socialite who lived a long life that’s one for the books. Brooke herself was well-aware of how interesting her life was that [...]

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Eva Klain

Efforts to protect children identified as victims of domestic sex trafficking have gained momentum as a number of states have developed protective legislation often referred to as “Safe Harbor&[...]

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Johnna Albert

This course will explore the revictimization of crime victims in their attempt to seek justice. It will delve into the secondary victimization crime victims endure through each subsystem of criminal [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt

  Trauma Informed Work is providing service with the understanding that the client/witness/victim with whom you are working probably has been exposed to a traumatic event. Knowing this, [...]

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Articles

Such a powerful statement from Lindsay Ashworth of the Arizona Coalition to End Domestic Violence made during her webinar, "Understanding Sexual Violence and Appropriate Responses to Survivors."   &[...]

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Such incredible findings from Andrew Campbell's webinar, "Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence." "75% of the pet abuse that occurs in [...]

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Christina McCale

Not all law enforcement agencies have all the resources needed to effectively and efficiently investigate is a missing children's case... fortunately the National Center for Missing and Exploited [...]

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Christina McCale

With a sexual assault happening every  98 seconds in the US, (equalling 1 in 6 women and 1 in 10 men having been the victim of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault) it'[...]

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"Healthy relationships are based on equality and respect." What a lovely quote speaker Jacke Schroeder made during her recent webinar about Building Community Safety Nets for our [...]

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"Start with your why." Love this quote from Jacke Schroeder's recent presentation about how to start programs to support victims of elder abuse. Be sure to check [...]

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Summer Stephan SD Co Attorney

A powerful comment from San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan in the San Diego County Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Blueprint 2018. "Our civilization will be judged on [...]

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Emotional Support for Mass Casualty Survivors
Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt
Christina McCale

Once the police tape is gone, what are the best ways to support survivors of traumatic events, like Mass Casualty Shootings? Check out our interview with trauma care expert and [...]

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Christina McCale

The proverb that "it takes a village" doesn't just apply to children. Often it takes a village to help solve a variety of issues, including creating [...]

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Christina McCale

People typically agree that Elder Abuse is a horrifying crime and that those who abuse elders should be punished. But what if you've never investigated an elder abuse case? [...]

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Brooke Astor's grandson, Philip Marshall exposed Tony Marshall, his father, for abusing his grandmother. Since his grandmother's controversial case, Philip made it his life's purpose, through beondbrooke.[...]

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alone survivor
Jamal Brooks-Hawkins, MSW

At least one in six men have experienced sexual assault in their lifetime (NISVS, 2017). Similar to other victims of sexual assault, male victims often experience negative emotional, physical, and social [...]

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Christina McCale

It's easy to believe that elder abuse can only happen to certain populations of society. But the reality is that elder abuse doesn't discriminate; no elder is immune. [...]

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