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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!
Thank you for your service and support.
The VSTracking Team
We’ll See You There!
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
SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
“Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a campaign to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. The campaign theme, I Ask, champions the message that asking for consent is a healthy, normal, and necessary part of everyday interactions.”
Click here to download material, watch awareness videos, and find out how you can participate.
From Sex Trafficking Victim to Victim Advocate
Sula Skiles is an advocate who has firsthand experience of the sex trafficking world. As a survivor, she now serves on the board of the The Trindi Initiative, an extension of Lavished Ministries that brings “awareness to the domestic sex-trafficking of women and empowering survivors by providing a transitional place of refuge.”
Click here to watch Sula Skiles and Panama City police officers discuss efforts to end human trafficking.
Air Force Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate
Oren Gilbert has spent the last two years working as an advocate for victims of sexual assault in the military. Read about why Gilbert came to work in this particular field and what he hopes to accomplish here.
Immigration Attorney and Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence Victim Advocate
In this article, the FBI honors human trafficking advocate Emma Buckthal for her work with the Erie County Volunteer Lawyers Project.
Click here to read the article.
Learn about the 12 recipients whose diligent work was recognized on April 12, 2019, in Washington, D.C. These individuals along with their organizations have provideed excellent service to their communities.
Click here to read their bios.
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.
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.”
Find out more here.
NOVA’S 45TH ANNUAL TRAINING EVENT
July 22-25, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ
Registration for the conference is open through April 30, 2019. Mingle with advocates, share stories, and enjoy the numerous workshops and events.
Learn more by clicking 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.”
VICTIM OFFENDER DIALOGUE
A Restorative Justice Initiative
“Most often, the VOD process results in a facilitated face-to-face meeting between the victim or survivor and the offender.”
Learn about the VOD process and how it can bring relief and answers to survivors, victims, and their loved ones by watching the video here.
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.