Trauma-Informed Response for the Justice System

This presentation helps professionals understand basic scientific concepts concerning the neurobiology of trauma. This helps victims be understood, increasing the success of sexual assault cases, domestic violence, and any traumatic event. By understanding the defense circuitry and trauma in yourself and how it applies to victims of crime we can increase successes and provide Procedural Justice.

Trauma-Informed Victim Interviews (TIVI) for the Justice System

The Trauma Informed Victim Interview(TIVI) was designed for the Justice System, implemented and studied at the West Valley City Police Department in Utah. This interview process incorporates the principles of the neurobiology of trauma. This quick paced and interactive presentation focuses on the how-tos of conducting a trauma-informed victim interview ( TIVI ), including video clips from real sexual assault interviews.

Introduction to Non-Fatal Strangulation

Non-Fatal Strangulation is one of the more heinous of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault crimes. This module will focus on the Law Enforcement and Multi-Disciplinary Team response from report to court. Showing how improving the investigation through communication within the team improves outcomes for the victim. The team will then learn briefly why this crime is so dangerous, from the serious medical reasons to the psychological issues. Suspect dynamics will be discussed and why these offenders are some of the most dangerous human beings alive. How to document the physical and psychological evidence in these cases and determining the predominant aggressor is discussed.

Corroboration of Evidence

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence can be very difficult to investigate. Sometimes thinking outside of the box can do wonders. Examples will be given and exercises will be done in class. Corroboration is important showing a balanced investigation. This class can be combined with the Predominant Aggressor-class.

Report writing for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

We will cover basic to intermediate aspects of report writing. This class will have interactive components and discussion. Over the years DV and SA investigations have evolved with our knowledge about these crimes, however across the country our reports have not. Great police reports are the foundation of successful prosecution and should go hand in hand with our evolved investigations.

Determining the Predominant Aggressor

Nobody likes responding to Domestic Violence calls. Determining the predominant aggressor can be confusing and frustrating. However, during this presentation, we hope to refresh your present skills and add additional tools and thoughts to this process.

Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault

Often alcohol is used as a weapon to facilitate sexual assault and it creates havoc for those who investigate this crime. From the lost forensic evidence, memory issues, witnesses, and investigators preconceived biases these cases are a challenge to prove. In this module, we hope to help overcome myths surrounding alcohol through discussion and providing a roadmap to proving this wasn’t just “drunk sex”.

Implementing Trauma-Informed Victim Interviewing (TIVI) with Law Enforcement

This workshop will help give participants the tools to explore strategies for working with law enforcement to bring more trauma-informed victim interviewing (TIVI) to your area through your SART. It will focus on the experiences of the presenter, who will share what was learned through the process of bringing trauma-informed victim (TIVI) interviewing to a community in Utah.

Building Community Relationships with Law Enforcement

This session will explain the law enforcement perspective of working with survivors and the multi-disciplinary team. By having a better understanding of law enforcement’s role and how they interact with other victim service professionals’ advocates better serve survivors by leveraging this information in relationship building between multi-disciplinary team members.