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We are the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Please join us as we forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.

Past Events

  • 2015 National Training Institute

    Location: Anaheim, CA
    September 9, 2015 7:00 AM
    As in past years, this National Training Institute will emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered, practice-based, and research-informed.

  • Financial Fraud in Indian Country

    August 25, 2015 1:00 PM
    Financial abuse in Indian Country is prevalent but its scope is not fully understood. This webinar will address the unique challenges and barriers in serving tribal communities by providing advocates with a general understanding about relevant laws and tribal codes.

  • Mass Marketing Fraud

    April 30, 2015 1:00 PM
    Nearly all of the Top Ten Scams of 2014 as published by the National Consumers League involved mass marketing fraud, which is the use of false promises of cash prizes, goods and services in exchange for fees, donations, or purchases. This crime is committee through the mail, telephone, email or any other form of mass communication. In fact, the top 3 scams, which constituted nearly 70% of all the scams involved: (1) goods that were never delivered or were misrepresented; (2) requests for payment to claim fictitious prizes, lottery winning or gifts; and (3) fake check scams.

  • Sexual Assault on College Campus – Context and Legal Mandates

    April 16, 2015 3:00 PM

  • Advanced Identity Theft

    March 26, 2015 1:00 PM
    Identity theft is a pervasive problem that extends beyond unauthorized credit card charges. In fact, in 2014, nearly one-third of identity theft complaints to the FTC involved taxes and wages. Moreover, a new study found that over two million Americans are victims of medical identity theft. This webinar will explore the various types of identity theft, the devastating effects, and will help advocates guide their clients.

  • How is the Ohio BCI handing 9,000 rape kits that need testing?

    December 16, 2014 1:00 PM
    In late 2011, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a statewide initiative to get previously-untested sexual assault kits (SAKs) off law enforcement departments’ shelves and into the lab for testing. Since then, 147 agencies have submitted 9,021 SAKs to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), which is handling most of the testing. To date, about 60% of these kits have been tested. Hear from David Miller, a forensic scientist, about how BCI is handling the influx of cases while maintaining current turnaround times for new cases. The success of BCI’s program demonstrates that managing testing for large numbers of SAKs can be accomplished. As more communities discover untested kits, it’s likely other crime labs will face this issue soon.

  • Recognize, Report, and Recover: Friends and Family Respond to Elder Financial Exploitation

    December 5, 2014 1:00 PM
    Focusing on the important role of bystanders (friends and family) in recognizing and assisting in the recovery from elder financial exploitation, this webinar will provide friends and family with an understanding of how victimization of the elderly occurs, how they can recognize the exploitation, and what a family member needs to do in order to assist in reporting and recovery. Additionally, there will be information in this webinar on how to manage the money of an elderly person who has entrusted their finances to a friend or family member. The speakers for this webinar will include experts from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

  • Recognize, Report, and Recover: Victim Service Providers Respond to Elder Financial Exploitation

    November 21, 2014 1:00 PM
    Focusing on the important role victim service providers in law enforcement and prosecutor’s offices have in recovery from elder financial exploitation, this webinar would provide victims service providers with clear directions and action steps for VSPs to recognize, report, and assist in the recovery of elder financial exploitation. Speakers from a prosecutor’s office, a law enforcement office, and the National Center would focus on victim-centered practices and provide concrete resources for victim service providers to utilize to assist with recovery.

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  • Recognize, Report, and Recover: Adult Protective Services Responds to Elder Financial Exploitation

    November 14, 2014 1:00 PM
    Focusing on the important role of APS in recovery from elder financial exploitation, this webinar will draw on speakers including a director from a state Department of Human Services and a national expert from the National Adult Protective Services Association to provide clear directions and action steps for APS workers to recognize, report, and assist in the recovery of elder financial exploitation. This will pay particular attention to proper reporting and victim-centered practices and mandatory reporting.

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  • Measuring the Impact of Victim Services

    November 13, 2014 2:00 PM
    Join experts from the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), Crime Victims Services (CVS), and Social Solutions to learn more about how victim-serving agencies can measure their activities and improve their impact. This webinar features David Voth of Crime Victim Services, a local full service agency, who will share his experience and insights in identifying and using specific outcomes and indicators to help connect staff efforts with survivor results. Nicole Geller of Social Solutions will address what technological supports exist today to help providers measure those program efforts and improve participant outcomes.