The Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) invites you to commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month by attending, "Survivors' Privacy: The Role of Mental Health Records." This free training is meant to be the first in a series of discussions regarding the troubling trends in requests for crime victims' mental health records in DC. The April 16th training will focus on a general introduction to legal requests for victims' records and a round-table discussion where attendees will have an opportunity to share their own experiences with record requests.
The information from the round-table will be used to adapt future training sessions to ensure that the resources produced will be most helpful and tailored to participating providers. By the end of the training series, NVRDC hopes to provide organizations with an overview of the evolution of this issue, assist organizations in distinguishing between different types of legal requests, and offer clarity as to a provider's obligations to respond and produce records under DC law. Attendees will be provided with samples demonstrating the difference between a subpoena and a court order, as well as resources to reference if they receive a request for a victim's records.
hank you to Sidley Austin LLP for providing the space for this event. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you all at the April training, and learning how together we can protect crime victims' right to privacy.