Free Training: Sexual Assault and Stalking

EVAWI (End Violence Against Women International) is offering a regional training conference September 11-12, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia titled "Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Assault and Stalking: Beyond the Basics". The conference is free to law enforcement.

Topics include:

  • Sexual Assault Dynamics - Effectively Recognizing and Responding to Sexual Assault
  • The Impact of Trauma on Memory and Overcoming Barriers to Successfully Interview Victims of Sexual Assault
  • Start by Believing Public Awareness Campaign
  • Unfounded Cases and False Reports
  • Gang-Related Violence Against Women and Girls
  • VAWA Forensic Compliance
  • Educating Judges and Juries on Victim Behavior in Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence
  • The Use of Technology to Stalk - Intermediate and Advanced Intervention
  • Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault
  • The Impact of DNA on the Sexual Assault Investigation
  • Investigating Sexual Assault: A Multidisciplinary Collaborative Approach

Training will be provided by nationally recognized speakers:

  • Sgt. Joanne Archambault, San Diego Police Dept. (Ret.), Executive Director, EVAWI
  • Ann Burdges, Executive Director, Gwinnett Sexual Assault Center & Children's Advocacy Center, Deputy Director, EVAWI
  • Rebecca Dreke, MSSW, Senior Program Associate, Stalking Resource Center
  • Deirdri Fishel, Detective, State College Police Dept.
  • Viktoria Kristiansson, Attorney Advisor, AEquitas: The Prosecutor's Resource on Violence Against Women
  • Dr. Kimberly A. Lonsway, Research Director, EVAWI

Registration opens June 1, 2014. The fee for non-law enforcement is $75. All participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and per diem expenses.

Click here for more information.

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