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    Register Now: Best Practices in Communicating with Survivors of Sex Trafficking

    Attend this free webinar on Mar 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST. About the webinar: Speaker: Asia Graves, a survivor of human trafficking and an anti-trafficking advocate, has dedicated her life to helping others understand the magnitude and implications of trafficking in the United States. From the ages 16 to 18, Asia was sold in cities all along the East Coast, including Boston, Atlanta, Miami and New York. After she escaped, Asia worked with the FBI to help indict members of the sex-trafficking...
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    Update: Cooperative Agreement: Post-conviction Victim Service Legal Issues

    See Questions and Answers below: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 for a project to examine gaps and opportunities related to collaboration between entities that provide victim services in a post-conviction setting. This work is targeted at legal professionals and related stakeholders and how they interact with each other and the criminal justice system as a whole to ensure that victim and survivors are afforded their legal...
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    National Reentry Week and Victims

    The impact of reentry on the victim services system is an untapped area of need in corrections and community supervision. In the past two years, NIC has presented workshops on Reentry - the Value of Victim Involvement at several national conferences. NIC also produced an internet broadcast on this topic which was very well received. The broadcast focused on the unique opportunities and challenges of including victims in the offender reentry prodess. By including victims, we can obtain more balanced...
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    Crime Victims Rights Week begins 4/10/16

    Every year in April, the Office for Victims of Crime helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) , which will be observed April 10–16, 2016. This year's theme—Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope.—underscores the importance of early intervention and victim services in establishing trust with victims, which in turn begins to restore their hope for healing and recovery. This year’s...
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    New in the Library - Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women

    From the National Institute of Justice, Victim and Victimization Research Division, the Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women, 1993-2014 , is updated annually to give researchers and support providers easier access to recent evidence-based findings. The Compendium includes an abstract of each grant research study with details on how to find further publications. Sections of the Compendium include topics such as: Justice & Related Systems - Victim Services; Definition & Measurement...
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    Recent Podcast Highlights Victims Services and Reentry

    Listen to this informative podcast, Crime Victims and Offender Reentry - National Institute of Corrections , from the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA). Aired on May 7, 2015, this radio show focuses on “promising programs throughout the country that are successfully integrating victims in the reentry process. The show also identifies resources and funding opportunities for jurisdictions wishing to improve victim services programming in their own areas.” Guests of...
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    New to the NIC Website: Post-Conviction Victim Service Providers Resources

    Recently added to the National Institute of Corrections website, you will find a new Projects page for Post-Conviction Victim Service Providers . This webpage focuses on victim services, specific to corrections, reentry, parole, and probation, that occur after an offender has been convicted, and it will provide resources and information for those working in this important, but rarely recognized, area of corrections. Also, a new addition to the NIC library and the Post-Conviction Victim Service Providers...
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