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EVAWI Training Bulletin Series: Alternative Reporting Methods

 

End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) is a non-profit organization that provides education, training, technical assistance and expert consultation to those who respond to gender-based violence. EVAWI recently created a series of ten training bulletins designed to explore the key issues related to Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) forensic compliance and alternative reporting methods for sexual assault victims. Last week, they shared the first installment of the series, Alternative Reporting Methods: Essential Concepts and Components (PDF). You may join the EVAWI mailing list to receive notifications from EVAWI including the next nine installments in the series.

 

A part of the series will highlight alternative reporting methods options for victims of sexual assault developed by Cambria County, Pennsylvania and Ashland, Oregon. The series will also "review critical components that must be considered when implementing alternative reporting options for victims, such as developing procedures for victims to convert to a standard reporting process, determining how long evidence will be stored in connection with alternative reporting methods, and creating a multidisciplinary protocol for all of the professionals who will be involved." The series of training bulletins will conclude with recommendations for best practices.

 

Working with EVAWI, we are bringing you centralized access to the additional training bulletins in the Alternative Reporting Methods series through this issue of the Weekly Snapshot:

 

#2 Non-Investigative Reporting to Law Enforcement (PDF)

#3 Third Party Reporting Procedures for Victims (PDF)

#4 Community Spotlight (PDF)

#5 Developing a Multidisciplinary Protocol (PDF)

#6 Use of Release Waivers (PDF)

#7 Evidence Storage and Retention (PDF)

#8 Converting to a Standard Reporting Procedure (PDF)

#9 Best Practice Recommendations Part 1 (PDF)

#10 Best Practice Recommendations Part 2 (PDF) 

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Naloxone Toolkit 
 

Naloxone is a potentially lifesaving drug known for effectively restoring breathing to a victim in the midst of a heroin or other opioid overdose. The Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, developed the Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit at the urging of the U.S. Attorney General in response to the growing opioid overdose epidemic. The toolkit is a clearinghouse of information and resources for state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies interested in establishing a naloxone program. Although the toolkit was created for law enforcement, much of the information contained therein is useful for both law enforcement and campus public safety officials.

 

The toolkit includes dozens of resources from approximately 30 contributing law enforcement and public health agencies. These resources include data collection forms, standard operating procedures, reports and research, training guides and materials, community outreach materials, press releases, memoranda of agreement between first responders and medical directors, and more. The resources may be downloaded and customized for your own organization. Technical assistance is also available, upon request, to assist law enforcement agencies in implementing or enhancing a naloxone program.

 

You may use this feedback form to submit questions, recommendations, or if you have a resource to contribute to the toolkit.
Professional Development Opportunities

 

Title: Cyber Investigation 105 - Basic Cell Phone Investigations  

Hosted and Supported by:  National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)

Dates: March 9-10, 2015

Locations: Rosenberg, TX and Fairmont, WV 

Fee: Free
Information and Trainings

Title: Advanced Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview within the Sexual Assault Investigative Response     

Host: You Have Options Program

Dates:March 9-13, 2015  

Location: Ashland, OR 
Fee: Registration Fee
Information and Registration

Title: Beyond Campus Adjudication: Improving the Criminal Justice System's Response to Campus Sexual Assaults       

Hosted and Supported By: University of New Hampshire Prevention Innovations and the University of New Hampshire School of Law

Dates: March 17, 2015   

Location: Durham, NH        

Fee: Free
Information and Registration

Title: The Campus Choice Model Introductory Session  

Host: You Have Options Program

Dates: March 20, 2015  

Location: Ashland, OR 
Fee: Registration Fee
Information and Registration
This project was supported by Grant No. 2013-MU-BX-K011 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice.
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