The Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence presents...

2021 kNOw More Webinar Series:
Identifying and Responding to Stalking

WHERE: via ZOOM
WHEN

Tuesday, February 02, 2021, 
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM ChST

Wednesday, February 03, 2021, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM ChST

Thursday, February 04, 2021, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM ChST

Friday, February 05, 2021, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM ChST



We are currently coordinating with the University of Guam to offer CEUs.


This webinar is funded in part by Grant #2019‑MU‑AX‑0014 awarded by the US Department of Justice (USDOJ), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW); Grant #G‑2001GUSDVC awarded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, Administration for Children and Families; and Grant #STOP 2017‑WF‑AX‑0041 and Grant #STOP 2018‑WF‑AX‑0027 provided by the Governor’s Community Outreach – Federal Programs Office, Office of the Governor of Guam, awarded by the USDOJ/OVW. The opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this event do not necessarily reflect the views of these funding agencies.

 
Webinar Description

2021 kNOw More Webinar Series: Identifying and Responding to Stalking

Join GCASAFV as we aim to focus on Stalking Prevention and Awareness through training provided by Stalking Prevention, Awareness and Resource Center (SPARC), a project of AEquitas. This four day webinar will focus on stalking behaviors and prevalence, identifying stalkerware and other forms of stalking technology, law enforcement investigations and prosecutions and stalking harassment, risk assessments and profiling. This webinar series will feature panelist presentations by Jennifer Landhuis, Director of SPARC, Jane Anderson, Attorney Advisor for AEquitas and Mark Kurkowski, SPARC independent consultant.


Presenter Biographies:

Jennifer Landhuis, M.S.
Jennifer is the Director of the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC), a project of AEquitas. SPARC is an initiative aimed at ensuring first responders and other allied professionals have the specialized knowledge to identify and respond to the crime of stalking. SPARC also provides the tools, resources, and support needed to promote victim safety and offender accountability in stalking cases. Jennifer began her career as an advocate for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking where she spent a decade providing these services as well as public education on these issues. Jennifer also served as the Director of Social Change at the Idaho Coalition where she led statewide projects such as the Idaho Victim Assistance Academy and the Idaho Coordinated Response to Domestic and Sexual Violence. Jennifer has been an advocate and educator on the issues of stalking, domestic violence, and sexual assault for 23 years and has her Masters of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

Jane Anderson
Jane Anderson brings her expertise in prosecuting domestic violence, stalking, sexual violence, and human trafficking to her role as an Attorney Advisor with AEquitas. Prior to joining AEquitas, Jane served as a prosecutor in Miami, Florida where she tried many of the state’s first human trafficking cases. In her role as a founding member of the Human Trafficking Unit, Jane developed policies to better identify and provide necessary services to trafficking victims, while ensuring offender accountability through the use of digital evidence and creative charging decisions. Jane also served as a supervisor in the Domestic Violence Unit, where she trained new attorneys and oversaw the prosecution of domestic violence, stalking, and violations of protection orders. Throughout her career, Jane prosecuted felony-level crimes of all types, including homicide, kidnapping, and sexual assault. Jane graduated cum laude from American University, Washington College of Law and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mark Kurkowski
Mark Kurkowski retired in his 28th year, as a law enforcement officer with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Mr. Kurkowski has 24 years of experience and training in investigating incidents of intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual assault, while he was assigned to the Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART Unit), The Grants To Encourage Arrest Program, and the St Louis Regional Domestic Violence Prevention Team. Mr. Kurkowski provides trainings on a local, statewide, and national level. He is currently an independent consultant to the Stalking, Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center, through AEquitas and previously with the Stalking Resource Center as well as the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. He is a certified instructor with BK Forensics, a consultant for the US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime-Training and Technical Assistance Center, and an instructor with the National Sheriffs Association.
Webinar Series Agenda
(Updates will be posted on www.GuamCoalition.org)


Day 1 Tuesday, February 02, 2021
Stalking Prevalence, Dynamics and Intersections

Day 2 Wednesday, February 03, 2021
The Use of Technology to Stalk

Day 3 Thursday, February 04, 2021

The Investigation and Prosecution of Stalking

Day 4 Friday, February 05, 2021
Risk Assessment and Safety

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