Webinar Archive

Webinar Archive


Effective Report Writing: Using the Language of Non-Consensual Sex

Effective Report Writing: Using the Language of Non-Consensual Sex

A good report is more than an accurate summary of the facts. A good report anticipates potential defense strategies and provides the information necessary to counter them. This webinar is designed to help investigators write a report that will support successful prosecution.

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Successfully Investigating Sexual Assault Against Victims with Disabilities

Successfully Investigating Sexual Assault Against Victims with Disabilities

When training for law enforcement focuses solely on respect, police officers are left wondering what they should actually do when they are assigned to investigate a crime against a person with a disability. How do they approach the victim, craft an investigative strategy, and gather and document the relevant evidence? How do they effectively communicate with victims, and ensure they are doing everything they can to protect victims’ safety while still respecting their self-autonomy? How do they access and utilize the people, technologies, and resources that might be available to help?

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Investigating and Prosecuting “Converted” Cases

Investigating and Prosecuting “Converted” Cases

Sexual assault victims can obtain a medical forensic exam without being faced with an immediate decision about participating in the law enforcement investigation and any criminal prosecution. The goal is to get victims the health care they need – as well as collecting and documenting evidence while it is available – without presenting victims with a decision about criminal participation that is framed as “all or nothing” and “now or never.” If victims are allowed to get support and take the time they need, the hope is that they will ultimately “convert” and decide they are able to fully participate in the process.

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Effective Victim Interviewing

Effective Victim Interviewing

At EVAWI, we know the single most important factor in determining the success of the victim interview is the attitude of respect and professionalism conveyed by the law enforcement professional. Therefore, it is critical for law enforcement to establish rapport and respectful communication in order to conduct an effective interview. This webinar will provide guidance on how to conduct a competent and compassionate interview, while being mindful of the varying ways the victim may present.

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