Collaborating to Advance Survivors’ Voices and Rights in Criminal Justice, Winter 2022

Crime victims who interact with criminal justice may find the experience empowering and an aid in their healing journey, or they may experience re-victimization and new traumas from the interaction. What explains the difference in outcome? Survivor empowerment. When survivors are empowered with knowledge of their rights and have the ability to activate them they will have better personal outcomes. Integral to empowering survivors are front-line advocates – system-based and community-based – working together to support victims. This four-week, 10 hour course will teach the fundamentals of advocate collaboration necessary to meaningfully protect survivors’ rights and enhance survivor agency. The course is designed for community- and system-based advocates who serve survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking and dating violence as they interact with criminal justice. The training includes synchronous and asynchronous elements that will teach substantive content and allow time to practice the skills necessary to put knowledge into action. Join this first cohort and become a part of the solution! Topics include:  Confidentiality; Privilege; Privacy; Crime Victims’ Rights; Trauma-Informed Communication; Communications Across Disciplines; and Strategic Collaboration. The Course will be 100% virtual. This interactive online format allows increased accessibility to this deep knowledge and skills training. During this four-week training there will be synchronous and asynchronous elements, meaning you will do some work at your own pace and then come together with your peers for live sessions to continue learning and share your efforts. Live online sessions are scheduled for four consecutive Thursdays at 2:00-4:00PM Eastern / 11:00-1:00PM Pacific on the following...