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Dealing with the Dynamics of Non-Stranger Sexual Assault MAY 19, 2017
Fri, May 19, 2017, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
Non-stranger sexual assault cases are unlike any other criminal case. Trauma has unique effects on the brain and, in particular, the areas of the brain responsible for processing information and remembering facts. Many sexual assault victims experience memory loss to some degree and many people make the mistake of discrediting a victim’s statement if elements of the narrative are imprecise or not in a clear, chronological order. These cases are also extremely challenging because, when dealing with adults, the most common defense is that the victim consented to the encounter.
This training will attempt to address these challenges by looking at these cases through a trauma-informed lens. We will discuss methods of interviewing that take into account the effects of trauma and still allow a victim to recount an event. We will discuss how a victim’s statement can be corroborated in non-traditional ways to produce evidence other than a statement. We will discuss rape “myths” that are prevalent throughout society and present accurate statistics for false reporting. Finally, we will discuss how the entire criminal justice system can be better equipped to understand and work with victims of trauma.
8:00am Doors open for Sign-in
Introduction of Speakers Nancy Oglesby and Mike Milnor
False Reports, Statistics and Q&A
Neurobiology of Trauma
Trauma Informed Victim Interviewing
12-12:30 Break for Lunch (PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE CAMPUS IF YOU CANNOT BE BACK ON TIME)
Working with Victims throughout the Legal System
3:30pm Panel of Questions with Local JDR Judges
4:30 Closing and Dismissal
Note for Group Registrations: The way the registration is set up, individuals from the group will not recieve the email notices from the Eventbrite. Only the person registering the group will get the notices. If you want individuals to receive all email notices regarding the training, please have them register individually. Otherwise, please forward all emails you receive as the main registrant to your group members.
OPTIONAL: LUNCH ORDER FORM LINK must be completed by May15 at 5pm. All orders must be paid in full on May 19th with cash or check made out to Women's Resource Center. No orders will be accepted after that time. This meal delivery is a service provided by the WRC. If you place an order please do not change your plans without paying for this sandwich order or the WRC will end up having to pay for it out of their funds.
BIOS FOR SPEAKERS
Nancy has been a career prosecutor in the Commonwealth of Virginia for 19 years, serving in the counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Henrico and currently Fluvanna.
Nancy has handled thousands of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault cases. In addition, she has provided training on these issues to many professionals including prosecutors, law enforcement officers, advocates, medical professionals and forensic interviewers. She has been appointed by four Virginia Governors to statewide advisory boards, commissions and task forces devoted to combatting domestic and sexual violence. Nancy also served a key role in the development of the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services’ model law enforcement policies related to domestic and sexual violence.
In 2011, Nancy was chosen by the Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys to receive the Virginia S. Duvall Distinguished Juvenile and Domestic Court Prosecutor Award. She also was recognized in 2012 as the Outstanding Woman of the Year in the area of Law and Government by the Richmond YWCA. In 2015, Nancy cofounded Justice 3D, a company that offers training to allied professionals nationally on issues of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.
Mike has been involved in law enforcement for 31 years and is currently the Chief of Police for Altavista, Virginia. Over the years he has worked in various positions which include Interim Sheriff, Director of Public Safety, Coordinator of an FBI/Virginia State Police multi-jurisdictional task force, Senior Supervisory Investigator, uniformed Deputy Sheriff and Polygraph Examiner.
In addition to being involved in thousands of investigations, Mike has also done an extensive amount of teaching in criminal justice with an emphasis in the areas of sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and domestic violence. He has been a Professor of Criminal Justice at Liberty University, as well as lecturing across both Virginia and the United States. Mike also contributed to the development of Virginia’s Model Law Enforcement Policy in Sexual Assault Investigation. In 2016, Mike was selected to the core faculty of the National Center for Campus Public Safety. This position allows him the opportunity to instruct at colleges and universities across the country in the areas of sexual assault investigation, Title IX and Cleary Act compliance, and campus violence.