Sexual Abuse | Sexual Assault

Sexual Abuse victims are not alone and they have rights, if and when they are ready to pursue them. At Farmer Jaffe Weissing, we want to empower victims to come forward, report crimes and hold perpetrators accountable; thereby educating the community and inspiring others to do the same.

Sexual Abuse Educational Seminars

Continuing Education for Legal Processional, Caregivers & Victims Advocates

Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos and Lehrman provide a list of upcoming and past training seminars that they are coordinating or have participating in. These training seminars are dedicated to individuals that represent and care for victims of sexual abuse and assault (nurse, doctors, therapist, counselors, attorneys, etc.). The seminars provide participants with the tools to increase success in the courtroom. The seminars will cover new laws, science, and important techniques to collect and preserve evidence and help sexual abuse victims seek justice against the perpetrators of these horrendous crimes. They will also bring in depth understanding of the long term effects of Sexual Abuse and Child Abuse prevention, education and treatment.

April 9, 2015
Presentation: The Reality About Sexual Assault in America
Conference: Informational / Educational Women's Workshop
Sponsors: Women United Forward (WUF)
Contact: 561-868-2021
Date: April 9, 2015
Location: The Actors Community Theater of Davie, Davie, Florida
Additional Information: 
The informational workshop is free and will cover and highlight a range or topics including: practices to safeguard yourself against sexual assaults / sexual violence in america, advocating to end sexual assaults in America and advocating to end sexual assaults against girls/youth, gaining confidential and safe assistance / guidance as a victim of sexual violence /sexual assault, ending victim-silence and victim-blaming, and your legal rights and legal options as a victim of sexual assault. 
Presenter/Facilitator: Attorney Brad Edwards

September 17 -19, 2014
Presentation: "Who is Responsible for Child Sex Abuse?"
Conference: National Crime Victim Bar Association's 2014 Conference - Civil Actions for Criminal Acts
Sponsors: National Crime Victim Bar Association, Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, PL
Contact: 202-467-8778
Date: September 18, 2014
Location: Miami Hyatt Regency, Miami, Florida
Audience:  Attorneys, Victims Advocates, Criminal Justice Professionals and Law Enforcement
Additional Information: 
The conference will be held September 17-19, 2014, in conjunction with the National Center for Victims of Crime’s 2014 Training Institute, bringing together up to 1,000 civil attorneys, victim advocates, criminal justice professionals and law enforcement officers to share their knowledge and experience across disciplines. The Featured presentations is LInda Turner who will discuss "Children and Traumatic Grief: A How to Guide to Help."
Presenter: Attorney Brad Edwards

December 18, 2013
Panel Discussion
Conference: Civil Justice For Victims of Crime in Florida
Sponsors: The National Center for Victims of Crime, Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, Florida Sheriff's Association, Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Victim Service Center of Central Florida, Florida Police Chiefs Association, Safe Children Coalition and St. Thomas Law School.
Contact: 202-467-8700
December 19, 2013
Location: St. Thomas School Law
Audience:  Community and Crime Victims' Rights Advocates
Additional Information: Victims' Right Advocate Brad Edwards will join panelist Jeffrey R. Dion, Esq, Deputy Executive Director of The National Center for Victims of Crime, and Philip M. Gerson, Esq of Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. The seminars, Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Florida, will explore how victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, child sex abuse, drunk driving, homicide, workplace violence, terrorism, elder abuse, identity theft and financial and property crimes can use civil lawsuits to obtain justice, hold responsible parties accountable, prevent future crimes, and obtain the financial resources victims need to rebuild their lives. 
Presenter: Attorney Brad Edwards

October 17, 2013
Presentation: Panel Discussion
Conference: Annual Turn on the Light Conference
Sponsors: Children's Healing Institute
Contact: 561-687-8115
 October 17, 2013
Location: Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, Florida
Audience: Community and Crime Victims' Rights Advocates
Additional Information: Victims' Right Advocate Brad Edwards will join panelist Randee Kogan, Therapy Coordinator, Palm Beach Co. Victims Services and Rape Crisis Center and Ed Russo, Program Manager, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to discuss and highlight Missing Children and Exploited Children. 
Presenter: Attorney Brad Edwards

APRIL 26, 2013
Keynote Speaker Attorney Brad Edwards
Conference: 33rd Annual Awards Luncheon
Sponsors: Palm Beach County Victims' Rights Coalition
Contact: 561-688-3974 or 561-688-4162
April 26, 2013
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Audience: Community and Crime Victims' Rights Advocates
Additional Information: Join Emcee Alan Ortman and Keynote Speaker Victim Rights Attorney Bradley Edwards along with members of the Victims’ Rights Coalition as we acknowledge victims’ rights and those individuals in our community that have protected the rights of victims’ and their families.
Presenter: Attorney Brad Edwards

APRIL 26, 2012

Presentation: Maximizing Recovery for Sexual Abuse Victims
Conference: Enforcing Victims' Rights
Sponsors: Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice; Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center; and Coalition for Independent Living
Contact: 866-682-8822
April 26, 2012
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Audience: Coalition for Independent Living
Additional Information: The workshop will build participant's knowledge around the basic tenants of enforcing crime victims' rights, the respective roles and responsibilities of victim advocate, the victim, and various players in the criminal justice system, as well as bet practices to enforce the rights and meet the needs of victims of crime in the community.
Presenter: Attorney Brad Edwards
Presentation Materials: Enforcing Victim's Rights

APRIL 25, 2012

Presentation: Maximizing Recovery for Sexual Abuse Victims
Conference: SeminarWeb Live!
Sponsors: Florida Justice Association
Contact: 800-701-5161
April 25, 2012
Location: On-line Webinar!FJA
Audience: Attorneys and Legal Professionals
Presenter: Attorney Brad Edwards

MARCH 23, 2012

Presentation: Maximizing Recovery for Sexual Abuse Victims
Conference: Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar
Contact: 850-224-9403
March 23, 2012
Location: Orlando, Florida
Audience: Attorney Members of the Florida Justice Association
Presenter: Attorney Brad Edwards


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