Aug
29
to Aug 31

2018 National Sexual Assault Conference, "Bold Moves: Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation"

The National Sexual Assault Conference 2018 will be held on August 29-31 in Anaheim, CA. The theme is “Bold Moves: Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation.” This event will be co-hosted with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC).

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Jul
11
9:30 AM09:30

The Protection from Sexual Extortion Amendment Act of 2017 (B22-0472)

  • The John A Wilson Building (Room 123) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This bill revises the definition of extortion to include sexual extortion. Sexual extortion occurs when a person obtains possession of sexually explicit images and demands that another person, the victim, provide additional images or in–person sex acts under threat of distributing the images. 

If you would like to testify please email the committee at judiciary@dccouncil.us or call (202) 724-7808 by close of business July 6th. Provide your name, number, organization and title. Organizations are allowed a maximum of five minutes for oral testimony. Individuals are allowed a maximum of three minutes.  Please provide 20 double-sided copies of your written testimony and, if possible, submit an electronic copy to judiciary@dccouncil.us

Please contact Fiona Oliphant at Fiona@dccesv.org if you have any questions or would like additional information.

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Jun
21
9:30 AM09:30

The Intrafamily Offenses and Anti-Stalking Orders Amendment of 2018 (B22-0780)

This bill limits the availability of civil protection orders to intimate partners, household members, family members, and victims of sexual assault and abuse or sex trafficking. It expands the ability of minors to file civil protection orders. Among other things it establishes a civil protection process serving unit within the Metropolitan Police Department and creates new anti-stalking orders.         

If you would like to testify please email the committee at judiciary@dccouncil.us or call (202) 724-7808 by close of business June 18th. Provide your name, number, organization and title. Organizations are allowed a maximum of five minutes for oral testimony. Individuals are allowed a maximum of three minutes.  Please provide 20 double-sided copies of your written testimony and, if possible, submit an electronic copy to judiciary@dccouncil.us

Please contact Fiona Oliphant at Fiona@dccesv.org if you have any questions or would like additional information.

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Jun
11
9:00 AM09:00

MCASA's Annual Trauma-Informed Training

  • University of Maryland, Stamp Student Union - Atrium Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join MCASA for our annual one-day trauma-informed training, presented by Kimberly A. Lonsway, Ph.D., Research Director of End Violence Against Women International. This training will consist of three sessions which include:

1) Opening Doors: Increasing Access for Sexual Assault Victims to the Criminal Justice System and Community Services

2) Neurobiology of Trauma and Effective Victim Interviews

3) Start by Believeing: Improving Responses, One Disclosure at a Time

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Jun
11
to Jun 13

2nd Annual Intersections of Violence: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Conference

  • Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This multidisciplinary conference is sponsored by DCJS, in partnership with the Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council, the Virginia Victim Assistance Network, and the Virginia Victims Fund. The three-day conference brings together law enforcement, prosecutors, victim advocates, child advocates, and other allied professionals to highlight promising practices and emerging issues to effectively respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse in our communities.

The conference will include several internationally and nationally renowned presenters, including retired Texas Chief Justice Richard Barajas, David Adams, Kevin Mulcahy, and staff from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

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Mapping Forward from Violence Against Women
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Mapping Forward from Violence Against Women

We are #MappingForward from violence against women in DC through a grant won from the UNA-USA “Stand Up for Human Rights” partnership with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Whether you have a #MeToo story of your own, know someone with a #MeToo moment, or want to see an end to violence against women, come learn about this innovative, grassroots project that maps stories onto places. Following the introduction of the project, hear from experts in a panel discussion featuring:

  • Rachel Moynihan, DC office of UN Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Elisabeth Olds, Expert Consultant, DC Sexual Assault Victims Rights Act (SAVRAA)
  • Rachel Friedman, Deputy Director, Men Can Stop Rape
  • Lindsey Silverberg, Director of Advocacy & Case Management, Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC),
  • Heather Hill, Chair, United Nations Association of the National Capitol Area (UNA-NCA) (Moderator)
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Apr
25
9:00 AM09:00

Denim Day

Celebrate Denim Day in Washington DC by wearing jeans in order to raise awareness of rape and sexual assault.

Be sure to share your Denim Day photos on social media and use the hashtags #DenimDay and #DCSAAM!

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Apr
10
10:00 AM10:00

SAAM Proclamation & Ceremony

The DC Council will be hosting the 2018 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Proclamation & Ceremony at the John Wilson Building.

Also please note that this is also “Teal Tuesday” so if you are able please wear teal to show your support for survivors of sexual violence.

 

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