Webinar: "Reading" Victims and Judging Credibility

The organization End Violence Against Women International recently announced a webinar on Friday, September 15 at 1 p.m. EDT titled "Reading" Victims and Judging Credibility - Best Practices in Promoting Victim Centered Investigations and Prosecutions. The program will demonstrate how to effectively read victims, perceive victim needs, and judge credibility, in order to develop areas of common ground necessary to build solid relationships and enhance successful investigations and prosecutions, from the crime scene to the courtroom.

Presented by Wendy Patrick, JD, PhD, Deputy District Attorney of San Diego County District Attorney's Office, the webinar's objectives include:

  • Develop and enhance the skills necessary to effectively read victims, perceive emotional needs, and judge credibility, in order to select the best method of developing and personalizing a victim-centered investigation and prosecution. 
  • Develop a holistic approach to working with crime victims, including relationship building between the victim, the advocate, the investigator and the prosecutor that is characterized by consistent, non-judgmental encouragement and empowerment. 
  • Build an atmosphere of cooperation and trust within which victims are more likely to engage in honest dialog with advocates, investigators and prosecutors, enhancing the likelihood that a victim will be able to participate in an effective investigation and prosecution.

This program will illustrate how all aspects of case investigation and prosecution are enhanced by effective victim involvement, and how to incorporate a victim centered approach throughout the life of a case.

Click here to learn more and to register.

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