Safety Net Project
Technology helps victims and their children successfully flee violent batterers, stalkers and rapists. But what millions don't realize is the dangerous and potentially lethal sides of various technologies in the hands of abusers and perpetrators. NNEDV's Safety Net: Safe & Strategic Technology Project addresses how technology impacts the safety, privacy, accessibility, and civil rights of victims by:
- Educating victims, their advocates and the general public on ways to use technology strategically to help find safety and escape domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, stalking and abuse;
- We have two dozen handouts, many in multiple languages at: Technology Safety Resources
- Training law enforcement, social services, coordinated community response teams and others how to hold perpetrators accountable for misusing technology to impersonate, harass, stalk, surveil, and threaten.
- Advocating for strong local, state, national and international policies and practices that ensure the safety, privacy and civil rights of all victims and survivors.
NNEDV's Safety Net Project addresses how technology can be harnessed successfully to do effective outreach, intervention, and violence prevention work.
Since 2002, the Safety Net Project has trained more than 50,000 advocates, police, prosecutors and others. Read more
May 3, 2013
For the first time ever, the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s (NNEDV) Safety Net project is opening up their annual national technology conference to victim advocates, service providers, attorneys, law enforcement, community corrections, and other professionals working with survivors on technology safety issues.
Date: July 29-31, 2013
Location: San Jose, CA
This unique training opportunity will focus on the various complex issues and concerns that come from the intersection of technology and domestic & sexual violence, stalking, and trafficking. Participants will be given the information and tools needed to respond to technology misuse, to enhance services for survivors of violence, and hold offenders accountable.
The registration fee includes access to all training sessions, receptions, and related events, as well as continental breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon breaks (does not include dinner).
All attendees must register by clicking here.
Early Bird (before June 15, 2013)
NNEDV Member: $250
Non-NNEDV Member: $350
Standard Registration (after June 15, 2013)
NNEDV Member: $350
Non-NNEDV Member: $450
OVW has approved some grantees to use their grant funds to attend this conference.
Grantees from OVW’s Campus, Legal Assistance for Victims, Supervised, Transitional Housing and the Youth grant programs have been conditionally approved to attend this conference, which means that they are required to contact their OVW program specialist to get approval specific to their award and to ensure that a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) is issued. A GAN must be completed by these grantees before using any funds related to attending this conference.
Grantees from Court Training and Improvements may send up to 2 participants and spend no more than $3,500 and Rural Program may send up to 4 participants (spending level not specified). These grantees DO NOT have to contact their program manager for prior approval. Grantees who are not required to get prior approval to attend this conference should be advised to place a “memo to the file” in their grant records indicating the conference approval code and their adherence to the criteria outlined above.
CEU credits will be offered through the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, and we are in the process of applying for MCLEs.
Click here for some of the session descriptions. Please note that this agenda is not final and may change slightly.
- Violence Against Women in a Digital Age
- Hands-on Technology Demonstrations
- Cell Phone Tracking
- Spoofing Caller ID
- Searching for Online Data
- Advocacy Track
- Assistive Technology
- Confidentiality in a Digital Age
- Identity Change & Relocation
- Safety Planning for Technology Misuse
- Selecting & Using Databases
- Frequently Asked Questions Around Programmatic Technology Policies
- Creating & Designing Apps: Best Practices & Tips
- Legal Track
- Civil Legal Responses to Technology Abuse
- Charging & Prosecuting Technology-Assisted Crimes
- Posting Images Without Consent: Legal and Safety Responses
- Virtual Visitation and Custody in a Digital Age
- The Ethical Landscape on Technology for Attorneys: Applying Heightened Scrutiny
- Law Enforcement Track
- Facebook’s Law Enforcement Response & Online Safety Tips
- Field Search: A Free Tool for Computer Examinations
- GPS Monitoring of Offenders
- Evidence Collection in Technology-Assisted Crimes
- Mobile Phone Seizure Certification
- NNEDV Safety Net Team
- AEquitas, The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women
- BK SolutionsFacebook
- Greater Boston Legal Services
- The Confidentiality Institute
The Tech Summit will be held at the Dolce Hayes Convention Center in San Jose, CA. You must reserve your own hotel room at the link below. We will not be responsible for reserving hotel rooms. The hotel rate is $121, plus sales tax (14%) and an HBID assessment of $0.75 per room, per night. Note that the deadline for making your hotel reservations is July 15, 2013. The room rate will not be available after that date. *Note: Please make sure to register for the conference before making your hotel reservation.
You can make your reservations by clicking here.
Sponsorship & Exhibiting Information
October 10, 2012
NNEDV launched its Technology & Confidentiality Resources Toolkit to assist domestic violence, dating abuse, sexual violence and stalking victim service organizations. The unique and innovative toolkit provides victim service organizations with specific and useful resources on confidentiality and privacy.
May 31, 2011
Sen. Al Franken (D) of Minnesota, met with representatives from a variety of Minnesota agencies that are concerned for the safety and privacy of victims with the use of modern technology. On Tuesday, May 10, Franken, chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, held a hearing on Protecting Mobile Privacy: Your Smartphones, Tablets, Cell Phones and Your Privacy. Read more
February 27, 2012
As part of the 2nd World Conference of Women's Shelters, NNEDV's Safety Net Project hosted a full day Institute on Technology: Violence Against Women in the Digital Age. Presenters illustrated ways that women's shelters and victims can use technology more safely and effectively. Participants...
December 7, 2010
NNEDV announced that it is joining Facebook’s Safety Advisory Board, becoming one of five organizations from North America and Europe to be a part of the group. NNEDV’s Safety Net Technology Project experts have worked with Facebook consistently to represent the needs of victims of domestic violence, cyber-stalking and teen dating violence.