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Last month, Break the Cycle staff participated in the Trauma Informed Care Roundtable, conducted by the Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI) of the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Hosted by the US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, SVJI brought together 15 leaders in the violence against women movement to explore the concept of trauma-informed services and its current application with victims of violence and abuse.
Break the Cycle staff also participated in the US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women Campus Technical Assistance Proivder Meeting. Break the Cycle addressed the need for an increased focus on the needs of survivors of dating abuse on college and university campuses. They discussed the challenges of responding to and adjudicating an ongoing crime as well as seeking services or reporting dating abuse. To learn more about the DOJ OVW Campus Grant, and other grant programs go here
To learn more about our Technical Training & Assistance visit Our Trainings page on our website.