2018 State legislation mandates all law enforcement that are assigned to investigate adult sexual assault be trained to recognize and apply trauma informed, victim-centered lens and approach to sexual assault investigations from the original report through prosecution while working with the victim, advocates, and service providers to navigate the investigative/criminal justice system and recovery processes.This workshop will explain the early development, implementation, and formative evaluation of Washington's legislation in support of sexual assault victims. This workshop will provide an overview on the development of an innovative training model using community partnerships for all officers that investigate adult sexual assault . He will also introduce the Community Resiliency Model used during victim and witness interviews with wellness tactics aimed at enhancing endurance, resiliency, and case and/or recovery outcomes.
As a result of this workshop, participants will be better able to:
1. Identify the need and practical implementation for victim centered and trauma informed interview training for law enforcement in response to sexual assault.
2. Establish interagency partnerships and agreements to form a training team a statewide effort.
3. Apply practical strategies for basic academy, specialized and updated training in the law enforcement response to sexual violence.
4. Explain strategies using community based advocacy and other community partnerships.