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January 17, 2006

Sexual Violence Prevention Network Meeting: Male Victimization - Perspectives on Prevention, Friday, February 3, 2006, St. Cloud, MN

Please come to the next meeting of the Sexual Violence Prevention Network - a quarterly gathering to support information sharing, networking and collaboration - co-hosted by: the MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the MN Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs, and the MN Department of Health.

Sexual Violence Prevention Program
Friday, February 3, 2006
10:30 – 2:30 p.m. (Note new time)

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites
75 37th Avenue, S.
St. Cloud, MN 56302 (use Mapquest for directions)
(320) 253-9000

Lunch will be provided

R.S.V.P. Required (by Monday, January 30, 2006)

Contact Amy Kenzie, (651) 281-9810 if you plan to attend.

Please note: Requests for special accommodations must be made by Tuesday, January 24, 2006 (please provide name, telephone number and type of accommodation to Amy Kenzie).

Special Topic: Male Victimization – Perspectives on Prevention, John Bullough from the Rape & Sexual Abuse Center, Minneapolis, MN

Agenda (Please note the new format)
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Registration, Networking/ Resource Set-up (be sure to bring resources to announce/share)
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Welcome, introductions, and information and resource sharing
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Lunch and small group discussions
12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. – Presentation
2:15 a.m. – 2:30 a.m. – Wrap up and evaluation

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Web Forum: Exploring Stalking Awareness and Enhancing Victim Services, January 27, 2006

January is Stalking Awareness Month, so join Dr. David Lisak of the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Department of Psychology, on the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Web Forum to discuss stalking awareness and best practices in victim services, January 27, 2006 at 2 p.m. (E.T.). Dr. Lisak is an expert on the links between psychological trauma, sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and masculine socialization. Please direct any questions about the Web Forum to the OVC.

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Public Health Presents: See Jane Hit, with Dr. James Garbarino, February 22, 2006

James Garbarino, Ph.D., author of Lost Boys, will be speaking from his latest book See Jane Hit, a ground-breaking investigation of the explosion in violent behavior by girls: its causes, consequences and possible solutions. This event is will be sponsored by: Ramsey County Public Health, The Initiative for Violence - Free Families in Ramsey County; the Minnesota Department of Health Injury & Violence Prevention Unit; and the College of St. Catherine.

See Jane Hit
February 22, 2006
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jeanne d'Arc Auditorium
College of St. Catherine

Objectives:After attending this presentation, participants will

  • Learn groundbreaking information regarding violent behavior in girls.
  • Explore the reasons for the rise in girls' violence.
  • Learn about the impacts of American culture on the rise in girls' violence and possible responses.

To register, call the Public Health Registration Line, (651) 266-2444 and select #4, See Jane Hit. Online registration is also available. If you have any questions, contact Sharon Lynch, (651) 266-2505.

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Partners for Violence Prevention is sponsoring a free training on Talking About Touching, March 13, 2006

Talking About Touching is a Preschool-Grade 3 curriculum, created by the Committee for Children, that uses a variety of multi-sensory activities to teach and reinforce personal safety skills. The training will enable participants to

  • Teach the Talking About Touching program effectively.
  • Understand the issue of child abuse and provide ongoing support to an abused child.
  • Understand their responsibility as mandated reporters.

More about Talking About Touching is available from the Committee for Children.

Who should attend?

  • classroom teachers
  • health educators
  • counselors
  • school psychologists
  • school social workers
  • intervention specialists
  • social service providers
  • administrators
  • in-service directors
  • curriculum supervisors

Talking About Touching
St. Paul Public Schools District Office
360 Colborne St. (parking is available in the front lot as well as on the street)
Rooms J and K
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 767-8100

Monday, March 13th, 2006
8:15 am – 4:00 pm

Lunch will be provided.

A Talking About Touching curriculum kit will be provided free to each of the first 10 schools/agencies to register.

Please call Julie Hessler (651) 241-8529 by February 17th to register. Space is limited to 40 participants.

If you have questions about this training, please call Moira Lynch (651) 241-5862.

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The Third Annual Art of Recovery Exhibit

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Office of Justice Programs and the Minnesota State Arts Board invite entries for an art exhibit to heighten public awareness about crime victims and their rights and to commemorate National Crime Victim Rights Week, April 23 - 29, 2006. The third annual Art of Recovery exhibit will open Friday, April 21, 2006, and remain on display in the Arts Board office gallery until Friday, June 30, 2006. The exhibit will be part of the Saint Paul Art Crawl on April 21 - 22, 2006. Entries are due by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, January 23. Complete entry instructions are available from the Office of Justice Programs.

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New articles posted at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center Library website

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center Library (NSVRC) has recently added new resources to their collection. The library database contains the library collections of both the NSVRC and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. Visit the NSVRC to see what's new.

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Job Announcement: Advocacy Coordinator

The Council on Crime and Justice (CCJ) is a non-profit agency committed to building community capacity to address the causes and consequences of crime and violence through research, demonstration and advocacy. The CCJ currently has an opening for an Advocacy Coordinator.

Advocacy Coordinator

  • Develop materials and coordinate activities to support CCJ’s law reform efforts involving both legislation and litigation
  • Work with CCJ’s Research Department to ensure that the research efforts are aligned with the advocacy efforts, including coordinating with CCJ’s “Call to Action” project
  • Coordinate the legal, legislative and policy activities
  • Recruit CCJ clients to form an advocacy advisory committee and provide public outreach and education around CCJ’s law reform efforts

Bachelor’s degree in public policy, criminal justice or related field required, Juris Doctorate preferred and experience in legislative advocacy and non- profit project management, or equivalent education and experience sufficient to perform the responsibilities. Knowledge of legal issues and processes. Ability to recruit, organize and establish effective relationships with all stakeholders. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to be self-motivated, take initiative and work with minimal supervision. Ability to work effectively across cultures and demonstrate sensitivity to ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, socio-economic class and faith.

Full-time, exempt position with competitive compensation package.

To Apply
Submit resume and cover letter by Friday, January 20, 2006 to or

Council on Crime and Justice
822 South 3rd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55415

People of color are encouraged to apply. The Council on Crime and Justice, EEO/AA.

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