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Realizing the Vision for the Future of Victim Services: Translation, Data Dissemination, and Bridging the Divide

Date: September 8, 2016Length: 1 hour

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This session highlights the efforts being made by OVC and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to improve the use, dissemination, and translation of research data to close the gap between research, policy, and practice. The workshop includes an analysis of groundbreaking efforts from the BJS to enhance existing data that often go underutilized, and addresses how efforts to bridge the divide have already shed critical light on the lack of victim services in key settings.

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Supporting Young Male Survivors of Violence

Date: August 25, 2016Length: 1.5 hours

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The aim of this session was to highlight three community and hospital-based violence interventions; Caught in the Crossfire, Healing Hurt People, and Make It Happen. These three programs are designed to lessen the traumatic impact experienced by young male survivors of violence, and to stop the cycle of retaliation.

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Assisting Original Crime Victims and Survivors in Wrongful Conviction Cases

Date: July 25, 2016Length: 1 hour

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The aim of this session is to raise awareness among prosecutor-based staff and other victim advocates and allied professionals to more effectively assist survivors during exoneration processes. Two original victims who faced post-conviction exonerations share their personal and very compelling stories, followed by Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney, who provides recommendations from a prosecutor's perspective on ways to improve the experiences of victims facing an exoneration. The Healing Justice Project concludes with a summary of general recommended practices to improve the experiences of original victims.

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Inspiring Action To Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls

Date: July 13, 2016Length: 1 hour

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This session reviews key research findings and introduces the Move to End Violence Research Into Action Guide, a set of practical recommendations to use when working to inspire people to take action to end violence against girls and women. It concludes with some real-life examples from Futures Without Violence, about how they have successfully implemented the recommendations put forth in the Research Into Action Guide.

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