Technology and Domestic Violence, Victims’ Rights Article, Methamphetamine Guidebook, AND Job Opp in NYC

Dear Friends:

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!

ANNE

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2 Responses to Technology and Domestic Violence, Victims’ Rights Article, Methamphetamine Guidebook, AND Job Opp in NYC

  1. Steve Derene says:

    What does that U.S. News & World Report article mean by “[victim advocates] say the victims’ rights laws are not uniformly enforced on a federal level—and are almost nonexistent in many states.” I think it’s pretty well known among advocates that states have been way ahead of the feds in enacting and enforcing victims’ rights laws. Sure, more needs to be done and the federal CVRA takes some important steps in helping victims enforce their rights, but the real action remains in the states.

  2. anneseymour says:

    With over 30,000 state laws, this statement is erroneous. However, I tend to agree about laws “not uniformly enforced” and that’s why so many states are focusing on COMPLIANCE efforts. Game on!

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