Realize the benefits of group training and informational presentations created for police officers, attorneys, victim advocates, forensic nurses and other professionals involved in Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence response. To schedule a training, presentation or training package please contact me.  google81392283e33b075b.html

Trauma-Informed Response for the Justice System

This presentation helps criminal justice professionals understand basic scientific concepts concerning the neurobiology of trauma so victims of traumatic crimes will be understood, increasing the success of sexual assault cases, domestic violence, and any traumatic event. This is taught by understanding the defense circuitry and trauma in yourself and how it applies to victims of crime.

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.

Non-Fatal Strangulation

Non-Fatal Strangulation is one of the more heinous of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault crimes. This module will focus on police response from report to court. Focusing on improving the investigation skills of the officer and detectives. I will show how to document both the physical and psychological evidence in these cases.   Also explored are the medical reasons this crime is so dangerous along with suspect dynamics.

Rape Myths

Rape myths are stereotypical and prejudicial beliefs about sexual assault. During this instruction, we will challenge and encourage respectful dialog. This is to open communication and discussion so we can thoughtfully start to do right by our victims and our investigations.

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 advanced 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.

Report to Court: Basic

This is a beginning to intermediate look for Police Officers. We will cover the beginning portions of writing a report all the way to the court process. Covered topics include spelling, objectivity, documenting emotions, using non-victim blaming language, to using quotes. We will continue by reviewing basic court etiquette and testifying.

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.

Working with Law Enforcement 101 (Foundational)

This engaging workshop will give participants the tools to understand basic considerations for working with law enforcement. Participants will explore strategies to consider when working with law enforcement to create collaborative systems improvements.

Multi-Disciplinary Team Training

MDT training includes an instructor from Victim Advocacy, Law Enforcement, Medical (SANE Nurse), and Prosecution. It is encouraged to invite all members of your community to attend. A respectful discussion will be encouraged as we train and network together. Classes will be team-taught, focusing on the report to court on criminal cases. We will show how being victim-centered can build a strong case and bring justice to all involved.

These will focus on a full day but can be extended easily as we add topics:

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Investigations

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Neurobiology of Trauma

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Lethality Assessment Protocol

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