The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) wants to increase public awareness about mortgage fraud with a dual-track virtual conference that provides useful resources and sessions for current and potential homeowners, victims of mortgage fraud, and victim support advocates. This conference, sponsored by OVC and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, is scheduled for April 10, 2013, in a virtual environment and includes workshops on topics such as—
You’ll also have the opportunity to engage OVC staff during the event in the virtual exhibit hall. Register now through the NCPC Web site. For more information, view the NCPC Mortgage Fraud Conference Agenda and the speaker biographies. (Posted April 2, 2013)
On March 15, 2013, at 2:00 pm (eastern time), join Susan Smith Howley, National Center for Victims of Crime, for a guided tour of the 2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide. During this OVC-funded webinar, you’ll
Register now and you will receive a link at which you can both view and hear the webinar. (Posted March 11, 2013)
On February 19, 2013, at 23:30 pm (EST), the National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network (NITVAN), with funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice, will conduct a webinar on cyber security and identity theft victimization.
The featured speaker will be Michael Kaiser, Executive Director of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). In this role, Mr. Kaiser engages diverse constituenciesbusiness, government, and nonprofit organizationsin NCSA's broad public education and outreach efforts to strengthen the Nation's cyber infrastructure. This includes leading NCSA's outreach and awareness campaign, National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Prior to joining NCSA, Mr. Kaiser spent 25 years in the field of victims' rights and services in senior staff positions at the National Center for Victims of Crime in Washington, D.C., and Safe Horizon in New York City.
On November 15, 2012, at 2–3 pm (EST), the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) will host The Fight Against Distressed Homeowner Fraud: The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. This OVC-funded webinar will allow participants to learn more about the work of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in fighting distressed homeowner fraud and will highlight how victim service providers and allied professionals can partner with the Lawyers’ Committee in this effort.
The webinar will be conducted by Eileen O’Connor, Counsel, Legal Mobilization Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
The National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network (NITVAN) is hosting two OVC-funded webinars on the topic of identity theft.
Identity Theft and Children in Foster Care
Date: November 20, 2012
Time: 2-4 p.m. est
Speakers: Steven Toporoff, Federal Trade Commission, Joanna Crane, identity theft expert, and a panel of coalition coordinators, including—
Each coalition coordinator will discuss their coalitions’ initiatives to train foster care parents and workers to detect identity theft and assist the young victims before they age out of the system.
Identity Theft and Domestic Violence
Date: December 17, 2012
Time: 2-4 p.m. est
Speakers: Erika A. Sussman, Center for Survivor Agency and Justice, Sara Shoener, Consumer Rights for Domestic Violence Survivors Initiative, and Deirdre Keys, Minnesota Identity Theft Coalition.
This webinar will focus on the use of identity theft by domestic violence perpetrators as a method of power and control.
Registration is required to attend these webinars. Visit the NITVAN Web site for more information about both webinars.
Stay tuned for a 2013 OVC Web Forum Guest Host Session on Child Welfare Agencies Responding to Child Identity Theft with Howard Davidson, Catherine Heath, and Steven Toporoff. Visit the OVC Web Forum for more details about the Guest Hosts and sign up for the E-Alert to be notified of the date and participation details. (Posted November 5, 2012)
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), with support from a grant from the Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, has developed a new website entitled "Medical Home for Children and Adolescents Exposed to Violence," which provides:
This AAP website offers not only information on topic and reliable sources but also many educational opportunities, such as—
Webinar on November 30, 2012, 3 p.m. est.: Keep It Real: How One Pediatrician Makes Medical Home Work for Children Exposed to Violence. 6TH and final session of the webinar series intended to provide a strong foundation for medical home teams (pediatricians, physicians, nurses, front office staff, etc.) to more effectively identify children and adolescents exposed to violence. This final session will be led by Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP.
Recordings and presentation slides of all previous webinars in the series are available online for free. (Posted October 23, 2012)
On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, OVC published new web pages about the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Sexual Assault Response Team (SANE-SART) Initiative, offering a dedicated area to learn about the purpose, goals, and progress of the Initiative.
Since 2010, when OVC established the AI/AN SANE–SART Initiative, OVC awarded funds to three sites—
The goal of this initiative is to address the comprehensive needs of tribal victims of sexual violence, with the ultimate goal of institutionalizing sustainable and evidence-based practices that meet the needs of tribal communities. Visit the AI/AN SANE-SART weblet to download information about the initiative and grantees or to check on progress. The weblet will offer:
For more information about this project, contact the Initiative Lead, Kathleen Gless, a Victim Justice Program Specialist at the Office for Victims of Crime. You may do so at 202-423-4505 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (Posted October 11, 2012)Site Launched October 1, 2010