Upcoming Conferences, Training & On-Demand Webinars
Below is a list of upcoming conferences and training sessions. Please note that not all listed are supported or endorsed by the Crime Victim Assistance Division. Please contact the conference/training host for additional information or questions.
Conferences and Training Sessions
Please Save the Date for the 2020 Victim Justice Symposium to be held on October 5-6, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. The Symposium will provide the most up-to-date training and resources for victim advocates, law enforcement, medical professionals and attorneys working with victims of crime. This biennial event brings national and state experts together with the latest information and best practices in victimization, response and healing for all victims of crime.
Registration and additional information forthcoming. Contact Anthony Ferguson Jr. with questions (Anthony.Ferguson@ag.iowa.gov).
There are no upcoming webinars scheduled at this time.
On-Demand Webinars Hosted by the Crime Victim Assistance Division
Crime Victim Assistance Division 101
This webinar will review the eight programs for victims of crime in the Iowa. Participants will learn what victims are eligible for these programs, how they can be accessed, and the details around the programming.
Attendees will learn about the Sexual Assault Examination Program, the Crime Victim Compensation Program, the IowaVINE Program, IPONDA, Registrant Watch, the Victim Services and Support Program, the Identity Theft Passport Program and Safe at Home.
Attendees should include ALL individuals that work with victims of crime in the State of Iowa. This could include law enforcement, victim advocates, prosecutors, victim witness coordinators, substance abuse counselors, medical professionals and mental health providers. This webinar is for those individuals that have not attended a training or want a refresher of the programs available at CVAD. To view the recorded webinar, click here.
Crime Victim Compensation - What documentation do we need to substantiate a crime?
The individuals that should attend this webinar are those who work directly with crime victims in any capacity. The Crime Victim Compensation Eligibility rules require us to substantiate the crime. This can be done with various methods. The webinar will review the compensation program, explain the eligibility requirements and review the different options for documentation for substantiating the crime. To view the recording, click here.
Confidentiality and Victim Advocate Statements
This webinar will review the ways that advocates can substantiate a crime for a victim without reporting the crime to police. According to funding and Iowa law, victim confidentiality is the cornerstone of excellent advocacy. This webinar will discuss victim service programs releases of information and how it applies to advocate statements to CVAD while remaining in compliance with standards of ICADV, IowaCASA and other entities. To watch the webinar, click here.
Identity Theft Passport Program Overview and Updates
Did you know that $16 billion was stolen from 12.7 million U.S. consumers in 2014? Did you also know there was a new identity fraud victim every two seconds in 2014? This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of the Identity Theft Passport program from the Crime Victim Assistance Division of the Iowa Attorney General's Office. There have been some eligibility changes that began July 1 of this year. It will also explain how a victim can access the passport program and what items need to be completed before a victim is deemed eligible. To listen to this webinar click here.
This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of the automatic notification system in Iowa. IowaVINE is the victim information system that provides updates to registrants of offender movement within the county jails and the Iowa Department of Corrections. The attendees will learn how to use the system, why it is important, and new features and benefits of the notification system. To watch this webinar, click here. (updated as of 6/2019).
IowaVINE 101 for Jail/DOC Administrators and IT Personnel
This webinar will provide jailers and jail administrators with an overview of the automatic notification system in Iowa. IowaVINE is the victim information system that provides updates to registrants of offender movement within the county jails and the Iowa Department of Corrections. The attendees will have a session specifically for jail administrators and jail staff. They will learn how to use the system and why it is important. They will learn updated information about how their interaction is unique around the data and jail management systems. They will also learn about details around outage, the Customer First Center, FTP feeds, AWACs and jail management system changes. To watch this webinar, click here. (updated as of 6/2019).
IowaVINE for Jail and DOC IT Personnel
This webinar will provide Jail IT Personnel with an overview of the automatic notification systems in Iowa. IowaVINE is the victim information system that provides updates to registrants of offender movement within the county jails and the Iowa Department of Corrections. The attendees will have a session specifically for jail IT staff. They will learn how to use the system, why it is important, and will provide updates and information about the system. They will also learn about details around outage, the Customer First Center, FTP feeds, AWACs and jail management system changes. To watch this webinar, click here.
Victim Notification: The Ins & Outs of County Jails, DOC, and BOP
This webinar will show attendees the difference between IowaVINE (the state's automated victim notification system) and manual registration with the county attorney's office. IowaVINE is a voluntary system that is open to all victims and community members. Registration with the county attorney's office is a manual system which must be manually transferred to the Department of Corrections and the Board of Parole for future notifications of parole hearings, etc. Participants should include victim witness coordinators, county attorney staff, victim advocates, and others. To access the recording, click here.
Human Trafficking Health Indicators
Human Trafficking 101 and how to identify it in a healthcare setting. To listen to the recording, click here.
This 1 ½ hour webinar will focus on the challenges and options available in federal and state court for Overdose Death or Injury Investigations and Prosecutions. It is open to all state and local prosecutors. The presenter will be Pat Reinert, Deputy United States Attorney, Criminal Chief, Northern District of Iowa. This webinar recording is available by request to state and local prosecutors. To access the recording of this webinar, please e-mail Anthony Ferguson, Jr..
Victim Services Data: Collecting and Reporting
This interactive webinar on how funded programs should report on victim service data will provide an overview of all reporting requirements. The webinar will also explain how to count and report on service hours and victimization types. All advocates, supervisors and directors should plan to attend for ALL programs funded by the Victim Services Support Program at the Crime Victim Assistance Division To watch this webinar, click here.