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Course Title:Advocacy After the Conviction
Start Date:04/11/2013
End Date:04/11/2013
Course Time:8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Course Number:520-13-13
Course Location: This course will be held at the Florida Public Safety Institute, Conference Center, Room C, 75 College Drive, Havana, Florida 32333.
Course Description:
This course will discuss how the Office of the Attorney General, the Department of Corrections and the Parole Commission provide a continuum of services and advocacy to crime victims. Participants will gain knowledge on how the appellate process works; the various types of release notifications available to victims and families; the Florida VINE program; how parole decisions are made; and the process of monitoring parolees and control release offenders. Advocates will learn that early involvement on their part can insure that victims and their families are kept informed.

Tena M. Pate, Commissioner, Parole Commission, Tallahassee, Florida

Daphne J. Asbell, Victims Services Supervisor, Parole Commission, Tallahassee, Florida

Gilbert Barnes, Victim Services Administrator, Department of Corrections, Tallahassee, Florida

Susan Larson, Victim Services Program Specialist, Bureau of Advocacy and Grants, Office of the Attorney General, West Palm Beach, Florida

Michelle Johnson, Victim Services Program Specialist, Bureau of Advocacy and Grants, Office of the Attorney General, Tallahassee, Florida