Using Virtual Meeting Software for Interviews with Victims

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90 Minutes

Originally Aired
June 17, 2020

Grace Frances
Grace Frances
Panel Facilitator, Director of Community Partnerships, EVAWI
Catherine Johnson
Catherine Johnson
Investigator, US Center for SafeSport
Sheree Goldman
SART Coordinator, Monterrey County Health Department
Mathew Stegner
Senior Investigator, New York State Police
Lt. Andrea Munford
Center for Trauma Informed Investigative Excellence, Michigan State University Police Department

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, law enforcement officers are using innovative tactics to connect with victims for investigations and to ensure they receive the support they need. One tool some agencies are using is virtual meeting software; they’re interviewing victims and including victim advocates in that process just like they would with a traditional interview. In this panel presentation and discussion, investigators and a forensic nurse utilizing virtual software to interview victims, witnesses, and suspects will discuss the advantages and challenges. They will provide tips and talk about pitfalls to avoid.


EVAWI is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide Continuing Education contact hours for nurses (Provider #15641). 

Registered Nurses may purchase 1.5 contact hours after completing this webinar.

This project is supported by Grant No. 2018-TA-AX-K032 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.