Increasing Access to Healing Services and Just Outcomes for Older African American Crime Survivors
Please join us for this interactive virtual convening to learn about a new resource for the crime victims field, the Increasing Access to Healing Services and Just Outcomes for Older African American Crime Survivors toolkit. This resource centers the voices and lived experiences of older Black victims seeking supports and services from the crime victims field and it names the various structural oppressions within society and the victim assistance field which limit the ability of older African American victims to access critical supports and services. Through a series of guided conversations, participants in this event will interface with the different parts of this toolkit, including content modules, video clips, and a reflections workbook. Participants will also have the opportunity to dialogue with and learn from subject matter experts and staff of the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life about specific strategies to enhancing services for older African American victims in their work. Moderated by Juanita Davis and Katie Block and featuring panelists LaTrice Buck.
LaTrice Buck founded INSPIRE Consulting in 2008 to counsel, educate, and train professionals in the field of trauma and substance abuse. LaTrice was the Director of the Milwaukee Women’s Center for over 14 years providing services in areas related to elder, later life, domestic and substance abuse, from prevention and treatment to management and program implementation. LaTrice is nationally recognized as an expert and trainer in family violence, substance abuse, and mental health services. She has trained Child Welfare, W2, and Criminal Justice professionals on the signs and effects of addiction and domestic violence.
Juanita Davis is the Associate Director for the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), a project of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (End Abuse). Juanita provides nationwide leadership, technical assistance, and training to professionals across the country on various topics related to abuse in later life, including advancing equity principles and enhancing responses to survivors from marginalized communities. Juanita oversees NCALL’s work on the Office for Victims of Crime’s National Resource Center on Reaching Underserved Victims. She also develops training resources, materials, and publications related to abuse in later life.
Katie Block is a Project Coordinator for the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), a project of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (End Abuse). Katie provides nationwide leadership, technical assistance, and training to victim services professionals across the country on topics related to abuse in later life, and elder justice. Katie coordinates NCALL’s work on the Office for Victims of Crime’s National Resource Center for Reaching Victims (NRC); a one-stop shop where professionals and policymakers may get information and expert guidance to enhance their capacity to identify, reach, and serve all victims.
This toolkit and the materials can be found on the Increasing Access to Healing Services resource page.