Overview of Classes

MONDAY, JULY 19, 2009

History of the Movement
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Mark J. Addesa
Assistant Professor
Department of Criminal Justice
West Virginia State University

This session sets the context for the Academy by providing understanding of the historical events that gave rise to the work we are currently doing. The session will further discuss the movement’s impact on West Virginia.


Trauma of Victimization (Impact of Crime)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Laurie Thompsen
WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The trauma of victimization can have a profound and devastating impact on crime victims and their loved ones. It can alter the victim’s view of the world as a just place and leave victims with new and difficult feelings and reactions that they may not understand. It is important for victim assistance professionals to understand the different ways that crime can affect victims—psychologically, financially, physically and spiritually. Any discussion of the impact of crime on victims is necessarily general in scope. The following information is offered to help victim assistance professionals to be aware of the common types of reactions that victim’s experience, and should be used as general guidelines to provide direction and references for additional resources.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010

Navigating the Criminal Justice System
8:00 am - 9:50 am


Mark J. Addesa                          Andrea Darr
Associate Professor                    Victim Witness Liaison/Legal Assistance Department of Criminal Justice      WV Prosecuting Attorneys Institute
West Virginia State University

This session will provide valuable information on moving through the criminal justice system from arrest through prosecution, adjudication, probation, incarceration, parole, and release. This information is offered to allow the different service providers, in attendance, a glimpse in to the roles of the major players of the CJ system.


Victim’s Rights
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tracy Dorsey-Chapman
Victim Witness Coordinator
US Attorneys Office SDWV

This session will provide the student an opportunity to learn federal and state victim rights within a workable, as well as practical framework. Understanding the rights afforded victims by statue and professional practice are an essential element and tool for victim service providers.


Ethics/Confidentiality
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Teresa Tarr
Violence Against Women Resource Prosecutor
WV PAI

This session will discus the important of maintaining case and victim confidentiality and provide an opportunity to discuss and develop a foundation and understanding of basic professional responsibility and a respect for victim’s and people’s rights and dignity.


Crime Victim Compensation Fund
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Trish Miles
Community Liaison & Outreach Coordinator
WV Crime Victims Compensation Fund

This session will provide the student an understanding of the programs, services, and benefits provided by the Fund to crime victims.


Roles of Advocacy
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Gail Teare
Crime Victim Specialist
Kanawha County Sheriff's Department

Chris Frizzell

Victim Witness Coordinator

U.S. Attorney's Office NDWV

Tessa Cooper
Victim Specialist
FBI

Sandi Jaynes
Victim Services Manager
WV Division of Corrections

This session, working within small groups, will provide a glimpse into the roles of advocates in the various criminal justice systems: law enforcement, community, prosecution, federal, and corrections.


Group Mentor Session
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Under the direction of an assigned mentor these sessions will allow time for group feedback, topic and issue discussion or any other useful conversation concerning the day’s activities or educational experience.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2010

Cultural Competency
8:00am – 9:50 am

Kenyatta Grant
WVCADV
Community Organizer Coordinator

This session will define cultural competency and explain the importance of cultural considerations in providing victim services. The student will be introduced to the multidimensional nature of culture and how this impacts the work we do.


Victim Resources
10:00am – 11:50 am

Nikki Erwin                                            Sarah Kinston
WVCADV                                              Domestic Violence Advocate
Community Organizer Coordinator              Branches, Inc.

This session will define cultural competency and explain the importance of cultural considerations in providing victim services. The student will be introduced to the multidimensional nature of culture and how this impacts the work we do.


Case Management

1:30 pm - 3 ;15 pm

Andrea Darr

Victim Witness Coordinator

WV Prosecuting Attorneys Institute


Preparing Witness for Testimony

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Phillip W. Morrison III

Director

WV Prosecuting Attorneys Institute

This session will provide insight and a working understanding to victims in helping and preparing victims to be better witenesses when delivery


Group Mentor Session
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Under the direction of an assigned mentor these sessions will allow time for group feedback, topic and issue discussion or any other useful conversation concerning the day’s activities or educational experience.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009

Death Notification
8:00 am - 9:50 am

Tessa Cooper
Victim Specialist
FBI

This session will provide the student insight into the importance of understanding and developing a process to deliver death notifications.


Child Victimization Issues
1:30 pm – 3:20 pm

Joyce Yedlosky

Protective Services Coordinator
WVCADV

This session will discuss types of abuse and the impact upon children we might often see in our work. We will explore the abuse and neglect response in WV and further discuss promising practices within the field to address this growing problem.


Responding to Child Victimization Issues

Corporal A. W. Scott

West Virginia State Police

11:00 - 12:00 pm


Adult Victimizations Issues (Domestic Violence)

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Sarah Kingston

Branches, Inc.

This session will provide instruction on violence against women issues specifically in the areas of domestic violence. We will discuss the definition of domestic violence; the scope of the problem, the mental and physical impact, and the need for a collaborative response.



Adult Victimizations Issues (Sexual Assault)

3:15 - 4:30 pm

Marla Wicox-Eddy
Director
REACH

This session will provide instruction on violence against women issues specifically in the areas of sexual assault.  We will discuss the definition of sexual assault; the scope of the problem, the mental and physical impact, and the need for a collaborative response.


Group Mentor Session
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Under the direction of an assigned mentor these sessions will allow time for group feedback, topic and issue discussion or any other useful conversation concerning the day’s activities or educational experience.


Group Mentor Session
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Under the direction of an assigned mentor these sessions will allow time for group feedback, topic and issue discussion or any other useful conversation concerning the day’s activities or educational experience.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2010

Developing Interview Skills
8:00 am – 9:50 am

Sergeant Mike Lynch
West Virginia State Police

This session will provide the basic structure and needed techniques for conducting an interview and the importance of establishing rapport and trust with the victim. We will be provided an opportunity to display and use our newly acquired skills.


Dealing with Death and Grief
10:00 am - 12:00pm

Linda Cooper
Advance Practical Nurse
License Professional Counselor

This session will provide the student with an understanding and process with dealing with grief and death and the associated issues as a victim service provider.


Developing Resilience
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Laurie Thompsen
Health & Mental Health Coordinator
WVCADV

The cost of occupational stress and burn out to service providers has become increasingly well documents. This session will discuss the need for providers to address their own mental, professional, and social needs so that they may successfully continue the good work they provide.


Collaboration for Victim’s Rights & Services
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Sue Julian
Team Coordinator
WVCADV

This session will continue to discuss the need for collaboration and multi-disciplinary response to crime victims to improve our efforts and work for crime victims and issues.