Applications for the Excellence in Sexual Assault Response Project (ESARP) Now Being Accepted

The ESARP is collaboration between FCASV and the criminal justice community, funded through the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. The Project offers free training, policy development consultation and technical support to four selected law enforcement organizations and their state attorneys’ offices on responding to sex crimes against victims 12 years old and above.

ESARP is unique in several respects including its emphasis on a victim-centered, offender-focused response to sexual assault. Over the last year, subject matter experts from across Florida and the nation helped design training that strengthens the criminal justice response to sexual assault and provides the most up-to-date information and practices. The Project differs in many ways from traditional training, chiefly because of the focus on responding in a trauma informed way. Participate to improve investigations, promote case progression, and increase offender prosecutions and victim healing. Participants in ESARP will receive free training and consultation for all levels of the law enforcement response, beginning with dispatch and including first responders, detectives/investigators and command staff.

The deadline to apply is March 7, 2016.  More information on ESARP.

Back to Insight Winter 2016