Advocates are saying:

“Some survivors don’t reach out because they’re worried about mandated reporting requirements. This gets in the way of us being able to help.”WALL MURAL PHOTO WALLPAPER XXL Modern Abstract Flowers Leaves Pattern (10294WS)

“What if no one on staff speaks the survivor’s language?WALL MURAL PHOTO WALLPAPER XXL Mountain Ranges Peaks Landscape (JD-1288WS) How do we find a translator they feel safe with? And what agreements should be in place to protect victims’ privacy?”

“We get pressure from our community partners to share victim information. When we don’t, they get frustrated and that makes collaboration difficult.”WALL MURAL PHOTO WALLPAPER XXL Ocean View (1324WS)

“We don’t have a policy for how to handle confidentiality obligations if there’s an emergency at our shelter.”WALL MURAL PHOTO WALLPAPER XXL Pink pinks (3518WS)

Is your agency facing similar difficulties?

Mark your calendar and join us September 9th & 10th in Atlanta, GA for the 2019 National Confidentiality Conference – Strictly Confidential: Protecting Survivor Privacy in Federally Funded Programs!

WALL MURAL PHOTO WALLPAPER XXL River Forest Nature (1917WS)This training, provided by the National Network to End Domestic Violence and The Confidentiality Institute will help you, as victim service providers, navigate complex federal confidentiality obligations, through in-depth analysis, peer sharing, and scenario problem solving. Participants will explore the many layers of privacy, confidentiality obligations,WALL MURAL PHOTO WALLPAPER XXL Sea Water Ripple Horizon Sunset Sky (JD-1050WS) and technology in a tangible way. Learn how to implement best practices related to privacy and confidentiality while providing survivor-centered services, and how to build strategic relationships with community partners, while respecting your information sharing limitations.

The conference will cover a variety of topics including:

  • Mandated reportingWALL MURAL PHOTO WALLPAPER XXL Stratified Rice Fields Stream Railway (1X-747637W

  • Community collaborations

  • Upholding confidentiality in emergency situations

  • Navigating language access and confidentiality

  • Handling official third party demands for survivor information

  • Selecting and using databasesWALL MURAL PHOTO WALLPAPER XXL View Modern Hall Beach Sand Sea Nature (10054WS)

  • Agency use of technology

  • Implementing survivor-centered best practices

Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of these issues and will be given resources and tools to better serve survivors.WALL MURAL PHOTO WALLPAPER XXL Wave Waves Sea Ocean Coast Seaside (JD-1231WS)

Can’t wait to see you there!

OVW approval pending. Registration will launch this summer! 

Please contact us with any questions. 



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The Safety Net Project spent 2018 continuing to provide training, technical assistance, and advocacy to the field around the intersection of technology and intimate partner violence. Wall mural wallpaper 315x232cm Autumn forest road Large home photo paper decorIn the coming year, we look forward to implementing new trainings and toolkits and continuing to work with partners and funders to address all the ways technology intersects with safety and privacy for survivors.Wall-Mounted Wooden Mailbox (City Mailbox) made by PA Amish - U Choose colors Here’s a quick look at some of our 2018 accomplishments and some of the good work we have ahead of us in 2019.

Wallpaper by Engblad & Co 3 complete rollsThis year we answered over 1,400 requests for technical assistance, spending 775 hours on technical assistance consultations! The most common requests were related to relocation and privacy issues for survivors, responding to technology misuse, and agency use of tech.Wallpaper Lot Carey Lind York Stripes Lot 3 Double Rolls  In need of Technical Assistance? Fill out our Technical Assistance request form.


In 2018, we spent almost 400 hours providing trainings to victim advocates, legal services organizations, law enforcement officers, technology companies, and other community stakeholders.Wallpaper Rolls gold Cream Beige Metallic Modern Embossed Textured Large Tiles We had the privilege of providing training to not only U.S. based agencies but also internationally. This included agencies in the UK, Singapore, Australia, and Austria, among others. Trainings we provided covered a wide range of issues at the intersection of technologyWalltastic Spiderman Murale 2,44 M x 3,05 M Bambini Arredamento Camera, safety, and privacy. Safety Net is already scheduling trainings throughout 2019!

Legal Systems Toolkit

In September, we launched the much anticipated WALL MURAL PHOTO WALLPAPER XXL Curtains Window View Port Mountains Sea (10628WS). This toolkit helps legal system stakeholders, including law enforcement, attorneys, court personnel, community corrections, and others identify what technology is relevant to a case and how to use technology evidence to hold offenders accountable. Warm Autumn Scenery in a Forest Wallpaper Mural Photo 45080526 budget paper

Annual Tech Summit

This year, we hosted our Technology Summit 2018 in San Francisco with our highest attendance rate to date. We had over 320 participants and a great group of technology company representatives and amazing presenters. Wassily Kandinsky - In bluee Abstract Art Poster Wallpaper Mural (95x71in)We also hosted a closed Women of Color in Technology Reception, a closed meeting for Coalition, Territory, and Tribal Coalitions, and an opening reception with demonstrations from technology companies and stations where participants could try products and learn more about technology and privacy. Waterfall Photo Wallpaper Mural Self-Adhesive Removable Salto Angel Venezuela

Looking Ahead…

Cyberviolence Court Training Initiative

In Spring 2019 Safety Net, in partnership with the National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges, will launch the Cyberviolence Court Training Initiative Judges Workshop. Waverly bluee Toile Wallpaper Border Wedgwood bluee 15 YrdsThis national training will use a new training curriculum to enhance the skills of judges presiding over cases where there is technology misuse. Weave Line Curves Glow Point Full Wall Mural Photo Wallpaper Print Home 3D Decal