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BUILDING CAPACITY FOR EXPERT WITNESS IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, STRANGULATION & STALKING

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This training is designed to teach participants pragmatic, effective, and valuable ways to educate their local courts (grand juries and juries, judges, probation officers, and other members of court) about interpersonal violence.

The goal of Full Court Press Expert Witness Training is to improve prosecutorial responses to domestic violence, sexual assault, non-fatal strangulation, and stalking crimes by building capacity for the criminal justice system to utilize expert testimony about the dynamics of these crimes into court proceedings.

Participants will be able to apply the knowledge and skills gained to utilize expert witnesses (i.e. prosecutors) or serve as, expert witnesses. Training modules will encompass content, demonstration, group work, and practice.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice their skills on case assessment and direct, cross, and redirect of expert witnesses.

WHO SHOULD COME?

This training is designed for:

-Attorneys who would utilize expert witnesses in the prosecution of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking crimes
-Advocates and / or professionals who :

  • Have knowledge, skill, experience, training or education on the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking crimes AND

  • Are willing to serve as an expert witness




This event could not be possible without The University of Texas School of Social Work and School of Law, The Office of the Governor, and the Criminal Justice Division.

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