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Expert Q&A: Considering a Facility Dog for Your Victim Service Program?

Date: June 29, 2022 Time: 2:00–3:15 p.m. ET

Given the positive effects on survivors, many victim service providers have added or are considering adding a professionally trained facility dog to their programs. During this session, experts will provide practical information about how you can incorporate a courthouse facility dog into your Child Advocacy Center, District Attorney’s Office, Family Courts, Tribal Courts, or other direct victim service programs. Learn how these highly trained facility dogs can work alongside victim service and law enforcement professionals to provide emotional support and positive interactions with children and other survivors. Discover the training required to become a facility dog handler and find accredited assistance dog organizations through Assistance Dogs International.

Expert Q&A: Environmental Crime Victim Assistance Program

Date: July 27, 2022 Time: 2:00–3:15 p.m. ET

Environmental crimes often involve injury or harm to human, pet, and wildlife health and the environment. These criminal violations may result in direct and proximate harm in the form of adverse health impacts or, in the most extreme cases, death. Organizations and businesses may also suffer economic harm due to violations of federal environmental laws and other associated crimes. This session will provide an overview of the Environmental Crime Victim Assistance Program and address the unique victim identification and rights issues associated with environmental crimes.

Expert Q&A: How To Deliver Training With Pizzazz

Date: August 31, 2022 Time: 2:00–3:15 p.m. ET

Many victim service providers deliver trainings as part of their job. In this session, we’ll provide tips on how to develop effective trainings and deliver them with energy and style, as well as strategies on how to design and deliver trainings that focus on communities of color. We’ll examine how you can create effective PowerPoint slides, engage participants, and increase your comfort when training others.

Expert Q&A: Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges of Collaborating Across Disciplines

Date: September 28, 2022 Time: 2:00–3:15 p.m. ET

For decades, collaboration across organizations and systems has been encouraged as an essential part of a community’s effective response to serving crime victims. These collaborations, however, have not come without challenges and unintended consequences. From their wide range of substantive and practical experiences working with diverse teams, including LGBTQ+ communities and communities of color, our facilitators will share strategies to navigate the obstacles that come with building effective collaborative partnerships. This session is an opportunity for advocates and other allies to explore the creation of meaningful cross-system priorities and leveraging blended and braided funding to support effective collaboration while leading with a community-responsive approach.