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  • Generational Voices Uniting for Safety, Justice and Healing. 2014 National Indian Nations Conference - With support from OVC, the Tribal Law and Policy Institute will host the 14th National Indian Nations Conference on December 11-13, 2014 on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, California. This is the largest U.S. Department of Justice-sponsored Indian Nations conference and the event brought together a diverse audience of providers and stakeholders to share their knowledge, experiences and ideas for developing programs that serve the unique needs of crime victims in Indian Country. The theme for the 2014 conference was "Generational Voices Uniting for Safety, Justice, and Healing".

    Visit the Conference Web site to learn more and register. In addition to the workshops, we encourage attendees to visit the OVC exhibit booth to learn about how OVC resources, including publications, grants, and training and technical assistance, can enhance programs in your community.

  • DOJ Fellows are welcomed by Embassy staff. L-R: Benina Kusari, Bethany Case, Shania Kapoor, Jon Smibert, Eliza Thana, and Michelle Lakomy.In August 2012, at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo, under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training, Bethany Case, Visiting Fellow, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), and Shania Kapoor, Visiting Fellow, Office on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, traveled to Kosovo to provide training on child victimization to nearly 40 Kosovar professionals. The training event, titled Child Victimization, took place in Pristina, Kosovo, on August 29–31, 2012, and was comprised of 3 full days of content geared toward an audience of victim advocates, shelter workers, and staff from the Centre for Social Work.

    Read OVC Builds on International Relationship with Kosovo Through Child Victimization in Kosovo
    (PDF 515 kb) to learn more about—

    • OVC's relationship with Kosovo;
    • Kosovo's current response to child victims;
    • Commonalities between the United States and Kosovo in responding to child abuse; and
    • The training event in Pristina.

  • Strength from Within: Rekindling Tribal Traditions to assist Victims of CrimeThe Tribal Law and Policy Institute, through a grant from OVC, hosted the 13th National Indian Nations Conference on December 6-8, 2012. This year’s event was held on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, California, with the theme, "Strength from Within: Rekindling Tribal Traditions to assist Victims of Crime." The largest U.S. Department of Justice-sponsored Indian Nations conference, this event brought together a diverse audience to improve the delivery of services to victims of crime in Indian Country. Visit the Conference Web site for any post-conference updates.
  • IKosovo criminal justice sealn October 2011, at the invitation of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina (USAO-EDNC), under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training (OPDAT), OVC Principal Deputy Director Frost traveled to Kosovo to attend and speak at events observing its second National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Read Kosovo Focuses on Victims’ Rights after Decades of Strife to learn more about—
    • The history of Kosovo;
    • The Kosovar efforts to establish a criminal justice system that recognizes victims’ rights;
    • The events that led up to Principal Deputy Director Frost’s visit; and
    • The positive outcomes to date of the relationship between Kosovo, the U.S. Embassy, OPDAT, and USAO-EDNC.
  • 2010 OVC Mass Violence & Emergency National Training Conference. Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2012.Save the date for the 2012 OVC Mass Violence and Emergency National Training Conference scheduled for January 31–February 2, 2012, in Jacksonville, Florida. The 2012 OVC Mass Violence and Emergency National Training ConferenceImproving Readiness to Assist Victims—will bring together multidisciplinary stakeholder teams to share their experiences and knowledge about how to respond to victims, survivors, and communities. Stakeholder discipline areas include, but are not limited to—
    • Emergency Management Personnel
    • Law Enforcement
    • Fire and Rescue
    • Federal, state, local, and tribal policymakers
    • Prosecutors
    • State VOCA and Victim Compensation Administrators
    • Faith-based organizations
    • Victim service professionals
  • The fifth annual National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims was observed on September 25, 2011. OVC extends its condolences to affected families and reminds victim service providers of resources available to help survivors and co-victims.
  • The OVC-funded National Conference on Responding to Crime Victims with Disabilities will be held December 13-15, 2011, at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida. Attendees will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills, and competencies to effectively serve people with disabilities who are victims of crime, abuse, and neglect. Stakeholder discipline areas include—
    • victim service providers;
    • disability advocates;
    • adult and child protective service workers;
    • law enforcement;
    • attorneys;
    • faith-based practitioners;
    • medical practitioners/forensic examiners;
    • mental health practitioners; and
    • educators.
  • The 6th National Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Training Conference was held on May 25-27, 2011, in Austin, Texas. This biennial event drew more than 1,000 participants from around the country and the world and from different professions. [more >>]
  • The 12th National Indian Nations Conference—held on December 9-11, 2010, in Palm Springs, California, on the Agua Caliente Reservation—was a success, exceeding previous years' attendance with over 900
    attendees. . . [more >>]
  • Stop. Think. Connect.Stop. Think. Connect.™ officially kicked off with a launch event on October 4, 2010, at the Seattle Public Library in Seattle, Washington, as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Stop. Think. Connect. is a national initiative that promotes simple steps the public can take to increase their safety and security online.
  • The fourth annual National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims was observed on Friday, September 25, 2010.