Small-Group Training Opportunity for Attorneys Working with SA Survivors

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020 (All day) to Thursday, May 7, 2020 (All day)

The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) is excited to announce our 6th collaborative cohort training specifically for LAV and Rural-funded lawyers serving sexual assault survivors! This class will be held May 5-7, 2020 in Boston, MA. The training is free. LAV and Rural grantees may use their training funds and do not need special approval to attend. For 15 years, VRLC has delivered free, comprehensive legal services to sexual assault survivors, with a special emphasis on survivors of non-intimate partner assault. We are also OVW’s national technical assistance (TA) provider for LAV and Rural grantees funded to serve sexual assault survivors. VRLC lawyers both represent and provide TA nationally on privacy, safety, education, immigration, employment, housing, financial stability, and criminal justice matters. VRLC created this small-group, collaborative program to meet LAV and Rural grantees’ frequent requests for more in-depth support and technical assistance from our Massachusetts and Oregon TA attorneys.

Throughout this 3-day gathering, participants will engage in small group discussions, practice legal intakes, identify and discuss grant implementation challenges, and strategize program-specific solutions. We will then complement the in-person gathering with virtual group discussions. This is open to LAV and Rural funded lawyers only. Space is very limited. Priority will be given to 8 grantees who 1) prioritize serving with sexual assault survivors and desire to increase services to survivors of non-intimate partner sexual violence 2) are earlier in the grant cycle 3) are newer attorneys, and/or attorneys new to serving sexual assault survivors and/or 4) prioritize working with survivors experiencing multiple forms of oppression. Please note that while this cohort will prioritize newer attorneys, we will be hosting a similar class in the future specifically tailored to the needs of more experienced attorneys. Participants do not need OVW approval to attend this OVW-sponsored training. You may use OVW training and travel funds to attend. For more information, contact our TA team at ta@victimrights.org or see the application located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VRLC-Cohort-2020.

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