Free Forum re Child Sex Abuse Bill (Act 68) Authored by Sen. Shimabukuro & Other Civil Justice Issues 12/5/12

Free Hawaii Crime Victim Training on Civil JusticeThe National Center for Victims of Crime, in conjunction with the Office of the Attorney General, the Sex Abuse Treatment Center, Mental Health Association of Hawaii, Hawaii Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and the University of Hawaii Women’s Center, will be offering a free training seminar for criminal justice practitioners, victim advocates, mental health therapists and other allied professionals.

The seminar, Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Hawaii, will explore how victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, child sex abuse, drunk driving, homicide, workplace violence, terrorism, elder abuse, identity theft and financial and property crimes can use civil lawsuits to obtain justice, hold responsible parties accountable, prevent future crimes, and obtain the financial resources victims need to rebuild their lives.  The program will cover resources and strategies for victims considering civil lawsuits, and will include a panel of attorneys to answer specific questions of Hawaii law.

Hawaii recently enacted a statute creating a civil window for victims of child sex abuse, which allows them to file a lawsuit without regard to the statute of limitations. This seminar will offer information to help increase awareness among survivors about this remedy which is available to them for only a limited time.

The seminar runs from 9:00 am to 4:30 p.m.

It will be held at:
–     J. Walter Cameron Center on Maui on Monday, December 3rd
–     Glad Tidings Church in Hilo on December 4th

–     Manoa Grand Ballroom in Honolulu on Wednesday, December 5th.Continental breakfast and a complimentary lunch will be provided.

There is no cost to attend, but space is limited, so please reserve your space today.

To register on-line, use the following link:     http://www.victimsofcrime.org/training

Attached is a flyer advertising the seminar and information about the presenters, please post it in your workplace. We look forward to seeing you.

Jeffrey R. Dion Deputy Executive Director National Center for Victims of Crime
Director National Crime Victim Bar Association
2000 M ST, NW Ste 480 Washington, DC 20036
(202) 467-8717 www.victimbar.org
An affiliate of the National Center for Victims of Crime www.VictimsOfCrime.org

Please consider the National Center for Victims of Crime (#11293) as the recipient of your gift to the Combined Federal Campaign.
For more information about the CFC program, visit www.opm.gov/cfc.

Note from Sen. Shimabukuro: For more information about Act 68, the recent child sex abuse legislation, go to –
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=2588

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