Trauma to Trial is an intensive, advanced training program designed to equip prosecutors and investigators with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively investigate and prosecute adult, non-stranger, sexual assault cases.
The conference focuses significantly on the roles of investigators and prosecutors, although all professionals working with sexual assault victims throughout the criminal justice process are invited to attend.
When: June 25-27, 2018 Where: Lied Lodge Conference Center in Nebraska City, Nebraska Cost: $575.00 a person.
The Lodge was originally designed and built by the Arbor Day Foundation to serve as a space for like minds to gather and discuss trees, conservation, and environmental stewardship. Today, you will find that happening amid family reunions, business conferences, weddings, vacations, and more.
• Spa Treatments
• Arbor Lodge Mansion
• Olympic-Sized Indoor Pool
• Fuelwood Energy Plant Gallery
• Gift Shop
• Tree Adventure
• The Lied Greenhouse ar Arbor Day Farms
• The Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge
• Weekend Wine Tasting
• The Apple House Market
• Pie Garden Café
• Golf Courses
• Steinhart Park Aquatic Center
Limited rooms are available under the group block “Justice3D” at a nightly discounted rate of $119.00 + taxes. Additional rooms may be available after the room block is filled at normal resort rates beginning at $199.00 nightly.
Sexual assault victims are the largest group of non-combat individuals who suffer from PTSD. Learn how to provide them with supportive care throughout the criminal justice process.
Sexual assault victims have suffered traumas that often will impact their memories and their ability to recount events. Interviewing victims who have experienced traumas requires a specific approach to be successful.
These cases do not have to be “he-said/she-said”. Learn how to corroborate your victim’s statement in many non-traditional ways so that your victim is supported with concrete evidence at trial.
Learn more about suspect interrogations with active listening, emotion labeling, effective pauses and situation analysis skills. Learn how to corroborate your victim’s statement through your suspect’s own words. Understand how communicating empathy increases the opportunities for corroboration and confessions.
Many rape “myths” are prevalent throughout society and, therefore, our jury pool comes with many biases against our victim. Learn how to use these biases to your advantage, prepare your victim for cross-examination, and effectively combat the all too common “consent” defense.