TRAININGAdvocating for the Sexual Assault Survivor within the Criminal Justice System

Two day training conference: Advocating for the Sexual Assault Survivor within the Criminal Justice System

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  • Reimbursement scholarships are available for 2-night hotel reimbursement if 50 miles outside of Albuquerque, and/or mileage reimbursement (one round trip, for personal vehicles ONLY)
    -Prosecution-Based Advocates (DA, USAO, AGO, and Tribal) and Court Investigators will have priority for scholarships
  • Eligible Participants: Prosecution-Based Advocates (DA, USAO, AGO, Tribal), Court Investigators, Community Based Advocates

NMCSAP encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please call 505-883-8020 or email Carla in advance of your participation.

Meg Garvin, M.A., J.D., is the executive director of the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) and a clinical professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School. Garvin is recognized as a leading expert on victims’ rights.  She has testified before Congress, state legislatures, and the Judicial Proceedings Panel on Sexual Assault in the Military.  In 2014, she was appointed to the Victims Advisory Group of the United States Sentencing Commission and during 2013-2014 she served on the Victim Services Subcommittee, of the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crime Panel of the United States Department of Defense.

Christopher Wilson, PsyD., is a licensed psychologist and nationally recognized dynamic and entertaining speaker and trainer from Portland, Oregon. For the past sixteen years he’s worked with victims and perpetrators of crime. He currently has a small private practice of individual clients, conducts psychological evaluations for the Oregon Department of Human Services, and trains nationwide on a variety of issues including sexual assault, domestic violence, and the neurobiology of trauma. His audiences have included judges, attorneys, civilian, campus, and military law enforcement officers, college and university Title IX administrators and investigators, victim advocates, and mental health professionals. He has provided training for organizations across the country including the US Department of Justice, the US Department of the Interior, the US Navy, the US Marine Corps, the US Army, the US Office for Victims of Crime, and the National Crime Victim Law Institute. Dr. Wilson is also a trainer for the US Army’s Special Victims Unit Investigation Course, and two nationally recognized programs: Legal Momentum, providing training for the judiciary, and the You Have Options Program, providing training for law enforcement on the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview, designed by Chief Russell Strand of the United States Army.

-Prosecution-Based Victim Advocate: Roles, Boundaries, Differences, Strategies for Challenges, and Increasing Victim Participation
-Victim Rights of the Sexual Assault Survivor
-Ethics, Survivor Privacy, Confidentiality, Legal Privilege of Private Communications
-Legal Chart of the Judicial Process for Sexual Assault Survivors
-Protective Orders for Sexual Assault
-LGBTQI in the Criminal Judicial System
-Neurobiology of Trauma and Communication
-Language Access in the Courts
-U-Visa and T-Visa and Sexual Assault Survivor
-Advocacy within the Native Population
-Survivors with Disabilities
-Civil Law Remedies for Sexual Assault Survivors

If approved for hotel reimbursement scholarship, please book your room before May 14, 2018:
Special group rate $93.00 per night at Courtyard Albuquerque (toll-free: 1-800-321-2211)
Book your group rate for NM Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs  (Last day to book: 5/14/18)

“This project was supported by subgrant 2018-WF-423 awarded by the NMCVRC for the STOP Formula Grant Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in the publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NMCVRC or the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.”