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Drivers of Repeat Fraud Victimization and Why We Need to Change the Narrative
Scams and fraud are ongoing and rapidly escalating problems. Researchers and advocates have sought to understand the dynamics of financial fraud victimization, however, the drivers behind chronic, repeated fraud victimization have remained a mystery....

Trauma and Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities
Intergenerational and historical trauma have existed for hundreds of years within tribal communities. Understanding this history as well as the impact of complex trauma on survivors of human trafficking is critical to supporting their healing process...

The Dark Side of Substance Abuse Treatment
Survivors of childhood sexual abuse may turn to alcohol or other substances to relieve their emotional suffering or to “self-medicate.” Recent clinical studies also support what many working in the fields of substance abuse treatment and working ...

Victim Assistance to Support Tribes (VAST) Training and Technical Assistance
Victim Assistance to Support Tribes (VAST) provides Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) on a wide range of topics to support your work responding to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. We believe that TT...

Ask an Expert: Male Victims and Human Trafficking
Ensuring equity and inclusion of services for all individuals who experience human trafficking means addressing the needs of men and boys. On April 28, 2022, a panel of experts convened to discuss men and boys’ experiences with human trafficking. T...

Financial Fraud, Abuse, and Neglect: Serving Older Victims of Crime
Studies have estimated that 1 in 10 older adults have experienced some sort of abuse in the prior year. Experts fear that incidences of elder abuse, particularly financial exploitation, have only increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, s...

Challenges with Statute Of Limitations in Child Sex Abuse Cases
A statute of limitations(SOL) is a law passed by a legislative body to set the maximum time after an event that may initiate legal proceedings. In most cases, unless there is an exceptional circumstance, the SOL begins to run from the date of the occ...

The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Incarceration
Part 1: Domestic Violence and Services During Incarceration

Taking Action Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud
This presentation will identify strategies and provide resources to help professionals who are seasoned in supporting victims and those who will occupationally support someone experiencing fraud. Presenters will help identify steps for an action pla...

Pretrial Justice and Intimate Partner Violence: A National Portrait
As pretrial releases and bail reform become more commonplace across the country, systems are grappling with how best to ensure the safety of survivors in these cases. To better understand the scope of pretrial practices in intimate partner violence (...

Safeguarding our Children from Human Trafficking
Historical trauma and current risk factors make Indigenous people vulnerable to many forms of crime victimization, including labor and sex trafficking. Additionally, higher percentages of American Indian and Alaska Native children are living in pover...

Trauma-informed Strategies to Address Victim and Witnesses Intimidation and Retaliation
A deep understanding of victim and witness intimidation and retaliation is crucial in any agency’s violent crime reduction strategy. Across our country, jurisdictions seek training and technical assistance to inform their policies and approaches wh...

Strategies for Funding and Sustaining Your Anti-Trafficking Work
Securing funding for anti-trafficking work while maintaining daily operations can be a challenge. Victims of human trafficking require trauma-informed, holistic services. Join three experts as they share their experience and answer participant questi...

Ask an Expert: Supporting a survivor’s long-term well-being through community partnerships
One organization cannot meet all of the needs of a human trafficking victim. Establishing partnerships with local organizations is essential for both identifying potential victims and offering comprehensive services. Join a panel of experts as they s...

Violence: Financial Fraud and Financial Abuse
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and for many service providers and professionals, the connections that intimate partner violence and financial fraud and abuse have may not be apparent at first glance. However, according to the C...

Talking Circle: Starting a Human Trafficking Conversation in a Tribal Community
Education and awareness are vital to preventing and intervening in human trafficking. Initiating the initial discussion about human trafficking can be challenging but is pivotal in supporting victims. Join a panel of American Indians and Alaska Nati...

The Crossroads of Technology and Financial Fraud: A Conversation with the Experts Assisting Victims
This one-hour panel discussion hosted by NCVC and The FINRA Foundation brings together experts from FINRA, The SafetyNet Project at NNEDV, and The CyberCrime Support Network for an open conversation on how technology and financial fraud intersect, he...

Human Trafficking and Vulnerable Populations
While there is no defining characteristic of a human trafficking victim, traffickers often target victims’ vulnerabilities such as lack of social support networks, financial or housing insecurity, or language differences. Some of the most vulnerabl...

Innovative Domestic Violence Prosecution: Reforming Programs & Protocols to Create Meaningful Change
This webinar will provide an in-depth look at the innovative programs and protocols in Prince George’s County, Maryland related to domestic violence (DV) cases. The panelists will describe the DV high-risk/high-lethality screening protocol and dive...

Unveiling the NCVC Twin Reports
Watch as our Executive Director Renee Williams, gives an introduction to the unveiling of our Twin reports, which shares who we are, what we’ve done, and where we’re going.

NCVC Membership
Renee Williams, Executive Director for the National Center for Victims of Crime, discusses the benefits and impacts of membership. Become a member today! Visit https://victimsofcrime.org/membership/

Start, Sustain, or Grow: Using federal funding for victim services
June 16, 2021 Determining how to spend federal funds for victim services can seem overwhelming. Whether an organization is starting, sustaining, or growing a victim services program, a broad range of resources are available to assist them in support...

Building A Strong Human Trafficking Program
May 19, 2021 Creating a human trafficking program, whether from the ground up or in addition to existing services, requires a multi-tiered approach. Internal organizational structure must be developed or enhanced alongside external service networks ...

Human Trafficking Data: Using Local Data to Better Understand Trafficking in Your Community
March 31, 2021 Data is a valuable tool in reaching potential victims of human trafficking, recognizing patterns and tactics of perpetrators, identifying vulnerabilities in industry, and informing an organization’s policies, protocols, and partners...

Trauma-Informed Prosecutorial Strategies
The Project Safe Neighborhood Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) team will host a webinar focused on trauma-informed prosecutorial strategies in domestic violence (DV) cases. This training will be led by the National Center for Victims of Crime.

Procedural Justice and Trauma-Informed Investigations Part 2
The PSN TTA team will host a training focused on procedural justice and trauma-informed investigations. This training will be led by the National Center for Victims of Crime. Procedural Justice is a strategy used by people in positions of authority ...

Procedural Justice and Trauma-Informed Investigations Part 1
The PSN TTA team will host a training focused on procedural justice and trauma-informed investigations. This training will be led by the National Center for Victims of Crime. Procedural Justice is a strategy used by people in positions of authority ...

Understanding Chronic Fraud Victimization
Financial scams and fraud are an ongoing and rapidly escalating problem. Researchers and advocates have sought to understand the dynamics of financial fraud victimization, however, the drivers behind chronic, repeated fraud victimization have remaine...

Northern District of Ohio, Project Safe Neighborhood Training: Trauma Informed Practices
The PSN Training and Technical Training team will host a training focused on delivering a compassionate and trauma-informed death notification to the next of kin. This training will be led by the National Center for Victims of Crime.

L.A Town Hall Series: The Building Bridges Project
Learn and ask questions about NCVC’s newest program: The Building Bridges Project. The Building Bridges project is a partnership between NCVC, community organizations, first responders and four branches of the Southern California NAACP. Building Br...

Northern District of Ohio, Project Safe Neighborhoods Training: Trauma Informed Practices
Project Safe Neighborhoods Training and Technical Assistance team will host an online training focused on understanding the importance of trauma-informed policing and vicarious trauma, and also bringing awareness to self-care and resiliency. This tra...

Webinar: Introducing the Building Bridges Project
From Thursday, April 22. A lunch and learn about the Building Bridges Project. Attendees learned about the project’s Los Angeles pilot program, as well as our partnership with The NAACP. This webinar discussed the necessity of this project, its cen...

Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center: Ask an Expert
Addressing the Housing Need: Sustaining critical services for victims of human trafficking during a remote environment February 24, 2021

Building Bridges Project: Statistics
The National Center for Victims of Crime is partnering with four branches of the Los Angeles NAACP to make victim services culturally relevant and trauma informed through the Building Bridges Project. The following statistics explain why we need the...

Building Bridges Project: Introduction
The National Center for Victims of Crime is partnering with four branches of the Los Angeles NAACP to make victim services culturally relevant and trauma informed through the Building Bridges Project.

Funding Healing: Securing federal funds to support victims of crime in their healing journey
Victims of crime require a broad range of services and resources to heal, become self-sufficient, and thrive. The federal Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has funding available this year to support federally recognized Indian tribes interested in de...

An Overview of the Paycheck Protection Program
This webinar focuses on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that may be available to your organization during COVID-19.

Talking Circle: Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities
Human trafficking impacts tribal people more than most of us realize with traffickers preying on vulnerabilities such as jurisdiction, prosecution, and limited resources. During this conversation, listen to tribe’s experiences with human traffickin...

Panel Discussion on Police Abuse and Harassments
The National Center for Victims of Crimes produced this podcast episode to discuss police abuse and harassment from a victim-centered perspective. In this episode, our executive director, Renee Williams, hosts a panel discussion with relevant experts...

Ask an Expert Series: Applying for Your First Federal Grant
While the federal grant application process may seem overwhelming, three national experts will divide the steps into manageable actions, offering their insight and answering participant questions during this hour-long session. Discussion topics will ...

Labor Trafficking 101: Learning the Basics
A panel of experts share information about potential indicators of labor trafficking, vulnerable industries, and a broad range of resources available to help organizations and tribes start, sustain, or grow their support services for victims of labor...

Social Distancing and Financial Exploitation: the Impact on Older Adults
Today, social distancing is an important component of public health. However, the isolation that results has important implications for financial decision making, fraud vulnerability, and cognition among older adults. This panel discusses emerging re...

Implementing a Victim-centered, Trauma-informed Program for Survivors of Human Trafficking
Three national experts share their insight and answer participant questions during this hour-long session on applying and enhancing policies and procedures centered on survivor safety, trust, choice, collaboration, and empowerment. This no-cost webin...

Tribal Resource Tool, the Journey to serve and to Expand Services to AI/AN Crime Victims Part 2
This series provides a detailed overview of the Tribal Resource Tool. Presenters discuss the historical context of input from original stakeholders, the actual development, and the challenges and successes of populating the tool. The value and import...

Tribal Resource Tool, the Journey to serve and to Expand Services to AI/AN Crime Victims Part 1
This series provides a detailed overview of the Tribal Resource Tool. Presenters discuss the historical context of input from original stakeholders, the actual development, and the challenges and successes of populating the tool. The value and import...

Parking in the Red Zone: Understanding Violent Crimes in Parking Lots
The Department of Justice’s tallies that more than 7% of all non-murder, violent victimizations occur in parking lots. Though that calculation does not include murders, the Parking in the Red Zone webinar steps though some of the most important vio...

Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center Webinar
Are you trying to start, sustain, or grow your anti-trafficking work? This webinar by the Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center discusses free coaching services and a new group being established to discuss funding strategies. Funded by the Off...

Telling the Whole Story: How Collecting Metrics Demonstrates Impact
The Cybercrime Support Network’s (CSN) mission is to improve the plight of Americans facing the ever-growing impact of cybercrime by bringing together national partners to support cybercrime victims. This webinar discusses the importance of collect...

Having Critical Conversations Through a Diverse Lens
Presenter: Dr.DaNine Fleming Marginalized populations experience many types of victimization within the United States and are often among the most victimized groups in the nation. Victims of crime are at risk for experiencing a range of mental healt...

Spiritual Sensitivity in Homicide Cases
Presenters: Janice Harris Lord, Dina Malki, Cantor Sheri Allen Spirituality often comes up following homicides, even among those who claim no religious affiliation. Victim advocates are challenged to respond with compassion and, at the same time, sta...

Trauma Informed Victim and Witness Interviewing for the Justice System
Presenter: Det. Justin Boardman The effects of trauma can have a serious impact on victim and witness behavior during an interview. It is critical for interviewers to be familiar with the signs of trauma and to approach their interview in a way that...

Restorative Retelling Overview and Practical Application with Co Victims of Homicide
Presenter: Dr. Ted Rynearson and Connie Saindon Violent death causes specific grief for a victim’s family and loved ones. Restorative Retelling is a therapeutic group treatment strategy centered on the unique perspective of people experiencing the...

Traumatic Grief Responses through the Lens of Death Notification
Presenter: Michelle Palmer This webinar is intended to give participants a better understanding of traumatic grief and the many different ways it's expressed. Death notification will be used as a framework for this training and real life examples of...

Strange Fruit The Sociocultural Embodiment of Homicide Violence
Presenter: Dr. Tanya Sharpe From calls for police accountability in the deaths of unarmed Black men and women, to the continued rise of gun violence in our city streets, homicide violence and its disproportionate impact on Black surviving family mem...

Civil Justice for Victims of Homicide Webinar
Presenter: Laura Cook Webinar Overview: Civil Justice for Victims of Homicide provides an overview of civil remedies available to victims, and the advocate’s role in directing victims to appropriate resources. The training will explore how victims...

Restitution in Homicide A Crime Victim’s Right to Prompt Restitution Webinar
Presenter: Randall Udelman, Esq., Victim Rights Attorney, Arizona Crime Victim Rights Law Group; Dan Levey, Victim Advocate and Program Administrator, Arizona Crime Victim Rights Law Group As a victim of crime, one learns that justice is not always...

Under Pressure and Finding the Release Valve
Presenter: Michelle Palmer This webinar is specifically designed for law enforcement and other professionals working in the field of victim services. It will explore the impact of vicarious trauma and the importance of building strategies that help...

The 2020 NATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE WILL BE COMPLETELY VIRTUAL!
The health and safety of our attendees, presenters, and staff are our priority, and it is for this reason that we made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person conference. All sessions will be offered virtually. We are excited to present an all...

Multidisciplinary Responses to Complex Homicide Cases
Over the past few years, the National Center has been working as a training and technical assistance provider for the Multidisciplinary Responses to Families and Communities in Complex Homicide Cases (Complex Homicide) project. This webinar walks you...

Tell it your way How to prepare and empower survivors to talk or not talk to the media
Presenter: Rachel Dissell Webinar Overview: How to prepare and empower survivors to talk (or not talk) to the media.

Community Healing: Trauma-Informed Witness Response in Homicide Cases
Presenter: Jane Anderson, Christina Supinski Webinar Overview Acts of homicide create shockwaves of trauma and fear that reverberate through the families of victims and their communities. In the wake of these devastating crimes, it is often difficu...

Victim Services During the Pandemic: Experiences of Grief and Loss
In this webinar, our presenters explore the myriad losses and grief associated with this ongoing pandemic. Recognizing the spectrum of loss for those of us who are victim services providers and those we serve, we will explore the range of losses, sma...

The National Center presents our first virtual NTI conference
This year, the National Center's National Training Institute is going to look a little different. While we are still hopeful to see you in Atlanta this November, we have also added a virtual component to the 2020 NTI conference. Join Renee Williams, ...

Part Four: Treatment Within the Criminal Justice System
Please join the National Center for Victims of Crime for a four-part video series focused on the link between childhood trauma and later involvement with the justice system. This video is the fourth and final segment in our four-part series. Each vid...

Part Three: Involvement in the Criminal Justice System
Please join the National Center for Victims of Crime for a four-part video series focused on the link between childhood trauma and later involvement with the justice system. This video is the third segment in our four-part series. Each video segment ...

Part 2: The Developmental Effects of Victimization and Trauma
Please join the National Center for Victims of Crime for a four-part video series focused on the link between childhood trauma and later involvement with the justice system. This video is the second segment in our four-part series. Each video segment...

Identity Theft and Fraud Concerns for Businesses
This session will provide on overview of business identity theft and its ramifications. Attendees will learn how to report and correct business identity theft and about the model approach designed by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and Colorado ...

Part 1: What Makes Victimization Traumatic
Please join the National Center for Victims of Crime for a four-part video series focused on the link between childhood trauma and later involvement with the justice system. This video is the first segment in our four-part series. Each video segment...

Introduction: Connecting Victimization and Incarceration Video Series
Please join the National Center for Victims of Crime for a four-part video series focused on the link between childhood trauma and later involvement with the justice system. This video introduces and explains the purpose of the video series in more d...

raumatic Grief Responses Through the Lens of Death Notification
This webinar is intended to give participants a better understanding of traumatic grief and the many different ways it's expressed. Death notification is used as a framework for this training and real life examples of death notifications made by the ...

Fighting Fraud through Helplines
Many resources exist to assist victims of fraud, financial exploitation, identity theft, and other prevalent financial crimes. Some of these resources include helplines that support those who have experienced financial crime victimization. This webin...

The Changing Face of Victim Services in Indian Country
Unfortunately, no segment of society is immune to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Tribal victim service providers are no exception. This webinar provides an overview of how COVID-19 impacts the accessibility and delivery of victim services in...

Domestic Violence Issues and Concerns During COVID-19
The risk of domestic violence has increased significantly as a direct result of COVID-19. Consequences include isolation, limited court access, changes in law enforcement procedures, less access to services and resources such as protection orders an...

Intersection Between Domestic Violence/Child Sexual Abuse and COVID-19
This webinar provides an overview of how COVID-19 impacts domestic violence and child sexual abuse victims. It also shares strategies advocates can use to assist victims of domestic violence during the pandemic. The webinaris presented by Tamara Chap...

Coronavirus Scams: How Advocates Can Help
Scammers have a tendency to capitalize on current events to perpetrate fraud; the COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. Bad actors are preying on public fear surrounding the Coronavirus and creating scams to defraud victims into sending money and sharin...

CARES Act: What You Need to Know
This webinar focuses specifically on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act), which was passed by Congress on March 27. This legislation provides an economic relief plan for individuals and businesses, including nonprof...

Meeting Match Requirements During COVID-19 Pandemic
How will you meet the federal match requirements in this unprecedented time where volunteers can’t report to volunteering sites and victims can’t always be offered services face-to-face? A panel of experts with the Office for Victims of Crime Hum...

Crime Victims Community in Covid-19
In an effort to continue providing services for victims and their advocates, the National Center for Victims of Crime has created a Crime Victims Community in COVID-19 (CVCC) group. CVCC hosts biweekly webinars. This is the first webinar of the serie...

The Road Less Traveled A Path to Civil Justice for Victims of Crime
Crime victims face many obstacles accessing justice and rebuilding their lives. The civil justice system offers victims another opportunity to obtain justice. However, this opportunity is often missed because victims and service providers are unprepa...

Trauma-Informed Police Interview and Investigation Techniques to Improve Case Outcomes
A deep understanding of trauma and its relationship to victimization is crucial to any law enforcement agency’s violent crime reduction strategy. Across the US, jurisdictions are recognizing this and seeking training and technical assistance (TTA)...

Fighting Identity Theft: How Building Coalitions Can Help
Presenter: Sarah Goelz, Grants & Coalition Program Manager Identity theft is a pervasive problem that affects millions of consumers every year. Loss estimates vary, and some assessments indicate that over $1 billion is stolen from victims each year...

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