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Crime Victims Compensation Training
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 9:00 AM EDT
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CACMI, based on requests from advocates and clinicians, has arranged a training with DVS to provide us an overview of Crime Victims Compensation and Sexual Assault Forensic Exams.  While CACs often give out general information about this compensation, many do not know how to answer the specific questions that families may have about what is covered and how to assist them in applying. In addition to an overview, there will be an opportunity to have any specific questions answered. Case examples will be provided that are common to CACs. 

 Please send any questions you would like addressed or specific scenarios to : [email protected] 

When:   Tuesday June 22 from 9am-10:30am

 Intended audience: All CAC staff- but especially advocates and clinicians who may be supporting victims wanting compensation


Registration Link: https://cacmi.memberclicks.net/crimevictims


Crime Victims Compensation and Sexual Assault Forensic Exam training: Tuesday June 22 from 9am-10:30am

Did you know that victims should never be billed for their sexual assault forensic exam?  You will learn this and more during the overview of the SAFE program. 


The interactive training of the compensation program will provide you with in-depth knowledge on how our program provides financial assistance to victims.   You will be better equipped to assist victims apply for compensation, including eligibility, documentation required and how to complete an application. 


Registration Linkhttps://cacmi.memberclicks.net/crimevictims



About the presenters:


Janine Washburn, Compensation Manager.  

Since 1994 has administered the CVSC compensation program which provides financial assistance to crime victims in the State of Michigan.  Has worked in every position in the Compensation Program beginning with an analyst positions that led to her becoming the Manger of the program in 2019. Previous Board member of the National Association of the Crime Victim Compensation Boards, participant in the VOCA Tribal Victim Assistance and Compensation initiative


Shalonna Banks, SAFE Response/Compensation Analyst, MDHHS, Crime Victim Services Commission.

Shalonna Banks is a graduate of Michigan State University who has worked in the non-profit sector serving underserved populations for the majority of her career.  She began her State Government career working in the Office of the Inspector General as an agent in the Medicaid provider fraud division.   She has a passion for helping others and this is evident in her dedication to assisting victims of crime in the State of Michigan


Emily Ely is a Compensation Claims Analyst with the Division of Victim Services

Emily graduated with her degree in Psychology from Central Michigan University and has dedicated her career to the fields of victim advocacy, mental health, and criminal justice. Prior to joining MDHHS, Emily conducted sex offender assessments for the Department of Corrections, worked as a Mental Health Counselor with at-risk youth, and served as a Victim Advocate for the Ottawa County Prosecutor’s Office.