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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.”Photo Wall Paper Stone Stone Look Stones Wall Liwwing No. 19

“What if no one on staff speaks the survivor’s language?Photo Wall Paper Trees Forest River Water Natural Liwwing No. 1616 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.”Photo Wallpaper Giant wall mural 144x100 inch Pink pinks Flowers - no adhesive

“We don’t have a policy for how to handle confidentiality obligations if there’s an emergency at our shelter.”Photo Wallpaper Mural 10078_P Pink Corridor with balls abstraction abstract 3D

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!

Photo Wallpaper Mural 10217_P Tunnel abstraction flowers art tunnel 3DThis 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,Photo Wallpaper Mural 10669_P Coastal Grass nature landscape maritime sea ocean 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:

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  • Community collaborations

  • Upholding confidentiality in emergency situations

  • Navigating language access and confidentiality

  • Handling official third party demands for survivor information

  • Selecting and using databasesPhoto Wallpaper Mural 11391_P Flowers

  • 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.Photo Wallpaper Mural 20015_P Flower Alley Nature Plants Avenue Pink Tree Wood

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. Photo Wallpaper Mural Non-woven 0061770D13 Multicolour Powder ExplosionIn 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.Photo Wallpaper Mural Non-woven 10060_VEN Herbs nature plants flower flowers her Here’s a quick look at some of our 2018 accomplishments and some of the good work we have ahead of us in 2019.

Photo Wallpaper Mural Non-woven 10107_VEA Mosaic Abstraction Abstract Art GeometThis 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.Photo Wallpaper Mural Non-woven 10156_VE Bear Rainbow bears Multicolour Colourfu  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.Photo Wallpaper Mural Non-woven 10236_VEA Purple Flowers Alley nature landscape 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 technologyPhoto Wallpaper Mural Non-woven 10578_VEA Diamond Abstract abstract art luxury l, safety, and privacy. Safety Net is already scheduling trainings throughout 2019!

Legal Systems Toolkit

In September, we launched the much anticipated Phillips Fastener 4 in. Internal Square Bugle-Head Drywall Screws (25. 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. Photo Wallpaper Mural Non-woven 10736_VEA Circles Mosaic abstract geometry geome

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. Photo Wallpaper Mural Non-woven 10933_VEN Yellow Peonies nature flowers garden mWe 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. Photo Wallpaper Mural Non-woven 11201_VEN Mosaic Abstraction Art Design Modern M

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. Photo Wallpaper Mural Non-woven 11358_VEN Treppe zum Garten Nature Garden PlantsThis national training will use a new training curriculum to enhance the skills of judges presiding over cases where there is technology misuse. Photo Wallpaper Mural Non-woven 11511_VEN View View Window City Water Gondola Ve