Online Discussion “Integrating the Needs of LGBTQ Victims into Mainstream Victim Services.” 6/22/2016 at 2 p.m. EST

Today at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Sid Jordan, J.D. on Integrating the Needs of LGBTQ Victims into Mainstream Victim Services. This web forum will share best practices from an OVC-funded initiative to improve services for LGBTQ victims. Participants will be able to learn from the successes and challenges of this OVC-funded initiative.

Sid Jordan, J.D. is a consultant with the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence (CEGV) in King County, Washington. CEGV represents over 40 member organizations working to advance gender equity and support survivors of violence through policy, education, and cross-disciplinary collaboration. Mr. Jordan most recently managed the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) Access Project, a three-year national demonstration project in partnership with the Northwest Network of LGBTQ survivors of abuse. The project engaged dozens of organizations and thousands of providers in King County to make a commitment to LGBTQ access and establish goals tied to broader movements for social justice in the victim services sector. The project created and evaluated training and technical assistance strategies aimed at building organizational capacities, skills, and knowledge.

Mr. Jordan has provided independent consultation and training to many health and human service organizations, schools, government agencies, and arts and cultural programs throughout the United States and Canada. He is the Director and Producer of the educational documentary film, Put This on the Map, and the media-based awareness campaign, Re-teaching Gender and Sexuality—projects that promote the health, wellness, and self-determination of LGBTQ young people by amplifying youth voice for social and institutional change. He holds a J.D. from the University of Victoria and an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington.

Visit the OVC Web Forum now at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum/asp/AskQuestion.asp to submit questions to Mr. Jordan, and return today at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Visit http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum/asp/participate.asp for instructions on how to participate.