December 30, 2007
I hope each of you, like me, is looking back at 2007 and appreciating our accomplishments that have benefited victims and survivors of crime. AND at the same time, realizing the challenges that remain ahead…..so here’s to a “great ’08 for victims rights and services.” FOUR MISSIVES FOR YOU THIS WEEK:
The National Network to End Domestic Violence’s “Safety Net: National Safe and Strategic Technology Project has resources to address how technology impacts victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Safety Net Project publications are available online in six languages, and can be accessed at: http://www.nnedv.org/resource-center/safety-net-publications/
An interesting article published in U.S. News and World Report on the impact of crime victims’ rights laws is worth reading. And I’d be interested in knowing what you think! You can download it at: http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/national/2007/12/13/giving-crime-victims-more-of-their-say_print.htm.
A free guide, produced by the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and UCLA ISAP, is a comprehensive compilation of the latest information on methamphetamine, including: an overview of methamphetamine and its effects, guidelines for assessment, treatment, and recovery and the impact of methamphetamine on special populations. You can download the document at: http://www.adp.ca.gov/Meth/pdf/MethTreatmentGuide.pdf.
There is a GREAT employment opportunity at Family Justice in New York City for a Director of Training and Curriculum Development. I have worked with these wonderful folks for years on incorporating victim issues into broader justice issues. The job description and additional information can be accessed at; http://www.familyjustice.org/jobs/jobs.html.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
December 28, 2007
MMM sends you best wishes for a truly wonderful holiday, and hope that you get well-deserved time to celebrate with family and friends. Four missives for you this week:
“Monitoring the Future,” a new Report from the University of Michigan, has important statistics related to the decline in teen drug use. You can access this document at: http://www.monitoringthefuture.org/pressreleases/07drugpr.pdf.
OVC is sponsoring a competitive program that will award three grants of $75,000-$125,000 to individuals to provide direct operational assistance to crime victim organizations and agencies; design and develop innovative initiatives; develop and deliver training programs; and assist with evaluation and capacity building efforts. Fellowships specifically address sexual assault, human trafficking, public awareness, field outreach, and victims’ rights enforcement. Those applying are urged to begin the application process well in advance of the January 10, 2008 deadline. You can access further information at:
BJS has just published “2007 Indicators of School Crime and Safety.” This annual report examines crime occurring in school as well as on the way to and from school. It also provides the most current detailed statistical information on the nature of crime in schools, school environments, and responses to violence and crime at school. It can be accessed at: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/iscs07.htm.
From our friends at Victim Services 2000: The Denver Foundation offers some excellent resources on how to build an inclusive organization, which include great resources on cultural competence. Check it out, great resources for victim advocates!: