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2020 National Training Institute

The National Training Institute, held each year by the National Center for Victims of Crime, is a multidisciplinary conference highlighting innovative work in victim services, justice, and public safety.  This year's conference will take place completely remotely from November 11-13, 2020. Attendees will receive a USB in the mail containing recordings of all NTI workshop […]

Why Comply? Exploring Vulnerability to Scams

Presented by Professor Marti DeLiema | Assistant Research Professor at the University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work Professor DeLiema is an interdisciplinary gerontologist, driven to understanding how our society can cultivate long, healthy, and fulfilling lives for all citizens. She uses both quantitative and qualitative research to study financial victimization using focus groups, in-depth […]

Family Financial Exploitation: What Research Tells us About the Role and Experiences of Concerned Family Members

Presented by Professor Marlene Stum | Professor of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development Professor Stum is a long-time contributor and collaborator with the Minnesota Elder Justice and Center Partners, whose work focuses on the complex and challenging dynamics of family relationships – particularly involving adult children […]

Advancing Understanding, and Informing Prevention of Public Mass Shootings: Findings from NIJ Funded Studies, Part 1

"This webinar is the first in a two part series summarizing the newest findings of one of the NIJ-funded research projects, titled “The Nature, Trends, Correlates, and Prevention of Mass Public Shootings in America, 1976-2018.” The panel of renowned experts will discuss the nature and contagion of mass public shootings and discuss what to anticipate […]

Advancing Understanding, and Informing Prevention of Public Mass Shootings: Findings from NIJ Funded Studies, Part 2

"In recent years, invested in several research projects to advance understanding and inform prevention of public mass shootings. This second webinar in a two part webinar series on mass shootings will bring together a panel of renowned subject matter experts who will speak about characteristics of mass shootings over past decades, the psycho-social background of […]

Virtual Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Trauma and Resilience

The EVAWI annual conferences focus on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking and elder abuse. They consistently bring together law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, health care professionals, faith community members, educators, researchers and others in this three-day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues to […]

Evidence is Power Webinar

Community-based agencies receive growing pressure to implement “evidence-based programs.” That is, programs that have been studied and deemed “effective” by researchers. But what is considered evidence? And how can community-based agencies build their own evidence of what works in their communities? This webinar will examine these questions and explore the many opportunities and challenges that […]

Formative Evaluation of VictimConnect: Preparing for Rigorous Evaluation of a National Resource Center

This webinar will present findings from the Urban Institute’s formative evaluation of the technology-based VictimConnect Resource Center, funded by the National Institute of Justice and conducted in collaboration with the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC). VictimConnect is a nationwide helpline that seeks to increase access to services and reach underserved victims of crime […]

NIJ Webinar – Delinquency, Victimization, and the Developing Brain: Results from the ABCD-Social Development Study

The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development – Social Development Study (ABCD-SD) is a longitudinal study on the relationship between the developing brain and delinquency and victimization. Supplementing ABCD brain and cognitive development measures, ABCD-SD protocol measures a wide array of delinquency- and victimization-related risks, protective factors and outcomes. These presentations will describe early adolescent findings from […]

Legal Services for Victims of Crime: A Model for Program Design and Evaluation 

Crime victim legal services are an important form of victim assistance, and evaluation research is needed to help guide their implementation. Before evaluation can be conducted, however, a clear, unified conceptual framework and theory of change is needed that outlines what “success” looks like for victim legal services. This webinar aims to provide insight into […]

Racial and Gender Equity in Victim Services Symposium


Coalition for Victims of Child Abuse is hosting a one-day symposium. "The Racial and Gender Equity in Victim Services symposium aims to bring child and family service leaders together to discuss how racial and gender equity impact the services that our organizations provide to families. Participants will learn mechanisms of historical trauma and institutional racism […]