Webinar Archive

Webinar Archive


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

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

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.

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Why Should I Let Researchers on My Team? Ways to Leverage Practitioner-Researcher Partnerships

Why Should I Let Researchers on My Team? Ways to Leverage Practitioner-Researcher Partnerships

By walking through real examples of research-practitioner projects, the presenters will discuss how the projects were conducted, how to tap into wider audiences, and how to communicate findings in meaningful ways to your audiences, including policymakers and institutional leadership. By choosing researchers from disciplines who add value to your work, together you can both make meaningful and strategic contributions to our understanding and response to gender-based violence and gain valuable insights for your team as well.

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Sexual Assault Response Innovation: A Regionalized Task Force

Sexual Assault Response Innovation: A Regionalized Task Force

Nearly all major municipal US policing agencies have dedicated sex crimes units, offering expert investigative assistance to victims of sexual violence. Many municipal policing agencies/county sheriff offices have fewer than 100 sworn officers, settling for general assignment detectives. Due to intense workloads and limited training resources, it’s unrealistic to expect detectives to become experts in sexual violence. The predictable result is less than optimal investigations, poor reporting experiences, and worse outcomes for victims. In 2016, the Commerce City, CO (CCPD), and Brighton, CO (BPD) police departments identified an innovative practice for sexual assault investigations: a joint sexual assault taskforce (SATF) working across jurisdictions to investigate sex crimes in a victim-centered manner.

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Multidisciplinary Discussions: Trauma, Resiliency, & Reflections on 10 Years of Start by Believing

Multidisciplinary Discussions: Trauma, Resiliency, & Reflections on 10 Years of Start by Believing

In this webinar discussions on experiences of trauma, stress, and resiliency will take place through the lens of law enforcement, advocates, and forensic nurses. Panelists will share their experiences in both the professional and personal context discussing sources of stress, the meaning of resiliency and hope, and strategies to address stress. Although pre-recorded, this session will have interactive components. Come join us to learn more about stress and what you can do to prevent, mitigate and manage it.

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Is Forensic Compliance Working? Lessons Learned from the Colorado Evaluation Project

Is Forensic Compliance Working? Lessons Learned from the Colorado Evaluation Project

The efficacy of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) forensic compliance provisions have not been systematically evaluated since the inception of the laws in 2005 and 2013. Data on how forensic compliance is being implemented, why survivors are choosing certain reporting options, and what actually happens to cases when a survivor decides at a later time to engage with a law enforcement investigation is a largely unknown landscape.

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Thinking Outside the “Kit” – Transportation Options for Improving Access  to Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams

Thinking Outside the “Kit” – Transportation Options for Improving Access to Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams

Affordable, safe, discrete, and reliable transportation is key to ensuring that victims of sexual assault have access to medical-forensic exams. The presenters will engage in a discussion with guests representing organizations around the country that are providing a range of transportation options for sexual assault survivors.

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Uncovering Sexual Assault in Domestic Violence Calls: An Improved Law Enforcement Response to Assess for Sexual Violence, Build an Evidence Based Case and Reduce Gender Bias

Uncovering Sexual Assault in Domestic Violence Calls: An Improved Law Enforcement Response to Assess for Sexual Violence, Build an Evidence Based Case and Reduce Gender Bias

Research tells us that sexual violence is a common component of intimate partner violence, but victims are often far less likely to disclose acts of sexual violence than physical violence, in their contacts with law enforcement. Investigators should therefore make it a standard practice to assess whether sexual violence is also occurring in cases of intimate partner violence.

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Reading Between the Lines: Case File Review for SARTs

Reading Between the Lines: Case File Review for SARTs

Through the process of looking at case files, SARTs are able to look at the system as a whole to learn more about the current response to sexual violence. While case file review can present challenges, it is a powerful tool to identify and implement strategies for sexual assault cases to be more successfully investigated and documented and to evaluate current policies and practices of SART agencies.

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After the Interview – Now the Work Begins: Corroborating Evidence and Case Review

After the Interview – Now the Work Begins: Corroborating Evidence and Case Review

In the age of television shows like CSI, juries want more than just testimony: they want physical evidence. Corroborating victim testimony is crucial in order to prepare the best possible case. This training will provide case material on corroborating evidence. We will look at crime scene photos that will show in detail what the victim disclosed and then how the evidence was gathered.

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How to Plan a Successful Training for Law Enforcement

How to Plan a Successful Training for Law Enforcement

We are often asked how to plan a successful training event for law enforcement and other allied professionals. To support communities in this work, we are delighted to announce a webinar on this subject. Help prepare your community for successful training, to improve the law enforcement investigation and community response to gender-based violence.

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