Sexual Violence Prevention E-News

Sexual Violence Prevention Network


August 24, 2004

Minutes (attendees and announcements) from the Sexual Violence Prevention Network meeting: Recruiting Youth into Prostitution, Friday, August 6, 2004

Rev. Al Erickson (presenter)
Adults Saving Kids
1901 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 872-0684

Sgt. Andrew Schmidt (presenter)
Minneapolis Police Department, FBI Task Force on Child Prostitution
350 South 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1389
(612) 673-2569,
(612) 673-2613 (fax)

Vednita Carter (presenter)
Executive Director
Breaking Free
770 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55104
(612) 645-6557
(612) 645-7073 (fax)

Carol Heuberger, Public Health Nurse
Crow Wing County Health Department
219 Laurel Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 824-1080

Judy Berger, Nurse
10687 153rd Street
Little Falls, MN

Carol Larson, Teacher
700 SW 3rd Street
Little Falls, MN 56345

Carla M. Ferrucci, Executive Director
Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
420 N. Fifth Street, Ste. 690
Minneapolis, MN 55401
( 612) 313-2797, ext. 201
( 612) 313-2799 (fax)

Beverly Slater, Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator
Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
420 N. Fifth Street, Ste. 690
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 313-2797, ext. 201 (CMF) Fax
(612) 313-2799 (fax)

Amy Kenzie, Project Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Health
Injury and Violence Prevention Unit
P.O. Box 64882
Saint Paul, MN 55164-0882
(651) 281-9810
(651) 215-8959 (fax)

Joline Hovland, Executive Director
Sara Hanson, Program Coordinator
Sexual Violence and Abuse Crisis Center
321 SW Fifth Street,
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 235-8001
(320) 235-7447(fax)

Joyce Paulson
Special Education Paraprofessional (EBD)
Bridgeway Learning Center
Willmar Public Schools
611 5th Street, SW
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 231-8565

Karen Garrels
MNCASA Board of Directors
4534 58th Avenue, No 333
(612) 730-6974

Amy Okaya
Minnesota Department of Health
Injury and Violence Prevention Unit
P.O. Box 64882
Saint Paul, MN 55164-0882
(651) 281-9874 Fax
( 651) 215-8959

Jude Foster
Program Director
Sexual Violence Center
2100 Pillsbury Avenue, S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 871-5100 ext 15
Starting transgender sexual assault support group in November 2004 with Outfront MN and District 202.

Rose Kramer, Director/Advocate
Sexual Assault Services, Inc.
217 South Seventh Street, Brainerd, MN
(218) 828-0494
Four brochures 35 cents for 1,000 copies or less; 30 cents for over 1000 copies: “Got a secret?” (aimed at adolescents), “Got a Date Tonight?” (date rape), “Got a Harassment Problem?” and “Are you talking to me” (about substance abuse/sexual assault). Great for college orientation packages. Call for more info.

Steve Hirsh, Executive Director
Center for Reducing Rural Violence
PO Box 393
Bemidji, MN 56619
(218) 751-1585
Center for Reducing Rural Violence Conference, October 11-12, Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge. Info on Website.

Jean Miller, Program Specialist
Office of Justice Programs, Crime Victim Services (OJP-CVS)
445 Minnesota Street, Ste. 2300
Saint Paul, MN 55101-1515
(651) 205-4815 Fax
( 651) 205-4808
Available brochures (distributed at this meeting): Crime Victim Rights, Financial Help for Victims of Violent Crime, and Handbook for Victim Service Providers. Contact OJP for additional brochures. Contact OJP for Reparations Training.

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Grant Alerts

Funding for the Greater Minnesota Community: Medica Foundation Offers Health Grant
The Medica Foundation funds community-based initiatives and programs that support the needs of Medica's customers and the greater Minnesota community.

Availability of Funds for Grants for Adolescent Family Life (AFL) Research
This announcement seeks proposals for grants for applied research addressing Adolescent Family Life program goals related to adolescent premarital sexual relations, pregnancy, and parenthood: helping adolescents avoid health risk behaviors; ensuring that adolescents have the supports necessary to pursue healthy and productive lives; and strengthening families.

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The Center for Reducing Rural Violence Conference, October 11-12, 2004, Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood, MN

The Center for Reducing Rural Violence is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide rural communities with the tools to create a path from the pain of violence to the practice and celebration of peace. At 6th CRRV Conference, each keynote and break-out session presentation will provide participants with skills about violence prevention and reduction from speakers with direct experience in each topic. As a participant you can expect to:

  • Learn about Proven and Promising Practices
  • Hear from current community projects across Minnesota
  • Engage in Discussion and Networking Opportunities

Who should attend
Social Service Professionals, Judges, Lawyers, Public Health Professionals, Law Enforcement Officers, Teachers, Victim Services, Elected Officials, Community Leaders, Faith Community Representatives and anyone who is interested in creating community solutions, in exploring new ideas, and/or in reducing violence in their community.

October 11-12, 2004

Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge,
Deerwood, MN (East of Brainerd)

$65.00 for both Day I & II, $35.00 for Day I or II Only

Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge has reserved rooms at a special rate for CRRV Conference participants until September 1, 2004. For more details or call Lorie Bourassa at 1-800-450-4545.

If cost is a concern, a limited number of scholarships are available.

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Documentary Film on the Realities of Rape, Sexual Violence, & Healing in African-American Communities

Aishah Shahidah Simmons announces the official launching of NO! (The Rape Documentary). NO! is the forthcoming feature length documentary about rape, other forms of sexual violence, and healing in African-American communities.

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The MN Network on Abuse in Later Life website is up!

Check out the new website for MN Network on Abuse in Later Life (MNALL) (link removed) . Also new with MNALL are some upcoming workshops. : Legal and Law Enforcement Issues Specific to “Over 50” Victims, Wednesday, September 8, 2004, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM.

Minnesota Network on Abuse in Later Life (link removed)
P O Box 130035,
Roseville, MN 55113-0001
(651) 636-5311

Domestic/Sexual Abuse In Later Life: Legal and Law Enforcement Issues Specific to "Over 50" Victims.
Wednesday, September 8, 2004
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
(Co-sponsored by Home Free Community Services)
House Of Hope Church
4800 Boone Ave. N
New Hope, MN
Registration begins at 8:30 am. Training begins at 9:00 am.


  • Information and Introductions
  • What is Abuse in Later Life? Barbara Doherty, Adult Protection MN Dept of Human Services; MNALL - Domestic Abuse.
  • Panel Discussion: How Do We Respond? Domestic Abuse Advocate- Home Free; Sexual Assault Advocate; Adult Protection; Local/Area Law Enforcement; Court Representative, Legal Services/Lawyer for seniors-BWLAP; LGBT Representative
  • Group Case Discussion

Who Should Attend
Battered women’s advocates, Sexual Assault Advocates, Adult Protection Personnel, Area Agency on Aging Personnel, Health Care Personnel, Law Enforcement, Legal/Court Personnel, Social Workers, Faith Community Leaders, members of senior organizations and any/all senior service providers.

3 hours CEU/P.O.S.T. credits.

Please forward this information to any of those persons in your community who may be able to participate - or send them a personal invite!

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Check out the redesigned Where's the Outrage website!

Allow the stories on Where is the outrage?, from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, to increase your awareness of sexual violence, its prevalence, and its horrifying reality. Let them fuel your outrage. And then turn your outrage into action to stop sexual violence!

August 10, 2004
Uncle Accused of Raping Girl. Family picnic turned upside down when Uncle rapes 3-year-old.

August 3, 2004
Couple Pleads Guilty to Raping 10-year-old boy. Over 20 charges of assault and rape.

July 28, 2004
Woman Assaulted by Ex-boyfriend when he came to discuss an issue with their son.

July 27, 2004
Berks Woman is Accused of Sex with Teenager Girl; they met online.

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Teenage Pregnancy and Associated Risk Behaviors Among Sexually Abused Adolescents

Teenage Pregnancy and Associated Risk Behaviors Among Sexually Abused Adolescents by Elizabeth M. Saewyc, Lara Leanne Magee and Sandra E. Pettingell, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Volume 36, Number 3, May/June 2004, pp. 98-105.
Previous research suggests a link between adolescent pregnancy and sexual abuse history, but most studies have used clinical samples of females only and single measures of abuse.

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Justice for Girls

Justice for Girls (JFG) is a Canadian organization that is working to eliminate poverty, homophobia, and race discrimination by allowing girls to take action. Their goal is to allow girls who have been victims of violence and live in poverty to act and speak out on their own behalf, rather than have adults speak for them.

This organization allows girls to work on creating a community that is a safe environment for all people. JGF is also educating people on the affects of violence and sexual abuse. Justice for Girls believes that unity is the best answer, for everyone.

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WHO Report-economic dimensions of interpersonal violence

The Economic Dimensions of Interpersonal Violence is the most recent violence prevention research report from WHO's Department of Injuries and Violence Prevention.

The report sends three key messages.

  1. The consequences of interpersonal violence are extremely costly.
  2. Prevention studies show evidence of cost effectiveness.
  3. For most of the developing world and many developed countries there is not even descriptive information about the direct costs of treating the consequences of interpersonal violence.

Together, these messages outline one of the major challenges in the years ahead, which is to systematically establish a solid base of evidence about the costs of interpersonal violence in all societies, and then to feed this evidence into policy-making and advocacy where it can strengthen arguments for the prevention of interpersonal violence.

Use this report to advance the interpersonal violence prevention agenda everywhere by using it to inform research on interpersonal violence in your own setting, and stimulate research into the economic aspects of interpersonal volume on a truly global scale.

Order printed copies.

Alexander Butchart, PhD, Coordinator, Prevention of Violence
Department of Injuries and Violence Prevention, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health
World Health Organization
20 Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27

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Position opening: Jacob Wetterling Foundation

Position Title: Manager, Programs
Status: Full time - non exempt
Salary: Commensurate with skills, experience & nonprofit sector
Organization: Jacob Wetterling Foundation (JWF's metro office)

Nature and scope of position
This new position within JWF will develop, manage, market, coordinate, implement, track and analyze foundation programs and personal safety educational messages to external audiences such as parents, children, volunteers, donors, funders and organizations. They will assist in developing the strategic direction, funding and measurable outcomes of foundation programs and related events. The candidate will develop related systems needed for communicating, training, measuring and reinforcing all programs. They will target and apply for potential funding related to specific programs. Work closely with peer managers located in two offices to develop related resources, budgets, project needs, prevention education messages, miscellaneous materials, grant reporting, outcome tracking, accounting, related to programs.

This new position reports to and works closely with the Executive Director and periodically with JWF’s board, select volunteers or partners. Their leadership and support in developing overall strategies, messages and systems will enhance foundation programs to the donors or volunteers who support them. Duties include developing action steps to accomplish the key tasks required to achieve the foundation’s overall, aggressive growth plan. Perform a limited number of presentations and media interviews related to programs and educational messages.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform the essential duties as listed
  • Passion for working with children and the issues that affect them (optimum: experience in issues related to the healthy/unhealthy sexuality and/or personal safety of children)
  • Ability to manage projects (plan, organize, prioritize and follow through)
  • Skills and experience in managing programs, developing measurable outcomes, working independently or within a remote team environment
  • Experience in nonprofit program management is mandatory; experience in for-profit organizations is helpful
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial and self-starter style
  • Ability to multi-task, design related systems and work with volunteers within a small, two-office nonprofit (13-year old, grassroots organization)
  • Experience developing, producing, implementing and presenting targeted communications for segmented audiences throughout the year

Technical Skills Required

  • Strong organizational skills (hard copy and electronic files/contacts, etc.)
  • Good project management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (grant writing experience is a plus)
  • Strong interpersonal skills that demonstrate diplomacy, tact and common sense
  • Presentation design & delivery; media interview skills are helpful
  • Outcome tracking skills used to assess donor program effectiveness
  • Moderate to strong skills using Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Office 2003

Send resume
Nancy Sabin, Executive Director - JWF
2314 University Ave, West - suite 14
St. Paul, MN 55114-1863

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