TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018
7:00-8:00 AM REGISTRATION
8:00 AM-5:30 PM (11:45 AM-1:15 PM LUNCH not provided)
T1. Identifying, Investigating, and Prosecuting Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Strangulation Cases
Gael Strack, Alliance for HOPE International
This multi-media presentation, given by a former domestic violence prosecutor and director of the National Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, includes findings from a study of 300 misdemeanor attempted strangulation cases; medical aspects of strangulation in surviving and non-surviving victims; legal aspects of investigating and prosecuting attempted strangulation cases; practical tips for all professionals handling strangulation cases; and how to develop and use experts in non-fatal strangulation cases in court.
12:00-1:00 PM REGISTRATION
1:00-3:15 PM, 3:15-5:00 PM CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS (3:00-3:15 BREAK)
T2. Developing and Sustaining Collaborations
Marcie Davis, Davis Innovations
Why and when is collaboration important in victim services? Explore the differences between collaboration and other types of working relationships, and discover what is needed to form an effective collaboration; in particular, examine how to identify and recruit stakeholders and evaluate the importance of leadership in collaboration. Determine what is needed to sustain the day-to-day operations, and consider how to make sure your long-term goals keep the collaboration moving in the right direction. Round out the collaboration process by learning about how to work through challenges and evaluate the outcomes.
T3. How to Effectively Build and Sustain Coordinated Community Response Teams
Scott Miller, Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs
T4. Ethics in Victim Services
Shara Moscinska, We Get Better
This session provides insights and interactive exercises to help participants become conscious of their values and self-aware in terms of professional conduct in assisting victims of crime. This course also encourages the use of ethical standards and provides participants with the opportunity to apply a standard decision-making process to ethical dilemmas experienced in the field.
The Advocacy in Action conference seeks to present a wide variety of topics, issues and exhibits. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the following supporting organizations: the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission, the State of New Mexico, the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc., the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women, the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, the Office for Victims of Crime, the Children’s Justice Act Advocacy Group.
These organizations neither endorse nor assume responsibility for the concepts expressed during these programs.
Children’s Justice Act Advisory Group (CJAAG)
This project was supported by Grant No. 2014-WR-AX-0016 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.