Thursday, October 3, 2013

Seminars on Victims of Crimes

The National Center for Victims of Crime, in conjunction with the Maryland Crime Victim Services, Maryland Crime Victim Resource Center, National Crime Prevention Council, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving, will be offering two free training seminars for criminal justice practitioners, victim advocates, SANE Nurses, mental health therapists and other allied professionals. 

The seminars, Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Maryland, will explore how victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, child sex abuse, drunk driving, homicide, workplace violence, terrorism, elder abuse, identity theft and financial and property crimes can use civil lawsuits to obtain justice, hold responsible parties accountable, prevent future crimes, and obtain the financial resources victims need to rebuild their lives.  The program will cover resources and strategies for victims considering civil lawsuits, and will include a panel of attorneys to answer specific questions of Maryland law.

The seminars run from 9:00 am to 4:30 p.m. It will be held at Public Welfare Foundation 1200 U Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009-4443 on October 9th and at the James N. Robey Public Safety Training Center, 2200 Scott Wheeler Drive, Marriottsville, MD 21104 on October 11th.  Continental breakfast and a complimentary lunch will be provided.

There is no cost to attend, but space is limited, so please reserve your space today.

To register on-line, use the following link:

Washington, D.C.*:          

Attached is a flyer advertising the seminar and information about the presenters, please post it in your workplace. We look forward to seeing you.

*Although located in Washington, D.C., the training is specific to Maryland law.