Law Enforcement Virtual Summit on Sexual Violence 2020

09/24/20 to 09/25/20

This summit is free however spots are limited and registration is required.

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Workshop descriptions

Building a High-Risk Victims Task Force (4 hours)
September 25th 1pm-5pm
Human Trafficking and sexual exploitation robs youth of their futures and exploits our most vulnerable communities. The hold that traffickers have on their victims is often rooted in force, fraud, or coercion. Human Trafficking and sexual exploitation are unlike any other crime because often, the victim is unaware that they are a victim, and the hold the trafficker has on them feels unbreakable. This is why the need for a comprehensive High-Risk Victims task force is vital. Please join Investigator Bascom of Tallahassee's Special Victims Unit and Ashlee McCarter, Human Trafficking Victim Advocate, as they walk you through what a successful HRV task force looks like and how to create one in your community.

Working Alongside Marginalized Communities- Transgender and non- binary individuals  (2 hours)
September 24th 10am-12pm
People who are transgender are physically attacked at a higher rate than their non-transgender (cis) peers. Additionally, transgender people are often discriminated against in all sectors of victims' services, including Law Enforcement. The first step to serving this population is learning about their identities and how to best respond during investigations, interactions, and while issuing public reports. During this four hour training, you will learn terminology, effective communication, and common misconceptions, barriers faced by the transgender community.

Trauma-Informed Investigations (7 hours)
Part one September 24th 1pm- 5pm
Part two September 25th 9am- 12pm
Trauma-informed sexual assault investigations are best practices used at law enforcement agencies around the country. Based on the new science of how trauma affects the brain and victim behavior and with the use of new interview techniques developed by military investigators, these investigations yield better evidence to hold offenders accountable. They also help law enforcement establish a more effective relationship with victims & improve victims' overall experience with the investigation. At the completion of the training, attendees will have an increased understanding of: Sexual Assault—Extent of the Problem, Victim's Rights, Neurology of Trauma, Trauma-Informed Response, Signs of Lying or Signs of Trauma?, Victim/Survivor Interviewing: Effective Interviewing and Effective Listening, Practice Trauma-Informed Interviewing, Drug/Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault (D/AFSA), Investigating Sexual Assault, Suspect Engagement, Effective Report Writing/Corroborating Evidence.