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Freedom from Sexual Violence

Event: Advanced Issues in Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence



Mark your calendars and join us for this exciting conference designed to help improve the way that cases of sexual assault and domestic violence are investigated and prosecuted.

This 2.5 day training is designed to enhance the skills of police and prosecutors, and their ability to handle some of the most challenging and complicated issues of domestic violence and sexual assault investigation and prosecution. Faculty will provide useful strategies and practices for law enforcement officers and prosecutors to utilize in crafting an appropriate response to specific issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

We are especially pleased to announce that Russell W. Strand, Chief of US Army Military Police School Family Advocacy Law Enforcement Training Division, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, will provide an in-depth, full day training on use of The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI). He will review current forensic physiological knowledge and practices and compare what we think we know with new and exciting research and ideas that will assist us in a better understanding of the realities and limitations of this new field of endeavor, and implications for changing practice.

Tentative workshops include:

  • Identifying the Predominant Aggressor in LGBT IPV: Crime Scene to Prosecution
  • Improving Investigations and Prosecutions of Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault
  • Responding to Law Enforcement Officers as Domestic Violence Victims and Offenders
  • Co-Charging Stalking and Sexual Assault; Enhancing  Prosecutions
  • What Today’s Investigators and Prosecutors Need to know About Technology used in Crimes
  • Beyond Conviction Rates: Measuring Success in Sexual Assault Prosecutions
  • Investigating and Prosecuting Intimate Partner Violence  with Reluctant and Recanting Victims
  • Implementing Risk assessment protocols for Law Enforcement
  • Gang Related IPVSA  Against Women and Girls
  • ….and other topics

Participants will be better able to:

  • Understand psycho-physiological reactions to stress and trauma
  • Identify proper procedures for the collection of psycho-physiological evidence
  • Analyze the meaning of the forensic psycho-physiological evidence collected
  • Consider the use of new investigative approaches, interview techniques, and trial strategies that successfully convey the three-dimensional reality of crimes.

Who Should Attend: Law enforcement officers, advocates and prosecutors who are Arrest Grantees (GTEAP).


Full Agenda to follow soon. 

Registration will open in November .