Trauma-Informed Victim Interview for The Justice System, Part 1
Published by: Donna Kelly and Justin Boardman
This fast-paced, interactive presentation will focus on how to facilitate a trauma-informed victim interview. This protocol has been used successfully in investigating domestic violence, sexual assault, and strangulation cases. The presenters will emphasize the importance of being victim-centered, suspect-focused, and trauma-informed. The first webinar will concentrate on why we are facilitating the interview in a different way: why is this interview method different than the way victim interviews were previously conducted? Why are body language and surroundings important? Why do we structure questions in certain ways? There will be time allowed for questions, answers, and discussion.