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Colorado Advocacy in Action » Training and Education to End Domestic and Sexual Violence » Category » June 17 9:00am-10:15am

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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What Do We Need to Know about Survivors with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) to Best Serve Them?

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  • February 14, 2015 at 6:40 pm

The incidence and prevalence of perpetration of crimes against people with I/DD is staggering: nearly 83% of women with developmental disabilities will be sexually assaulted, more than half of them 10 or more times. This training offers tips for identifying and communicating with survivors with I/DD as well as information about the government-funded system designed […]

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Working Together for Victims: Building Effective Partnerships between Community and System-Based Victim Advocates

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  • February 14, 2015 at 6:29 pm

When working in rural communities, creating strong multi-disciplinary partnerships is essential to ensuring victims’ access to resources. By understanding the different roles system and community-based advocates each play and respecting each other’s limitations, strong partnerships between the two often times adversarial parties can be constructed. This workshop will explore how community and system-based advocates can […]

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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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