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Upcoming Conferences, Training & Archived 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.

Upcoming Conferences and Training Sessions

Region 5 - Human Trafficking Train the Trainer - FREE to attendees

February 7, 8  AND 9, 2017
Bridgeview Center, 102 Church Street, Ottumwa, IA  52501

This three day Train the Trainer is an opportunity for attendees to become trainers of information regarding Human Trafficking.  This training will assist location jurisdictions in investigating, recognizing and responding to victims of labor and sex trafficking within the state of Iowa. Participants are expected to commit to learning the content of the class and redeliver the training within their communities. It is an expectation that attendees will participate in all three days of the Train the Trainer class.  For more information or to register contact Celine Villongco at 515-281-5044 or email at Celine.Villongco@iowa.gov.

Region 2 - Human Trafficking Train the Trainer - FREE to attendees

February 22, 23, AND 24, 2017
Cerro Gordo Sheriff's Department, Training facility, 17262 Lark Ave, Mason City, IA  50401

This three day Train the Trainer is an opportunity for attendees to become trainers of information regarding Human Trafficking.  This training will assist location jurisdictions in investigating, recognizing and responding to victims of labor and sex trafficking within the state of Iowa. Participants are expected to commit to learning the content of the class and redeliver the training within their communities. It is an expectation that attendees will participate in all three days of the Train the Trainer class.  For more information or to register contact Celine Villongco at 515-281-5044 or email at Celine.Villongco@iowa.gov.

Region 3 - Human Trafficking Train the Trainer - FREE to attendees

March 7, 8 and 9, 2017
Heartland Acres, 2600 Swan Lake Blvd, Independence, IA  50644

This three day Train the Trainer is an opportunity for attendees to become trainers of information regarding Human Trafficking.  This training will assist location jurisdictions in investigating, recognizing and responding to victims of labor and sex trafficking within the state of Iowa. Participants are expected to commit to learning the content of the class and redeliver the training within their communities. It is an expectation that attendees will participate in all three days of the Train the Trainer class.  For more information or to register contact Celine Villongco at 515-281-5044 or email at Celine.Villongco@iowa.gov.

Upcoming Webinars:

What do Student Health Providers Need to Know about SAE and Crime Victim Compensation?

Wednesday, February 15      1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will provide attendees information regarding billing and documentation procedures for both the Sexual Assault Examination and the Crime Victim Compensation Program. 

According to the Iowa College and University Enrollment Report (Fall, 2013), there were a total of 330,033 enrolled in Iowa's colleges and Universities. Of those, 76,465 were within the three state university systems. Students visit student health for a variety of reasons. 

Attendees will learn: 
1. The 2017 crime victim compensation benefits for victims of crime. 
2. The documentation needed for billing purposes for both programs. 
3. The process and timeline once a victim applies for benefits. 

Attendees should include patient advocates, billing personnel, social workers, and anyone working with patients that have a potential to be a victim of crime and visit student health clinics across the state.   To register for this webinar, click here.

                      

Archived Webinars hosted by the Crime Victim Assistance Division

You can find all of the archived webinars below at CVAD webinar channel by clicking here or click within the description below.
  • Human Trafficking Health Indicators

Human Trafficking 101 and how to identify it in a healthcare setting.  To listen to the recording, click here.

  • Justice For Our Neighbors - A Program Assisting Crime Victims

    Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) is a statewide legal aid program partially funded by the Crime Victim Assistance Division. JFON has been serving clients in communities since 1999. Iowa JFON assists immigrant crime victims with locations in Cedar Rapids, Columbus Junction, Decorah, Des Moines, Ottumwa and Storm Lake.   Webinar attendees should include advocates, case managers, law enforcement and anyone working with victims of crime from immigrant communities.  To listen to the recorded webinar, click here.

  • Q & A regarding Housing and Relocation Benefits for Crime Victim Compensation 

    The individuals that should attend this webinar are those that work directly with crime victims in any capacity and wish to be reimbursed for housing and relocation funds or learn how victims can utilize compensation to assist with these expenses. The Crime Victim Compensation is allowed to reimburse victim service programs when they are assisting crime victims for housing and relocation benefits. The webinar will review the compensation program, explain the eligibility requirements and review the documentation that program may submit to the compensation program allowing that reimbursement. Financial Directors, Executive Directors and front line advocates are encouraged to attend.  To access the recording, 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.

  • Using IowaGrants.gov for funded New Initiative Programs

This webinar will give you step-by-step instructions on using IowaGrants.gov.  To access the recording, click here.

  • Using IowaGrants.gov for funded Criminal Justice Programs

This webinar will give you step-by-step instructions on using IowaGrants.gov.  To access the recording, click here.

  • Using IowaGrants.gov for funded Victim Service Programs

This webinar will give you step-by-step instructions on using IowaGrants.gov.  To access the recording, click here.

  • Everything you need to know for funding through the CVAD for New Initiative Programs.

This webinar will provide an overview of everything you need to know regarding your funding with the Victim Services Support Program.  To access the recording, click here.

  • 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 is needed for Victim Service program reimbursement for housing/relocation? 

    The individuals that should attend this webinar are those that work directly with crime victims in any capacity and wish to be reimbursed for housing and relocation funds. The Crime Victim Compensation is allowed to reimburse victim service programs when they are assisting crime victims for housing and relocation benefits. The webinar will review the compensation program, explain the eligibility requirements and review the documentation that program may submit to the compensation program allowing that reimbursement. Financial Directors, Executive Directors and front line advocates are encouraged to attend.

    Click here to view the webinar recording.

  • Crime Victim Compensation - What documentation do we need to substantiate a crime?

    The individuals that should attend this webinar are those that 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.

  • IowaVINE/IPONDA 101

    This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of two 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. IPONDA is the Iowa Protective Order for Domestic Abuse system that informs individuals filing for a protective order when the order has been served and 30 days before expiration. 

    The attendees will learn how to use the system, why it is important, and new features and benefits of the notification systems.  To view the recording, click here.

  • Enhancements and Updates to the Iowa Protective Order for Domestic Abuse Program (IPONDA)

This webinar will review the process of notification around service of and expiration of a protective order within the Iowa Protective Order for Domestic Abuse (IPONDA) program. The free and confidential IPONDA program provides automatic notifications to individuals that have protective orders (both civil and criminal) in the state of Iowa. These notifications happen either by phone or email and are triggered when a protective order is served and 30 days before it expires. 

The system has been enhanced since its launch in 2012. Webinar attendees will learn of those enhancements and what may be coming in the future.  To view the recording click here.

  • New Benefits for the Crime Victim Compensation Program

Beginning Jan 1, 2016, the Crime Victim Compensation launched two new benefits - emergency relocation and housing as part of the out-of-pocket expense reimbursement categories of the compensation program. This webinar will explain those benefits, how to access them, and the role that victim services plays in assisting victims in accessing those benefits.

Attendees will learn the Crime Victim Compensation rules and policy around the emergency relocation and housing benefits.  To listen to the webinar click here.

  • What Do You Need to Know to Help Crime Victims?  SAE and Compensation Billing 101

    This webinar will provide attendees the latest updates regarding billing and documentation procedures for both the Sexual Assault Examination and the Crime Victim Compensation Program. 

    Hospitals and emergency clinics provide 45.7 percent of all medical care received by victims of violent crime. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2001). Personal crime is estimated to cost 18 billion annually in medical and mental health care expenditures. When factoring for lost earnings and expenditures on victim assistance programs, the annual cost of victimization is estimated at 105 billion dollars. (Miller, 1996).

    Attendees will learn:
              1. The 2016 crime victim compensation benefits for victims of crime - there are two new ones.
              2. The documentation needed for billing purposes for both programs.
              3. The process, timeline and contact information once a victim applies for benefits.

    Attendees should include patient advocates, billing personnel, social workers, and anyone working with patients that have a potential to be a victim of crime.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  To listen to this 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 

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