Cyber Crime: Supporting Victims & Protecting Yourself

An Advanced Training Academy conducted by Family Service of Rhode Island and hosted by the Roger Williams University Justice System Training & Research Institute 
When: Friday, June 22, 2018 – 8:30am to 4:00pm
Where: Roger Williams University Baypoint Inn & Conference Center
144 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, Rhode Island

This course will serve to enhance the capacity of a broad range of professionals, including victim advocates, mental health and social workers, and others to address the needs of child and adult victims of various forms of cyber crime.  Attendees will also learn strategies for protecting themselves and their families.  The training is presented by local and national experts on law enforcement, cyber security, victim advocacy, and child and adult trauma. Light breakfast and lunch provided.

Morning session:

Comprehensive overview of cyber crime, including what constitutes a cyber crime, the various methods used by perpetrators, what information is public, and resources to protect oneself and one’s children.  

Afternoon Break Outs:  Choose between Cyber Crime Against Children(e.g., cyber bullying, sexual exploitation, child pornography, etc.) OR Cyber Crime Against Adults(e.g., fraud, identity theft, revenge porn, sextortion, etc.).  Within each break out, attendees will learn about Rhode Island & federal laws, jurisdictional challenges, statistics, recent investigations, predator MOs, victim rights, legal outcomes/remediation, trauma effects, practical strategies for supporting victims and their families, and resources for victims and professionals.

Closing Panel Discussion:

Focused on local and national initiatives and partnerships working to address cyber crime, including the Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Cybercrime Support Network/2-1-1 by 2021 Initiative.


Captain John Alfred, Computer Crimes Unit, Rhode Island State Police

Kayla David, LMFT, Clinical Director, Trauma, Loss & Victim Services, FSRI

Ronald R. Gendron, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Office of the U.S. Attorney - District of Rhode Island

Kristin Judge, CEO/President, Cybercrime Support Network

Sarah Kelly-Palmer, LICSW, VP for Trauma, Loss & Victim Services, FSRI

Meghan Martinez, MS, Information Security Analyst, FM Global

Lieutenant Mike Morse, Administrative Lieutenant, Portsmouth Police Department


$30 registration fee. Payment must be received by June 20, 2018. Checks made payable to Roger Williams University JST&RI, 144 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.  Training questions should be directed to Candace Johndrow, FSRI Victim Services Director, at (401) 331-1350 or  Registration questions should be directed to Liz Campo, Administrative Assistant, Roger Williams University School of Justice Studies at (401) 254-3731 or

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