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July 2020

Protecting Your Business from Identity Theft and Cybercrime

July 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Small businesses are at the highest risk for identity theft and cyber-crime and are particularly vulnerable during COVID-19. Perpetrators of business identity theft can harm a small business's cash flow, affect relationships with creditors and suppliers, and damage a business's reputation. This webinar will engage advocates who work with small business owners to ensure that they are up-to-date on the most current methods by which identity thieves target small businesses, how to report these instances, and how to identify the…

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August 2020

The Safety Net Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence Virtual Technology Summit

August 3, 2020 @ 12:00 am - August 7, 2020 @ 12:00 am

This unique event – our 8th annual Summit, but the first one held virtually – focuses on the intersection of technology and abuse. We will explore some of the ways technology is still evolving, including the dramatic increase in digital services in the work to support survivors, growing concerns around online privacy, and increasing detections of stalkerware during the pandemic. We’ll also address online hate and gaming, teens and tech, privacy and confidentiality during a public health crisis, and more.

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Capturing Victims’ Voices on Justice through Research

August 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

The Center for Victim Research (CVR) invites you to participate in a virtual research convening Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 1 to 3 PM EDT, focused on Capturing Victims’ Voices on Justice through Research.

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National Suicide Prevention Day

August 10, 2020 @ 12:00 am
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Trauma-Informed Law Enforcement Strategies for Combating Victim, Witness, and Community Intimidation and Retaliation

August 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

A deep understanding of victim and witness intimidation and retaliation is crucial in any law enforcement agency’s violent crime reduction strategy. Across our country, jurisdictions are seeking training and technical assistance to inform their policies and approaches when engaging with victims, witnesses, families, and communities experiencing violent crime. Webinar attendees will be provided with an overview of victim, witness, and community intimidation and retaliation and how these issues are currently affecting law enforcement investigations and communities around the country, as…

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September 2020

Webinar – Social Distancing and Financial Exploitation: the Impact on Older Adults

September 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Today, social distancing is an important component of public health. However, the isolation that results has important implications for financial decision making, fraud vulnerability, and cognition among older adults. Join this panel for a discussion of emerging research on these topics and steps you can take to further protect older adults who are targeted by scammers. Register Here! Presenters: Patricia Boyle, Ph.D., Professor Division of Behavioral Sciences and Neuropsychologist, Rush University Medical Center, Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center Robert Mascio: Director,…

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November 2020

National Training Institute

November 11, 2020 @ 12:00 am - November 13, 2020 @ 12:00 am

Improve your response to victims of crime through promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies. Our multidisciplinary institute offers more than 80 victim-centered, practice-based, research-informed trainings to sharpen your skills, connect with peers, and reach across professions

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Trauma-Informed Responses to Victims of Financial Fraud and Exploitation

November 17, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Register Here! A key tenant of a victim-centered response is being trauma-informed when assisting all victims. Financial fraud and exploitation are often viewed as less serious offenses, but they can be devastating – victims of fraud usually experience shame and guilt. And when exploitation is committed by someone that the victim knows and trusts, such as a caregiver, many aspects of the victim’s life can be impacted. In this webinar, presenters will discuss some of the research on fraud and victimization,…

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December 2020

Evidence is Power Webinar

December 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

Community-based agencies receive growing pressure to implement “evidence-based programs.” That is, programs that have been studied and deemed “effective” by researchers. But what is considered evidence? And how can community-based agencies build their own evidence of what works in their communities? This webinar will examine these questions and explore the many opportunities and challenges that agencies face when conducting research and evaluations in community settings. We will discuss strategies for agencies to maximize the utility and power of the data…

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Formative Evaluation of VictimConnect: Preparing for Rigorous Evaluation of a National Resource Center

December 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar will present findings from the Urban Institute’s formative evaluation of the technology-based VictimConnect Resource Center, funded by the National Institute of Justice and conducted in collaboration with the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC). VictimConnect is a nationwide helpline that seeks to increase access to services and reach underserved victims of crime and their loved ones by providing information, emotional support, and referrals through softphone, chat, text, and the website. The first phase of a multiphase evaluation,…

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