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Freedom from Sexual Violence

Event: Webinar: VAWA Grant Recipient Survivor Confidentiality Requirements


Join VRLC National Director for Training and Technical Assistance Jessica Mindlin, Esq., and TA Team Member Carol Schrader on November 16th at 10 AM Pacific (1 PM Eastern) for a review of updated VAWA confidentiality regulations.

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Are you a new VAWA grantee?  Are you an experienced VAWA grantee who is not yet familiar with the new VAWA confidentiality regulations that went into effect December 2016?  If so, this is the webinar for you!  The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) is a national technical assistance provider on privacy issues for all OVW grantees.  VRLC is offering this interactive, 1-hour, webinar to help lawyers, advocates, and other OVW grantees understand and apply VAWA’s confidentiality requirements. The webinar will provide an overview of the basic VAWA confidentiality requirements, including the most recent confidentiality regulations, followed by a discussion of frequently asked questions such as: When does VAWA allow the release of a survivor’s confidential information? What is required for a VAWA-compliant release of information?  How does case law effect the definition of “court mandate” under VAWA?

Carol Schrader provides training, mentoring, and consultation on privacy issues in sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Carol has advocated for survivors of gender-based violence throughout her career. She was a Harvard Divinity School student intern, board member and safe home provider in East Boston; a legal intern with the National Whistleblower Law Center, Federal Defender Office, Jamaica Plain Legal Services, and Greater Boston Legal Services while attending Northeastern University School of Law; a legal aid attorney in Cleveland and Portland; the executive director of a nonprofit working to end domestic violence and sexual assault through school-based programs in Portland; the manager of the Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victims’ Rights Compliance Project and Victims’ Rights Section; a staff attorney and program manager for the National Crime Victim Law Institute; and a project manager for the Oregon Crime Victims Law Center.