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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

  • Taking Action for Identity Theft Victims

    December 12, 2013 2:00 PM
    The webinar features two experts in the identity theft field. Merry O’Brien, Project Director, National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network Project, and Hazel Heckers, Victim Advocate, State of Colorado, will outline what identity theft is and provide steps to recovery from identity theft that focus on both the short and long-term approach, including case examples from the many years of experience of the presenters.



  • The Long Road to Justice: Victims' Rights and Untested Sexual Assault Kits

    December 11, 2013 2:00 PM
    Several communities have started large scale testing of previously untested (backlogged) sexual assault kits. Most of the victims, whose kits have sat untested for 10, 15 and even 20 years, never thought they would be contacted by law enforcement after so many years. Yet many victims are being contacted and their statutory crime victims’ rights are in place to help them. This webinar looks at the rights of crime victims within the context of processing sexual assault kits. We’ll look at how existing victims’ rights can apply, as well as new developments in victims’ rights specifically crafted with cold cases and sexual assault kits in mind.



  • An Introduction to "Taking Action: An Advocates Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud"

    November 14, 2013 2:00 PM
    More than 30 million Americans are victims of financial fraud every year. Now there is a groundbreaking tool to help victim advocates navigate the many resources available to aid victim recovery. This hour-long webinar will walk you through the accessible, victim-centered approaches at the heart of Taking Action: An Advocate’s Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud.



  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Illinois

    Location: Edelstein, IL
    November 13, 2013 9:00 AM




  • No More Harm: Untested Sexual Assault Kits and Communities of Color

    October 29, 2013 2:00 PM
    This webinar consists of an analytical and philosophical conversation addressing the needs of sexual assault survivors within communities of color. The webinar places this conversation in the context of the recent large scale testing in several communities of untested (backlogged) rape kits that have revealed a disproportionately high number of untested kits where the victim was a person of color. Based on their experiences nationally and in the Michigan 400 Project, Condencia Brade from Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault and Debi Cain from the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board discuss key issues that are intended to broaden the perspective of those who work with sexual assault survivors in communities of color. They address the unique challenges and provide strategies for working with survivors of color when reopening years or decades old sexual assault cases when evidence was only recently tested.



  • A Legislator and Survivor Speak

    October 15, 2013 2:00 PM
    Learn from a Nevada state legislator why she championed a bill to enable law enforcement to collect DNA from felony arrestees. Senator Debbie Smith (D-NV) will discuss overcoming barriers to passage, lessons learned along the way, and how collaborations contribute to best practices in policymaking. Hear from Jayann Sepich, mother, homicide survivor, and founder of DNAsaves.org, about the importance of DNA arrestee legislation. Both speakers will explain how passing state legislation that enables law enforcement to collect DNA from felony arrestees can prevent crime, solve cases, and provide protection to the innocent.



  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Maryland

    Location: Marriottsville, MD
    October 11, 2013 9:00 AM




  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Maryland

    Location: Washington, DC
    October 9, 2013 9:00 AM




  • New York State's DNA Databank: A Powerful Law Enforcement Tool

    July 30, 2013 2:00 PM
    Learn about New York State’s successful effort to expand its DNA Databank and maximize the power of DNA as a law enforcement tool. Hear Mike Green, executive deputy commissioner, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, discuss the State’s program to collect DNA from persons convicted of all misdemeanor crimes under the Penal Law (in addition to collecting for felonies). 

    Hear about how expanding the databank is a key part of New York’s efforts to make its criminal justice system as fair and accurate as possible and to ensure a system that protects the rights of all, whether the victim of a crime of accused of a crime.





  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Iowa

    Location: Des Moines, IA
    July 29, 2013 9:00 AM