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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.”bluee pink Polish Pottery Garden Bloom Dinner Plate

“What if no one on staff speaks the survivor’s language?bluee pink Polish Pottery Garden Butterfly Espresso Cup & Saucer 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.”bluee pink Polish Pottery Garden of Eden Bubble Mug

“We don’t have a policy for how to handle confidentiality obligations if there’s an emergency at our shelter.”bluee pink Polish Pottery Gladiolus 16 Piece Dinner Set

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!

bluee pink Polish Pottery Grapes Butter Dish with Cobalt TrimThis 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,bluee pink Polish Pottery Guilietta 5 PC Flatware Set 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 reportingbluee pink Polish Pottery Holiday Pine Cereal Soup Bowl

  • Community collaborations

  • Upholding confidentiality in emergency situations

  • Navigating language access and confidentiality

  • Handling official third party demands for survivor information

  • Selecting and using databasesbluee pink Polish Pottery Indigo Tea for One

  • 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.bluee pink Polish Pottery Jungle Flower Mug

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. bluee pink Polish Pottery Maia Pie PlateIn 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.bluee pink Polish Pottery Maria Pie Plate Here’s a quick look at some of our 2018 accomplishments and some of the good work we have ahead of us in 2019.

bluee pink Polish Pottery Mosaic Flower Medium VaseThis 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.bluee pink Polish Pottery Nature Large Serving Platter  In need of Technical Assistance? Fill out our Technical Assistance request form.

Trainings

In 2018, we spent almost 400 hours providing trainings to victim advocates, legal services organizations, law enforcement officers, technology companies, and other community stakeholders.bluee pink Polish Pottery Peach Blossom Pie Plate 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 technologybluee pink Polish Pottery Red Daisy Tissue Box, safety, and privacy. Safety Net is already scheduling trainings throughout 2019!

Legal Systems Toolkit

In September, we launched the much anticipated bluee pink Polish Pottery Cupid Soap Dispenser & Toothbrush Holder. 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. bluee pink Polish Pottery Rustic Pines Medium Covered Baking Dish

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. bluee pink Polish Pottery Savannah Round BakerWe 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. bluee pink Polish Pottery Sofia Soap Dispenser & Toothbrush Holder

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. bluee pink Polish Pottery Stars Heart PlateThis national training will use a new training curriculum to enhance the skills of judges presiding over cases where there is technology misuse. bluee pink Polish Pottery Tranquility Cross