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Webinar: Uncovering Sexual Assault in Domestic Violence Calls

October 19, 2018 at 11:07 AM

From the NZFVC

When: Friday 16 November 2018, 9-10.30am NZDT (15 November 2018, 12noon PT in US)

Where: Online (based in US)

Organised by EVAWI.

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Presenter: Mike Davis, Sergeant, Vancouver Police Department (Ret.), Vancouver, WA

Research tells us that sexual violence is a common component of intimate partner violence, but victims are often far less likely to disclose acts of sexual violence than physical violence, in their contacts with law enforcement. Investigators should therefore make it a standard practice to assess whether sexual violence is also occurring in cases of intimate partner violence.

This webinar will explain how law enforcement can evolve from not properly addressing intimate partner sexual violence (IPSV) in domestic violence situations to a practical, well trained response. Participants will be provided with materials that can be used to sensitively assess for sexual violence and build an evidence based case through investigation and prosecution. Materials will also be provided to help develop policies, protocols, and training, as well as reducing gender bias in policing.

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