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Advocating for Military Victims

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Upcoming Events

August 6, 2020 – “Litigating for Victims and Federal Case Updates” for the 8th SVC-Child and Domestic Violence Victim Course

This Training for the Army will discuss the latest issues in litigating victims’ rights in military and civilian justice systems.

August 19, 2020 – “Strategic Litigation of Victims’ Rights” for the Navy’s Annual VLC Symposium

This Training for the Navy will discuss strategies for effectively protecting victims’ rights today and well into the future.

August 19, 2020 – “Outreach, Advocacy and Innovative Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) Planning for Military-Civilian Communities During COVID-19” for the Military Members & Families Project

This Brown Bag––hosted by NCVLI and NOVA and facilitated by Ivonne Oritz (Training Institute Manager for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)) and Cailin Crockett (Leads prevention policy for the Office of the Secretary of Defense Family Advocacy Program) will discuss planning for military-civilian communities during COVID-19.

September 15, 2020 – “Identifying and Responding to Stalking” for the Military Members & Families Project

This Training––presented by Jennifer Landhuis, Director of the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC), an AEquitas initiative––will discuss how to identify and respond to survivors of stalking.

September 24, 2020 – “Using Technology to Increase Access to Protective Orders for Military-Connected Survivors” for the Military Members & Families Project

This Training––presented by Stephanie Satkowiak, Domestic Violence Specialist in North Carolina’s Judicial Branch––will discuss leveraging technology to access protective orders.

October 6, 2020-October 8, 2020 – Virtual Regional Training for the Military Members & Families Project

This three-day Training––presented by NCVLI and NOVA and hosted by YWCA of Hampton Bays––is open to civilian-military criminal justice professionals and victim advocates in the Hampton Bays, Virginia area. If you are interested in attending, please contact Angela Duhon at AngelaDuhon@trynova.org.

November 12, 2020 – “Part I Responding to Domestic Violence in the Military: What Civilian Victim Advocates Need to Know” for the Military Members & Families Project

This Training––presented by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), Office of the Secretary of Defense Family Advocacy Program (OSD FAP) and NOVA––for state and territorial domestic violence coalitions will be part I of a III part series, discussing what civilian victim advocates need to know to support military victims of domestic violence.

November 19, 2020 – “Part II Responding to Domestic Violence in the Military: What Civilian Victim Advocates Need to Know” for the Military Members & Families Project

This Training––presented by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), Family Advocacy Program (FAP) and NOVA––for state and territorial domestic violence coalitions will be part II of a III part series, discussing what civilian victim advocates need to know to support military victims of domestic violence.

December 3, 2020 – “Part III Responding to Domestic Violence in the Military: What Civilian Victim Advocates Need to Know” for the Military Members & Families Project

This Training––presented by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), Family Advocacy Program (FAP) and NOVA––for state and territorial domestic violence coalitions will be part III of a III part series, discussing what civilian victim advocates need to know to support military victims of domestic violence.

December 15, 2020 – Brown Bag/Lunch & Learn for the Military Members & Families Project

Please check back for additional information on this Brown Bag/Lunch & Learn.

Please check back regularly for event updates.

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Recent Past Events

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 – “Building Blocks of Effective Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, Stalking and Dating Violence” for the Military Members & Families Project

The Military Members & Families Project hosted its first technology assisted training on Building Blocks of Effective Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, Stalking and Dating Violence. The training provided a foundation for advocates and lawyers to build collaborative partnerships to support military victims navigating the military and civilian justice systems. The presenters discussed legal definitions that can impact victims’ access to rights and services; how definitions vary across justice systems and jurisdictions; and the value of cross-collaboration.

May 7, 2020 – Brown Bag/Lunch & Learn for the Military Members & Families Project

This Brown Bag, held for for OVW grantees, subgrantees and related service partners, discussed training and technical assistance needed to build and strengthen military-civilian cross collaboration and overall support of military victims.

April 17, 2020 – Brown Bag/Lunch & Learn for the Military Members & Families Project

This Brown Bag, held for for OVW grantees, subgrantees and related service partners, discussed training and technical assistance needed to build and strengthen military-civilian cross collaboration and overall support of military victims.

This work is funded in part by an award to NCVLI under a subgrant from the National Organization of Victim Assistance (NOVA) pursuant to Grant No. 2019-TA-AX-K019 awarded to NOVA by the Office on Violence Against Women. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the U.S. Department of Justice or NOVA.