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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

  • 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

  • Developing a Welfare Response to Child Trafficking Webinar

    July 25, 2013 2:00 PM
    Mr. Rivera serves as co-leader of the Human Anti-Trafficking Response Team at the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. Since 2008 he has spearheaded efforts to build their response to human trafficking of children. In this webinar, he will discuss some of the issues, challenges, and lessons they have overcome. He will also address the importance of developing partnerships with law enforcement and service providers to help ensure that victims are not re-victimized.  



    William Rivera, Director of Multicultural Affairs and Immigration Practice at the Academy for Families, Workforce, Knowledge and Development in the Connecticut Department of Children and Families

  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in New Mexico Training Seminar

    Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
    May 29, 2013 9:00 AM
    Wednesday, May 29, 2013 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM UMN School of Law Room 2401 1117 Stanford NE Albuquerque, NM 87131

  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Nashville Training

    Location: Nashville, Tennessee
    May 9, 2013 9:00 AM
    Thursday, May 9, 2013 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Nashville Police Department West Precinct Community Room 5500 Charlotte Pike Nashville, TN 37209

  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime Training Seminar

    Location: Phoenix, Arizona
    April 24, 2013 9:00 AM
    Wednesday, April 24, 2013 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM The Nina Mason Pulliam Conference Center 5025 E. Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85053 Register Here: https://www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx?EID=PHOE24E Presenters: Jeff Dion, Esq. Stan Marks, Esq. Robert Pastor, Esq. Sara Powell, Esq

  • Sexual Assault Cold Case Survivors and the Neurobiology of Trauma

    April 23, 2013 1:00 PM
    WHEN: April 23, 2013 WHAT TIME: 1PM EST Free Webinar: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NeuroBio2 Hear from one of our country’s foremost researchers on violence against women about the neurobiology of trauma and sexual assault cold case survivors. Dr. Campbell will explain how the brain responds to trauma and the impact of trauma on victim participation in the criminal justice system. In particular, participants will gain an understanding of the way trauma affects victim participation in cases that are “reactivated” after many years have passed. Learn how trauma affects a victim’s reaction to the crime and the ability to remember details of the assault.