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UNI to host Victim Service Institute

September 27, 2011

Annette Lynch, director, Center for Violence Prevention, 319-273-3054,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Violence Prevention will host a Victim Service Institute from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Old Central Ballroom, in Maucker Union on the UNI campus.

The event will feature speakers Roger Canaff and Kristina Korobov. Canaff will speak on "Balancing Victim Services with Threats Posed by Repeat Offenders: Best Practices for Keeping Your Campus Safe" and "Understanding and Working with Counter-Intuitive Victim Behavior." Korobov will speak on the topic "Did Yardley Love Have to Die: College Dating Violence, Institutional Response and Victim Blaming."

Canaff is a practicing attorney who has devoted his legal career to the eradication of violence against women and children. He served in the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse, as part of the National District Attorneys Association, and currently serves on the Board of Directors as president of End Violence Against Women International, an organization that provides training, technical assistance, research and advocacy.

Korobov is a senior attorney for the National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women, a division of the National District Attorneys Association. She has also served as an assistant commonwealth's attorney with the Loudon County Commonwealth's Attorney in Leesburg, Va., and in 2002, she was named Prosecutor of the Year by the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

For more information, contact Annette Lynch, director, Center for Violence Prevention at 319-273-3054, or visit