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Advocating for Immigrant Victims of Crime

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  • February 14, 2015 at 6:45 pm

The protections outlined in the Violence Against Women’s Act and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act were created to remove obstacles immigrants face in leaving abusers and to strengthen the ability of law enforcement to investigate criminal activity while providing immigration status options for undocumented survivors. This training will provide you with the tools you need […]

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Strangulation

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  • February 14, 2015 at 6:43 pm

This training will provide an overview of identifying a strangulation case. The mechanics of strangulation will be discussed, as well as subjective and objective symptoms of strangulation. The presentation will further discuss how a law enforcement officer, advocate, case worker, therapist, investigator, paralegal, county attorney, or prosecuting attorney should respond to a strangulation case. A […]

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Victim Advocacy on College Campuses: Why it’s Different

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  • February 14, 2015 at 6:27 pm

College campuses encounter a unique legal and policy environment that impacts how victim advocates can function, and how victim advocates can interact with other professionals on campus. We will discuss the campus-specific laws and policies, mandatory reporting on campuses, and the importance of confidential advocacy. This presentation will provide context for campus professionals, and will […]

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Raped and pregnant, what victim advocates need to know about the law

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  • February 14, 2015 at 6:26 pm

In the past two years, Colorado law has changed to give sexual assault victims who become pregnant new legal options to protect them and their children. These victims face unique challenges navigating both criminal and civil laws.   This presentation will discuss key legislative changes as well as examine various ways to help ensure the victim […]

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New protections for LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence

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  • February 14, 2015 at 6:24 pm

As a result of multi-year advocacy from LGBTQ communities, recent laws and policies now grant unprecedented rights and protections to LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. It’s important for all of us to know what rights survivors have to safety and support. This workshop will cover the basics of these new protections, and […]

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Prosecuting Domestic Violence Sexual Assaults: How Collaboration Between Prosecution, Victim Advocates, Community Agencies and Law Enforcement Will Ensure Best Results For Victims

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  • February 14, 2015 at 6:12 pm

Prosecuting domestic violence sexual assaults can be particularly difficult. Not only are there the common myths about how a survivor should act in the wake of sexual assault, the misconceptions are compounded when the assault occurs in the context of an intimate relationship. Complex family dynamics and prior DV abuse often add to the complexity […]

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Offenders and the Criminal Justice System

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  • February 14, 2015 at 9:16 am

Providing understanding of the policies, laws, procedures, and governing boards that oversee sex offenders. This workshop will delve into the workings of the Sex Offender Management Board, the conviction and treatment process, the behaviors and characteristics of both juvenile and adult offenders, and the crossover with domestic violence and policies that govern those working with […]

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Victim, Parent, Protector: Domestic Violence Victims and the Three Worlds of Civil Legal Services

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  • February 14, 2015 at 9:14 am

Domestic violence victims may enter the civil legal system through protection order court, domestic relations court or juvenile court. Each “world” makes different demands of victims. Protection order court requires proof of danger, domestic relations court sees two parents who should cooperate to raise their children, and juvenile court holds her responsible for her child’s […]

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