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
Rural and Tribal Elder Justice Summit - hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice
November 14-15, 2018 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel
On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2018, the Attorney General announced that the U.S. Department of Justice would focus on providing assistance to rural and tribal communities as they address the challenges associated with combating elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. To advance this priority, the Attorney General directed the Department to: (1) identify the unique challenges rural and tribal communities face; (2) identify promising and innovative best practices that rural and tribal communities have found that help to combat elder abuse; and (3) explore with our public and private partners what more we can do to support these rural and tribal efforts. The Department is committed to finding ways to break down silos and foster greater connections at the tribal, local, state, and federal levels.
For more information or to register go to: https://ovcttac.wufoo.com/forms/rural-and-tribal-elder-justice-summit/
There are no upcoming webinars scheduled at this time.
On-Demand Webinars Hosted by the Crime Victim Assistance Division
You can find all of the on-demand webinars below at CVAD webinar channel by clicking here or click within the description below.
Victim Services Criminal Justice Application Webinar (8/30/2018)
This webinar provides instructions on how to apply for the “Victim Services Criminal Justice Funding Opportunity FY2020-2022. Under this funding opportunity, the Crime Victim Assistance Division is seeking applications from law enforcement agencies, courts, victim witness coordinators and prosecutors. The deadline to submit an application under this funding opportunity is 4:30 pm CST on September 28, 2018. To watch this webinar, click here. Click here for the RFP Information and Instructions. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lori Miller, VSS Administrator, at 1-515-725-4130 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of on 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. 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.
IPONDA (Iowa Protective Order Notification for Domestic Abuse) 101 Webinar
This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of one of the two automatic notification systems in Iowa. 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 webinar, click here.
IowaVINE 101 for Jail Administrators and DOC 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, why it is important, and will provide updates and information about the system. They will also 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- The 2016 crime victim compensation benefits for victims of crime - there are two new ones.
- The documentation needed for billing purposes for both programs.
- 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.