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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 […]

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Studies show that approximately 10% of adolescents report being the victim of physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner during the previous year. #TDVAM

The Briefings: A National School Safety Symposium

The Briefings: A National School Safety Symposium Practical measures presented by nationally recognized practitioners of school safety. Winter: February 4-5, 2021 | Summer: July 11-14, 2021 The Briefings is a nationally-recognized school safety symposium ideally suited for educators, school safety teams, first responders, emergency and risk managers, victim advocates, mental health professionals. Topics explored include […]


SHSU Research Presentation, UN Women

The Sam Houston State University Department of Victim Services presents a research workshop at the United Nations Commission on Women Virtual Event, The Victimization of Women and Girls. Free, registration is required.

The Evidence Hour: Housing Stress and Child Maltreatment

The Evidence Hour: Housing Stress and Child Maltreatment looks at the results of a recent systematic review of studies on this topic, revealing what we know about this connection and where more research is needed. This information is important to all who are working for systemic change to prevent family violence as well as those […]

Transforming the Way We Respond to Gender-Based Violence

April 2021 marks ten years since EVAWI first launched the Start by Believing campaign.  Over the past decade, 554 US communities have launched campaigns, seeking to improve the way we respond to sexual and domestic violence, and thousands of people have made the pledge to Start by Believing. Campaigns have been launched in approximately 23 […]


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

April 6-8, 2021 " annual conferences focus on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking and elder abuse. We 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 […]