Topic: Collaborating to Advance Survivor Voices and Rights in Criminal Justice
Hosted By: National Crime Victim Law Institue
Date/Time: September 20, 23, 27 and 30 4:00 AM - 6:00 AM ChST
Description: Crime victims who interact with criminal justice may find the experience empowering and an aid in their healing journey, or they may experience re- victimization and new traumas from the interaction. What explains the difference in outcome? Survivor empowerment. When survivors are empowered with knowledge of their rights and have the ability to activate them they will have better personal outcomes. Integral to empowering survivors are front-line advocates – system-based and community-based – working together to support victims. This two-week, 10 hour course will teach the fundamentals of advocate collaboration necessary to meaningfully protect survivors’ rights and enhance survivor agency. The course is designed for community- and system-based advocates who serve survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking and dating violence as they interact with criminal justice. The training includes synchronous and asynchronous elements that will teach substantive content and allow time to practice the skills necessary to put knowledge into action. Join this cohort and become a part of the solution!