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Victim Services Division

Resources for the Victim/Survivor Assistance Field
During the COVID-19 Pandemic

National Network to End Domestic Violence

https://nnedv.org/latest_update/nnedv-welcomes-passage-cares-act-additional-relief-still-needed-survivors-domestic-sexual-violence/.

Aequitas

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_O4R3SawtQ0S-fH0moHu28w

Aequitas will host a webinar on April 9th at 3:00 p.m. EST, entitled “Justice in the Time of COVID-19: Strategic Responses.” Webinar description: Social distancing and quarantine measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have affected all aspects of our society, including the judicial system. While these public health measures are necessary to keep our communities safe and healthy, court closures and subsequent delays in case processing, as well as other social distancing measures, will require criminal justice professionals to adapt in order to continue holding offenders accountable while protecting their rights; meeting victim/witness needs; and maintaining public safety.

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence

https://ta2ta.org/webinars/registration/remote-representation-for-dv-clients-privacy-the-c.html

The ABA Commission will host a webinar on April 3rd at 2 p.m. EST: “Remote Representation for Domestic Violence Clients: Privacy and the COVID Pandemic.”

Centers for Disease Control

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/children.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fprepare%2Fchildren.html

Important resources about COVID-19 and children

Futures Without Violence

https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/get-updates-information-covid-19/

  • Resources for survivors
  • Safety plans and self-care
  • Resources for domestic and sexual violence advocacy organizations
  • Remote workplace and technology resources
  • Shelter care and homelessness
  • Community care
  • Protecting immigrant families
  • Financial relief for vulnerable communities
  • Additional resources

Give an Hour

https://giveanhour.org/staying-mentally-healthy/

Download free resources at https://giveanhour.org/coronavirus-resources/:

  • Talking with your kids
  • Healthy habits for emotional well-being (available in English and Spanish)
  • Videos (perfect for sharing on social media!)

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Archived webinar, “Resilience in Perilous Times”

https://istss.org/education-research/online-learning/free-recordings#Resilience

National Center for Victims of Crime

https://victimsofcrime.org/

Bi-weekly webinars: “Crime Victims Community in COVID-19”

The webinar will focus on the needs of communities we serve; discuss best practices; and share self-care tips. NCVC will also be creating a Facebook group. For more information and to register, visit https://mailchi.mp/ncvc/cvcc.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

https://www.ncadv.org/

NCADV offers resources for domestic violence agencies on its website; and is seeking input about how domestic violence programs are adjusting and providing victim services today; the input form can be accessed at https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/zsfy3q71nFkWRVhg8.

National Institute of Corrections (U.S. Department of Justice)

https://nicic.gov/coronavirus

  • Upcoming Live Events related to COVID-19
  • Health updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Guidance from the White House
  • News about what agencies throughout the federal government are doing
  • The Bureau of Prisons response to COVID-19
  • Links to the COVID-19 webpages of professional associations

National Organization for Victim Assistance

https://www.trynova.org/news-updates/

NOVA offers resources, news articles and free webinars throughout April.

National Resource Center for Reaching Victims

https://www.evawintl.org/images/uploads/LETTA/Training%20Materials/COVID-19_guidance-law_enforcement.pdf

The Center offers transcripts and recordings of its national strategy sessions.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

https://www.nsvrc.org/blogs/resources-for-covid-19-response

  • General information
  • Sexual assault/child sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Disability community
  • Workplace
  • Racial justice & equity
  • Economic justice
  • Housing/homelessness
  • Self-care for survivors