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Wisconsin Serving Victims of Crime Conference

Aug 16-18, 2017 | Wisconsin Dells, WI | Conference


Attend this unique conference to gain the latest knowledge and skills you need to serve victims of crime. Learn about innovative victim assistance programs and gain resources for enhancing the services you provide using a multidisciplinary approach. Choose from a wide variety of workshops conducted by knowledgeable experts addressing some of today’s most critical topics and issues facing victims of crime and service providers.

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About

The WSVC conference will provide you with multi-disciplinary approaches to creating or improving innovative victim assistance program and resources. At last year's conference, more than 200 victim service providers, advocates, law enforcement, and corrections were in attendance. Topics at this year's conference include: cultural awareness, elder abuse, working on trauma scenes with law enforcement, violence and mental health, and starting your own domestic violence intervention program.

What's In It For You

Upon completion of this conference, you will be able to: * leverage the latest knowledge and advanced skills to serve victims of crime more effectively * improve outcomes of and responses to victims of crime * employ effective and advanced approaches and strategies to servicing crime victims * develop new strategies for assisting crime victims to integrate their voices through the justice system

Is this training for you?

The following would benefit from this training:
• Community Member
• Correctional Officer
• Educator
• Law Enforcement
• Prosecutors
• Social Workers
• Victim Service Providers

About the Venue

[Chula Vista Resort](chulavistaresort.com) 2501 River Road, PO Box 31 Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 (608)254-2797

Lodging Options

[Chula Vista Resort](chulavistaresort.com) 4031 River Road, PO Box 30 Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 Hotel: (608)254-2797 Reservations: (877)568-0709 Conference Booking ID#: F52251 Single room: $82/night Double room: $169/night The room block is expected to fill quickly so we encourage you to book lodging early. If you are applying for financial assistance, please make your own lodging arrangements. Should financial assistance becoming available, billing can be adjusted later.

Pre Training Detail

Grants Management to Promote Program Stability | August 15, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:30 am | $25.00 Click [here](http://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/training/details/TR00004650/TRI0004665/pre-conference-training) for more information. Gain skills and techniques needed for successful planning and grant application building. Receive tips and tools for effective grant coordination from inception through sustainment.

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Wisconsin Serving Victims of Crime Conference

Aug 16-18, 2017 | Wisconsin Dells, WI



Aug 16, 2017


Time
Session

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Conference Registration and Check In


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Conference Opening and Welcome Remarks

Speaker:
Jo Winston - Associate, National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Healing Through the Eyes of Trauma
The effects of trauma are impactful and long lasting. The rippling of it, can be not only overwhelming, but also disheartening. Lori was kidnapped at 3 years old and placed in an outhouse pit for three and a half days. As a therapist and someone who has personally overcome trauma, sexual assault, ongoing sexual abuse and the long-term effects of these, Lori uses an uplifting approach to share her experience of transcending life and paying it forward by sharing with others. It can be easy to become callous, hard, cold, and shut down when continuously faced with the hardship of trauma, yet, with a little light, the view can change. Lori’s message empowers us to move past the anguish and let go of the hurt to find inner peace and connection. In her talk, Lori excites her audience to believe in their work, their voice and the impact they have not only on those initially around, also, how the ripple effect of trauma can empower long-lasting change and growth in a positive way. Lori moves
Speaker:
Lori Jackson, MA, LPC, RRT - Mental Health Therapist, Denver Counseling Options

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Break


11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Workshop #1A: Cultural awareness and sensitivity
In a diverse society, it has become imperative to maintain a well-trained staff to competently address the needs of a diverse population. Law Enforcement, Social Service agencies, Hospitals, Community Based Organizations, etc., have to be able to affectively serve victims of crime. This workshop will look at how biases, stereotypes, and media can affect how services are rendered. It will also look at differences in cultural engagement and how similarities can serve as a common denominator in bridging the gap. Lastly, it will focus on strategies that foster understanding, inclusivity & empower service providers to provide a high level of sensitivity to victims of crime.
Speaker:
Jermaine Belcher - Professional Development & Consulting, Above the Starz, LLC

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Workshop #1B: Elder Abuse 101
Examine real life case examples from the Elder Rights Project to educate on the many facets of elder abuse, including financial exploitation, emotional abuse, treatment without consent, and others. Review the warning signs of elder abuse and its prevalence in Wisconsin. The session will conclude with a description of the Elder Rights Project, a state-wide free legal resource that provides a broad range of services to elder abuse victims, and inform attendees on how to make referrals to the Elder Rights Project attorneys and advocates in their service area.
Speaker:
Nicole Zimmer - Elder Rights Project Director, Legal Action of Wisconsin

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Workshop #1C: Trauma Responsive Services (Equine Therapy)
Discuss and define equine therapy and the benefits to trauma responsive services. Through the work of Mahala’s Hope, learn how equine therapy transforms lives through nature-based healing programs of recovery. Mahala’s Hope offers trauma informed services in which every individual is met with understanding, respect, and responsiveness regardless of their situation or circumstance. Attend this session to learn more about the programs partner with horses to help heal the individual, promote wellness, and increase self-awareness in our progressively busy world.
Speaker:
Sandy Hardie - Director, Mahala's Hope

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Workshop #1D: Working on Trauma Scenes with Law Enforcement
Learn about the Fox Cities Victim Crisis Response team (VCR) which provides direct services to victims of crime and those in crisis of emotional support as well as resources and referrals. VCRs tend to all situations such as domestic violence, sex trafficking, heroin overdoses, suicides, homicides and sudden deaths. Throughout the years, the program has grown to develop a structure that lends to a high level of training and preparation for its volunteers as well as developed a high level of trust and collaboration with local law enforcement and other emergency personnel. This workshop will highlight what the program does as well giving the audience an opportunity to ask questions to the various players within the VCR program and law enforcement agencies.
Speaker:
Jenni Kundinger - MSE, Executive Director, Fox Cities Victim Crisis Response Team

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch
On own

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Workshop #2A: Urban & Gun Violence & its Impact on Youth/Community
This workshop will cover the topic of urban violence & the devastating impact it has had on youth, families, businesses & the community. More specifically, it will look at the following strategies to combat the effects of violence & stakeholders it will take to address it: Religious & Civic Institutions; Safety Plan; Economics & Employment; Education; Conflict Resolution & Problem Solving Skills; Values; and Life Skills.
Speaker:
Jermaine Belcher - Professional Development & Consulting, Above the Starz, LLC

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Workshop #2B: Safe at Home-Wisconsin's Address Confidentiality Program
This workshop will provide an overview of Safe at Home, Wisconsin’s newly established address confidentiality program. Safe at Home provides victims of actual or threatened abuse or those that fear for their physical safety with a legal substitute address to be used for both public and private purposes. The intent of Safe at Home is for those who fear for their safety to be able to maintain a private, confidential home, work, or school address and gain some peace of mind. Safe at Home is just one of many safety planning tools that an individual can use to protect themselves from an abuser.
Speaker:
Erin Welsh - Safe at Home Program Director, WI Dept of Justice

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Workshop #2C: Alternative Approaches: Canines Helping Persons with PTSD
Participants will learn the difference between service, therapy and emotional support dogs and how dogs are trained to respond to basic PTSD symptoms. The workshop will cover types of symptoms for which a dog can provide assistance, how dogs are matched to their owners and what the owners need to learn in order for the match to be effective.
Speaker:
Brenda Cirricione - President, Journey Together Service Dog, Inc.

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Workshop #2D: Starting Your Own Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVI)
Our department developed a domestic violence intervention program in February of 2010 after a domestic violence homicide. Through our trial and error, we learned how to access traumatic incidents and be the link between victims and local resources. Let us teach you how to do better domestic violence reports to improve prosecution, employ advanced approaches to victim follow up, and employ innovative strategies in engaging victims. We can give you the necessary tools from start to finish as you create your own victim assistance program.
Speaker:
Laurie Valley - Domestic Violence Intervention Officer, City of Janesville Police Department

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Break


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Violence and Mental Illness

Speaker:
Veronique Valliere - Psy.D, Valliere & Counseling Associates, Inc.


Aug 17, 2017


Time
Session

8:30 AM - 8:35 AM
Day's Opening/Welcome


8:35 AM - 10:00 AM
Security for Crime Victims in a Courthouse Setting
In a courthouse setting, we see victims of crimes appear on a daily basis. Since the perpetrator and others can also attend, this can create a situation where conflict or intimidation can occur. The session will give law enforcement, civilian court staff, District Attorney's offices and victim witness unit ideas and strategies as to how to keep victims of crimes safe, before, during and after court hearings.
Speaker:
James Brigham - Deputy, Dane County Sheriff's Office

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Break


10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Workshop #3A: TBD

Speaker:
Kevin Brennenstuhl - National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Workshop #3B: Trauma-informed approaches to serving youth who have experienced sex trafficking
Dr. Ippolito will discuss federal and state legislation covering sex trafficking of youth up to age 18, review emerging literature on best practices for serving this population, and preview the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families' ongoing and upcoming efforts to implement trauma-informed policies and programs aimed at preventing and intervening in sex trafficking cases.
Speaker:
Dr. Joy Ippolito - Anti Human Trafficking Coordinator, WI Department of Children and Families

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Workshop #3C: Technology Facilitated Crimes
Discuss the latest Apps, software, and devices used to track, stalk, and monitor the lives of unsuspecting victims.
Speaker:
Matt Joy - ICAC Commander, WI Department of Justice, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Workshop #3D: Law Enforcement Working with the Transgender Community
Hear scientific research that suggests an alternative viewpoint to the existing gender binary social position. Transgender rights and accommodations law enforcement officers by law must know. The presentation will comprise of a discussion on homicide incidents and trafficking awareness, domestic disputes and prostitution and the role of investigator.
Speaker:
James W. Parlow - Assistant Professor, Winona State University

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch
On own

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Workshop #4A: Understanding and Working with Hispanic/Latino Victims in WI
Explore a multitude of different barriers often presented when working with Hispanic/Latino victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or sex and labor trafficking.
Speakers:
Mariana Rodriquez - Program Manager, Latina Resource Center, UMOS, Inc. | Javier Acevedo-Baez - Outreach Coordinator & Educator, Latina Resource Center, UMOS, Inc.

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Workshop #4B: Enforce and Empower: Victims Rights Law/Survivor Empowerment in WI
In part 1, Lotus attorneys will discuss updates in legal practice for victims’ rights cases, including privacy and vacatur/expungement for victims of gender-based violence and human trafficking. Part 2 will show how the Untold Stories program creates long-term self- empowerment and positive benefits in clients' experience of justice.
Speaker:
Rachel Monaco- Wilcox - CEO & Founder, LOTUS Legal Clinic

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Workshop #4C: Technology Facilitated Crimes(repeated)


1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Workshop #4D: Law Enforcement Working with the Transgender Community (repeated)


2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Break


2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (WiSAKI)
In 2015, the WI Department of Justice was awarded $4 million dollars, from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance and the District Attorney's Office of New York, to address the 6,000 un-submitted sexual assault kits in the state. Since that time, a massive statewide inventory of the un-submitted kits has been completed and kit testing has begun. This plenary will provide a comprehensive update on WI’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) activities, including victim reporting options, survivor outreach efforts, and why your SART is an important part of the SAKI process.
Speakers:
Keeley Crowley - SAKI SART Liaison, Office of Crime Victim Services, WI Dept of Justice | Ian Henderson - WI Coalition Against Sexual Assault


Aug 18, 2017


Time
Session

8:30 AM - 8:35 AM
Day's Opening/Welcome


8:35 AM - 10:00 AM
Advocacy and Prevention on College Campuses: Hookup Culture

Speaker:
Christine Harris Taylor - Title IX Coordinator, Marquette University

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Break


10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Laughing: Just for the Health of It
Humor and laughter are essential ingredients for healthy selves and healthy relationships. Understanding and accepting ourselves can provide a bridge to connecting with others. Laughter and humor impact on our lives in many ways. This workshop will explore that impact and provide opportunities for us to examine our own sense of humor. We will determine strategies for adding more humor into our lives.
Speaker:
Karen Vadino - MSW, LPCC, OCPC, Motivational Speaker, Humorist, Trainer and Consultant

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
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Notice of Federal Funding and Federal Disclaimer This Web site is funded in part through grants from BJA, COPS, ​OJJDP, OJP, OVC, SMART, and U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this Web site (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).​