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Serving Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Sexual Assault Victims

June 25, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

ovc-web-forum-screencapture.fwOn June 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), in commemoration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Loree Cook-Daniels and michael munson on best practices for serving transgender and gender non-conforming sexual assault victims. Cook-Daniels is the Policy and Program Director for FORGE, an organization focused on improving the lives of transgender individuals by building stronger connections, providing resources, and empowering growth through knowledge. Cook-Daniels has been involved in advocacy, research, training, and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations since 1975. Cook-Daniels serves on the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s National Policy Roundtable, the National LGBT Aging Roundtable, and the Obama Administration’s New Beginning Initiative to identify pro-LGBT policy changes. Cook-Daniels also cochairs the Policy Committee of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs.

munson is the cofounder and Executive Director of FORGE. munson has been active within the transgender/SOFFA (significant others, friends, families, and allies) community since 1994. munson is a long-time political activist, speaking out against social injustice within the transgender/SOFFA community and beyond, and attentively and compassionately listening to those whose voices often remain unheard. munson also has authored numerous publications for service providers and allied professionals, including “Creating a Trans-Welcoming Environment: A Tips Sheet for Sexual Assault Service Providers.”

For more information, view OVC’s new online guide, Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault, at www.ovc.gov/pubs/forge/index.html. Visit the OVC Web Forum now at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum to submit questions for Cook-Daniels and munson and return on June 25 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Go to http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum/asp/participate.asp for instructions on how to participate.


OVC’s Web Forum allows participants to tap into a national network of people with various backgrounds who face similar challenges and experiences. It is the perfect place for crime victim service providers and allied professionals to gain peer insight and support related to best practices in victim services. Please be reminded that the Web Forum is a public domain and personal or case information should notbe shared.


To see OVC’s email announcement, click here:  http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/WebForumNotice/061214/welcome.html


June 25, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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