Thank you for visiting the VSTracking newsletter!
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, Non-victim Timesheets, and Document Storage.
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!
|WE’LL SEE YOU THERE!|
|The Ohio Attorney General’s Office presents:|
|The 28TH ANNUAL
||“Hidden Victims, Hidden Crime”
May 20-21, 2019
DID YOU KNOW?
Our latest version can be displayed in multiple languages! VSTracking software is now available in French and Spanish, as well! Try out the demo and explore for yourself.
The Advocate’s Corner
INTERNATIONAL MISSING CHILDREN’S DAY
From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP):
“Missing Children’s Day is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority. It serves as a reminder to continue our efforts to reunite missing children with their families and an occasion to honor those dedicated to this cause.”
Click here to learn more.
IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE, ANYONE CAN STOP IT
A Victim Advocate’s Call to Action
“Staff Sgt. Jarrod Peterson, sexual assault Victim Advocate, tells his story and poses for a photo on April 10, 2019, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Peterson volunteered to be a Victim Advocate after someone close to him was sexually assaulted and he realized his passion for protecting those around him. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)”
Click here to read more.
SEEKING JUSTICE AND HEALING
Local delegate, victim advocate start conversation about sexual assault
“After three years of advocacy, victims and survivors of sexual assault finally have a codified set of rights to support them along their path to justice.
In March, the West Virginia Legislature passed SB72 — known as “The Survivor’s Bill of Rights” or “Hazel’s Law.””
Read the article here.
New App Helps Violent Crime Survivors and Behavioral Health Patients
“The Pittsburgh Center for Victims is offering survivors of violent crimes a way to stay informed about the legal status of their perpetrators. The center has worked with the Allegheny County Jail to keep survivors informed about release dates for more than 20 years, but according to Center for Victims CEO Laurie MacDonald, the app takes this work a step further.”
Click this link to read more.
WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES
Coos County citizens fight violence against women
“More than 50 men donned a pair of high heels to help fight domestic violence against women” at Southwestern Oregon Community Colleges 5th ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ event. This includes the SWOCC baseball team and its catcher, Jordan Katnik.”
Watch the video here.
“WHAT WERE YOU WEARING?”
Survivor Art Installation
“Shoppers at Towne Square Mall[in Owensboro, KY] may notice used, dated clothing in window displays at the center’s rear entrance. The clothing, not for sale or associated with any store, is part of a display” to help the public “understand sexual assault is never about the clothing worn by victims and “the act of shedding those clothes is never enough to bring peace or comfort to survivors.””
Read the article here.
The call for presenters is open for the 31st Annual COVA Conference, October 27-30, 2019, in Keystone, CO.
Deadline May 31, 2019.
Find out more here.
“The NOVA Mobile App is replacing all paper programs and materials. Through NOVA’s free mobile app, you will get up-to-the-minute information!”
Learn more by clicking here.
OVWA provides education and training, supplies assistance, and promotes policy change. But did you know that OVWA also issues up-to-date and relevant state and nationally recognized best practices and resources for advocates and allies. And they also have resources available specifically for victims and witnesses.
To view and download resources, click here.
TVSA was created as a place for victim service providers to train and connect in such a way that supports and prepares them for providing the highest quality service to victims and their communities.
Find out more here.