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Upcoming Training

Investigating and Prosecuting Non-Stranger and Stranger Cold Case Sexual Assaults

April 9, 2013 1:00 PM - April 9, 2013 2:00 PM

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WHEN: April 9, 2013


REGISTER: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KDLYX36
Access Webinar: https://ncjfcj.adobeconnect.com/_a932236412/ncvc2/

Participate and listen in on this webinar as an experienced law enforcement professional and sexual assault trial attorney explain the best practices and challenges to pursuing cold case sexual assaults. Patti Powers and Jim Markey will discuss the importance of thorough investigating techniques, the power of DNA evidence in non-stranger cases, turning tough issues into strengths at trial, and some of the unique aspects that are faced with these cases.  Participants will gain an understanding of how to establish the foundation for constructing a case that holds the offender accountable, persuades the jury of the reality of the crime, and gives resolution to the victim.
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The National Center values education and training as a mechanism to improve the way crime victims are treated and understood. The following training activities and programs developed and executed by the National Center serve as a resource for those who work with victims, represent victims' perspectives, raise awareness, develop services, and foster systemic change:

  • Stalking Resource Center Training: This program provides training for professionals responding to stalking victims and offenders. Stalking Resource Center staff are also available to participate in training events sponsored by practitioners on the local, state, and national level. Archived trainings are available for anyone to view.
  • DNA Resource Center Training: This program provides training so communities are able to provide informed and sensitive guidance to victims whose cases involve DNA evidence.
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association: An affiliate of the National Center for Victims of Crime, the National Crime Victim Bar Association conducts regular training seminars on civil remedies for crime victims for victim advocates, law enforcement, and other service providers.