“I Wish I Knew This Earlier” – Implementing Mandated Sexual Assault Training for Law Enforcement

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90 Minutes

Originally Aired
April 6, 2021

Ann Burdges
Consultant / Trainer, President, EVAWI
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
Sergeant (Ret.), City of Vancouver, Washington Police Department
Jen Wallace
Jennifer Wallace
Program Manager, Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission

This workshop, presented by a training program manager, police sergeant, and EVAWI President, explains the early development, implementation, and formative evaluation of Washington’s legislation in support of sexual assault victims. It provides an overview on the development of an innovative training model for all officers that investigate adult sexual assault. The model includes: content on the neurobiology of trauma; trauma informed interviewing, investigative techniques; capacity building for statewide training demands; interagency agreements/resource sharing. This workshop explores how the WA training includes: interactive exercises; law enforcement practice interviews utilizing trauma-informed skills with feedback from experienced instructors/facilitators; strategically minimizing victim trauma during investigative interviews that are thorough, objective, and complete; interagency agreements and protocols; forensic compliance; effective interview climates; anticipating needs of special populations; understanding poly-victimization trauma; the importance of complete and accurate report writing with supplemental documentation, retention and retrieval. This workshop offers insight into the development, implementation, and formative evaluation process for a Statewide law enforcement training mandate with continued input of prosecutors, victim advocates, mental health professionals, community stakeholders, and medical providers including physicians and nurses trained in sexual assault medical-forensic examinations, and evidence collection.


As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify the need and practical implementation for victim centered and trauma informed interview training for law enforcement in response to sexual assault. 
  • Establish interagency partnerships and agreements to form a training team in a statewide effort.
  • Apply practical strategies for basic academy, specialized and updated training in the law enforcement response to sexual violence.
  • Explain strategies using community based advocacy and other community partnerships.  

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