Webinar Archive

Webinar Archive

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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Alternative Reporting Options for Sexual Assault: An Overview of the You Have Options Program

Alternative Reporting Options for Sexual Assault: An Overview of the You Have Options Program

Led by law enforcement professionals working in partnership with victim advocates and experts in the field of sexual assault response and prevention, the aim of the You Have Options Program (YHOP) is to make the law enforcement response to sexual assault more effective. Specifically, YHOP focuses on changing two fundamental elements in the law enforcement response to sexual violence: Increasing the number of victims who report to law enforcement, and thoroughly investigating identified offenders for serial perpetration.

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Opening Doors: Alternative Reporting Options for Law Enforcement and VAWA Forensic Compliance

Opening Doors: Alternative Reporting Options for Law Enforcement and VAWA Forensic Compliance

In this webinar, we will explore a number of community models that have been implemented to improve victims’ access to the criminal justice and community response systems. Best practices will be reviewed from across the country, and existing tools and resources will be evaluated. With a focus on local implementation, our goal is for participants to leave prepared to make recommendations for positive changes in their own communities.

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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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Non-Profit Success: Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement

Non-Profit Success: Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement

This webinar will walk participants through the fundamentals of non-profit management, helping them to understand the principles of board governance, guide them through the board development process and how to work with the board of directors on the importance of collaborative organizational partnerships, and finally, long-term visioning achievable by creating a solid foundation and road map through strategic planning which is an essential tool and can be the hallmark to attaining organizational success.

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Use of Alternate Light Source/Negative Invert Filters to Improve Visibility of Injuries Under the Skin

Use of Alternate Light Source/Negative Invert Filters to Improve Visibility of Injuries Under the Skin

Strangulation is a common form of intentionally inflicted injury on victims of interpersonal violence. Unfortunately, this type of injury has often been overlooked by both medical providers and law enforcement professionals. This is due to the fact that most injuries incurred from strangulation are not visible to the naked eye. While external signs and symptoms of strangulation and other injuries may be difficult to detect with the naked eye, new technologies are available to assist in visualizing these underlying physical injuries. These new technologies include alternate light sources (ALS), digital software filters, and the use of digital photodocumentation to capture images visible with the assistance of ALS.

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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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Forensic Compliance in 2012

Forensic Compliance in 2012

All states and territories must certify that they are in compliance with VAWA 2005; requirements for medical forensic examinations. Specifically, exams must be available to; sexual assault victims: 1) free of charge, and 2) regardless of their decision to participate in the criminal justice process.

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