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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
Focusing on the important role of financial institutions in elder financial abuse recovery, this webinar would draw on speakers from Wells Fargo and FINRA to provide clear directions and action steps for financial institution employees to recognize, report, and assist in the recovery of elder financial exploitation. This would pay particular attention to proper reporting and victim-centered practices and mandatory reporting.
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Clayton Gerber, Postal Inspector, and Kate Lawrence will share prevention and outreach resources, enforcement options, and provide important information on how consumers can respond to fraud in the mail, with a particular emphasis on lottery fraud.
Prevention that works
Resources for "When Fraud is Stamped"
A Trauma Informed Approach to Juvenile Justice, presented by Latera Davis, Victim Services Director at the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.
September 10, 2014 2:00 PM
The Financial Crime Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation present the webinar Advanced Identity Theft Responses, to provide experienced advocates with advanced techniques for working with identity theft.