Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigations and Adjudication Training
Organization(s): Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (VDCJS)
May 29, 2019 — May 31, 2019
In 2016, the General Assembly enacted new legislation to enhance the response to sexual violence on Virginia campuses. This legislation required DCJS, in consultation with the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and the Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, to develop multidisciplinary, Virginia-specific curricula on trauma-informed sexual assault investigation. This training has been specifically designed to comply with existing state and federal legislation, and addresses both the administrative (civil) processes of the Title IX investigation as well as the criminal processes. Participants will leave the training with essential skills, resources, and a PowerPoint presentation that can be utilized on their campuses to enhance their response to sexual assault.
Target Audience: Campus police and security personnel, municipal law enforcement, student conduct professionals, Title IX coordinators and investigators, counseling and women's center professionals, prosecutors, mental health professionals, victim advocates, and others working with people impacted by sexual assault.