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This is the place for our team to share product news, inspiring stories, and informative material for advocates and the public. We hope you enjoy this newsletter!
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The VSTracking Team
The VSTracking team is primarily concerned with supplying an affordable, easy-to-use, and reliable case management and grant reporting system. We are consistently improving our platform to meet the needs of the various types of agencies we work with. This includes free training, support, and upgrades, as well as premium features, such as Notification Letters and Non-victim Timesheets.
Since introducing the latest version of our software, we have received wonderful feedback. Listening to the direct requests and suggestions of our clients, we are providing even more customizability. We also introduced our newest add-on, Document Storage. With this premium feature, you will be able to upload and link your files directly to your cases. But that’s not all!
At VSTracking, we are always looking for new and better ways to aid victim service providers. By expanding our platform to include the agencies that support our advocates, we help generate a stronger foundation of care for victims in our communities.
If you haven’t already, please take a look at our demo or sign-up for the 14-Day Free Trial. Our representatives and support staff are available to assist you in creating a simpler work experience. Contact us at 970.375.9099
And stay tuned. There’s more to come in the not-too-distant future!
The Advocate’s Corner
The VSTracking team wants to take this time to thank all the women whose efforts are changing the face of victim services. Thank you for working tirelessly and compassionately to assist victims of crime in recovering and finding joy in life. Thank you for putting your community first. Thank you for sharing your stories of survival.
Your courage and example are creating a better world for all of us. Thank you.
“VISIONARY WOMEN: CHAMPIONS OF PEACE AND NONVIOLENCE”
The National Women’s History Museum’s theme for 2019
Join the National Women’s History Museum in celebrating the vital contributions of women in our country.
Find out more here.
“A Just World for Women and Girls”
Equality Now is an international effort of advocates, activists, and supporters to introduce and maintain gender equality to every woman and girl. Since 1992, they have “held governments responsible for ending legal inequality, sex trafficking, sexual violence & harmful practices, such as female genital mutilation (FGM) & “child marriage”.
Their website explains why gender equality is important, provides resources for more information, and lists ways individuals and groups can take action.
Click here. to read inspiring stories of courage and survival from woman in the U.S. and across the globe.
RCMP’s Victim Services Robot
Ard-E’s unique capabilites are helping children recover from challenging circumstances.
Watch Red Deer RCMP victim services’ Cst. Nicole Quick and Sharon Miller, and Sarah Offin of Global News discuss the newest addition to the victim advocacy team, in this video.
OFFICE FOR VICTIM’S OF CRIME
Visit the OVC calendar to find events happening near you.
Click here to perform your own search.
MEET VILISSA THOMPSON
Disability-Rights Advocate, Writer, and Social Worker
By teaching members of the Black community to discuss disability and seek support, Thompson makes great strides in demystifying disability.
Click here to read more.
“HUDDLE UP FOR HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS”
LoveIsRespect.org’s theme for 2019
Their website provides articles about teen dating violence and offers different materials to be used to spread awareness.
Find, download, and share the toolkit and other materials here.
This article by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) highlights the alarming rate of teen violence and provides resources for advocates, care-givers, and teens.
Read the article and get resources here.
VOICES OF ADVOCACY: EPISODE 1
The new podcast series by the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
Join “NOVA founders and leaders in the victim rights’ movement, Dr. Marlene Young and Mr. John Stein, [share] the history of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) and their vision for the future of [the] movement.”
NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK
April 7–13, 2019
“Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future.”
Join the OVC in this “weeklong initiative [to promote] victims’ rights and honors crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. “
Learn more here.
In this video, individuals from underserved and marginalized groups express the necessity of increasing access and support, and breaking the language barrier for people in like situations.
“Victim service providers in Colorado are committed to reaching all victims and survivors in our state. When underserved and marginalized members of our communities are not accessing our services, it’s on us to learn from members of those communities what they need.”
OVWA supports victims’ rights in many ways, including providing training and assistance for victim advocates and allied professionals, collaborating with local and state agencies to create policy and publications that protect victims’ rights, and presenting awards for excellence in victim advocacy.
Find out more here.
TVSA is open for workshop proposals for the 2019 Biannual Training Conference
(May 7-10, 2019)
Click here for more info.
From the TVSA:
“The four-day event is designed to provide a forum to share current expertise that is informing practice and emerging responses in different settings and disciplines.”