It’s National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Ten8Tech is honored to join more than 2,100 dedicated professionals in Chicago for the 2018 End Violence Against Women International Conference.
In 2016, EVAWI extended a partnership opportunity to Ten8Tech. Together, they created Seek Then Speak and Victim Link to help sexual assault victims gather information, explore options, and take action on a multilingual platform via voice over the phone, the web, or mobile app.
As EVAWI’s Technology Alliance Partner, these technologies are being highlighted throughout the weeklong conference.
Seek Then Speak provides sexual assault survivors and their support people with immediate access to the critical information they need to make informed decisions about their next steps. It guides a survivor through a series of questions, which helps them identify and decide on the best options available to them. Victim Link allows survivors to begin the process of reporting to law enforcement or connecting with a victim advocate— but only when they are ready and at a time of their choosing.
On Wednesday, April 4, which is National Start by Believing Day, two presentations will take a closer look at Seek Then Speak and Victim Link and how they unite with the Start by Believing campaign to create a unified, multidisciplinary approach so sexual assault victims can get help and pursue the justice they deserve.
The first session, “Plenary III: After You Start by Believing, What’s Next? Transforming Victim Access to Law Enforcement, Advocacy, and Information,” is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the International Ballroom at the Hilton Chicago. It features Kris Rose, EVAWI’s Executive Director, and Jerald Monahan, EVAWI’s Law Enforcement Liaison.
The second session, “Seek Then Speak and Victim Link—Live Demonstration and Pilot Program,” begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Williford C in the Hilton. This in-depth session features a live demonstration of Seek Then Speak. It will also share information about how EVAWI received funding from Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime that enables eligible law enforcement and victim advocacy organizations to receive a one-year, no-cost subscription to Victim Link.
For this presentation, Rose and Monahan will be joined by Anthony Formhals, CEO and president of Ten8Tech, and Jasmine D’Addario-Fobian, Victim Justice Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Justice, who will moderate the session.
The Seek Then Speak and Victim Link team will be with EVAWI at the conference all week and are available to answer questions about the technology and no-cost subscriptions. Just stop by the Start By Believing booth, in the back left corner of the Continental Ballroom.
Can’t wait? Want to know more about Victim Link and how your agency can apply for a no-cost subscription? Visit www.victimlink.com/nocost.