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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 Wallpaper Mural Non-woven 10578_VEA Diamond Abstract abstract art luxury l

“What if no one on staff speaks the survivor’s language?Photo Wallpaper Mural Non-woven 10703_VEA Pink Tiles Mosaic Pattern Mosaic Tiles 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 Mural Non-woven 10734_VEN Circles Mosaic abstract geometry geome

“We don’t have a policy for how to handle confidentiality obligations if there’s an emergency at our shelter.”Photo Wallpaper Mural Non-woven 10786_VEN Tiles abstract tiles pattern geometry

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 Non-woven 10935_VEA gold Peonies nature flowers garden meaThis 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 Non-woven 11089_VEN Flamingo Abstraction Art Design Modern 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

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  • 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 Non-woven 11391_VEN Flowers

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 11748_VE Beach Beach Tropical Palm Sky Water SeaIn 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 20035_VEN Green Forest Window View Nature Plant 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 20141_VEN bluee Wooden Cubes Imitation Wood SquarThis 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 20251_VEN Red Car in Fire Car Red Fire Speed Roa  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.Photo Wallpaper MURAL Room Art Venice Town Water Canal WALL DECOR Poster 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 Non-woven (fleece) Self-adhesive Foil 10040904-4, safety, and privacy. Safety Net is already scheduling trainings throughout 2019!

Legal Systems Toolkit

In September, we launched the much anticipated Photo Wallpaper Mural Non-woven 10080_VEN Graphite Corridor abstraction abstract. 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 Non-woven (fleece) Self-adhesive Foil 10040910-8

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 Non-woven (fleece) Self-adhesive Foil 3d Illusion a-B-0075-a-aWe 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 Non-woven (fleece) Self-adhesive Foil Flowers a-C-0072-a-a

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 Non-woven (fleece) Self-adhesive Foil Mandala Zen f-A-0624-a-aThis national training will use a new training curriculum to enhance the skills of judges presiding over cases where there is technology misuse. Photo Wallpaper Non-woven (fleece) Self-adhesive Foil World Map k-A-0189-a-a