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New Laws and Policies Improving Transgender Survivors’ Lives

February 13, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Archived Recording

(Webinar originally recorded on February 13, 2014)



In the last few years there have been literally dozens of positive, concrete changes in federal policy that have improved the lives of transgender people.  This webinar will discuss the policy developments that have the potential to broaden or change options available to transgender and gender non-conforming survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.  Victim service providers and allied professionals will learn about the specific policies and their direct application to the transgender and gender non-conforming survivors they serve.


Guest video clips:

Ilona Turner, Transgender Law Center

Harper Jean Tobin, National Center for Transgender Equality


Post-webinar resources:


Prison / Detention






Loree Cook-Daniels has been training about and working on policy changes to better address the needs of members of the transgender community since 1995. Prior to that, she worked for more than a decade on elder abuse and domestic violence issues. The two came together in 2004, when FORGE founded its Transgender Sexual Violence Project.

michael munson is the co-founder and Executive Director of FORGE, an organization focused on improving the lives of transgender individuals by building stronger connections, providing resources, and empowering growth through knowledge. His educational background is in psychology, with an emphasis in trauma. Munson’s work on violence against transgender and gender non-conforming individuals is groundbreaking, stressing the intersectionality between complex components of identity, experience, and societal constructs that can both spur violence, as well as catalyze healing for individuals and communities. He is passionate about engaging professionals to embrace these complexities and learn key skills to better serve their clients/constituents.


This project was supported by Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K121 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.



February 13, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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