This 2-part training hosted by the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence looks at the strengths and gaps in effective sexual assault response and recovery. Jo Johnson, a social worker for over 40 years, completed a three-year fellowship at the Office for Victims of Crime gathering information on what exists, and what is needed to improve our response to sexual assault.
The second session of this workshop presented by Jo Johnson will focus on two areas: new information on offenders and patterns of offending and data banks and data sources. Information in each of these areas is expanding like never before.
In her OVC fellowship, Johnson was able to sit in on the roll-out of national initiatives like the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, the national update of the military response, the development of the Victim Service Provider Survey and many other federal-level projects. How might this improve local and state sexual assault response and how might it undermine our efforts to reduce sexual violence?
Event program available here.
This half-day conference includes speakers, panelists, and group discussion as we explore best practices in providing support to survivors of sexual violence on college and university campuses in our state in light of the recently released, revised Title IX regulations.
Viewers will have the opportunity to learn what prevention and response efforts have been successful on other campuses, hear from policymakers about the role of state law, and explore available community-based resources.
Culture change and public policy go hand in hand. Our cultural understanding of sexual assault has grown exponentially in light of the #MeToo movement, but Connecticut’s laws have not kept pace. Survivors of sexual assault who seek criminal justice should not be denied because of antiquated laws based on resistance, not consent.
State Representative Jillian Gilchrest and the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence welcome Erin Murphy to Connecticut for a Discussion on Consent & Connecticut Law.