Victim rights are a powerful tool for victims—and for law enforcement. Victims who have received their rights are stronger witnesses, more likely to share information with agents, and better able to testify. Victim rights are also an important means to protect and empower victims throughout the case. Law enforcement agents who understand victim rights can help victims to receive the voice they are entitled to and avoid rights violations that can sidetrack an investigation or prosecution. This session, taught by the Justice Department’s former expert on victim rights law, covers the rights that law enforcement officers need to know and how to accord those rights in a way that leaves victims feeling supported, protected, and heard.
Other Webinars with this Presenter
- Victim Rights in a Post Epstein World
- Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights
- Dec 3: Victim Rights: What Law Enforcement Officers Need to Know (this webinar)
- April 21: The Empathetic Workplace: Five Steps to a Compassionate, Calm, and Confident Response to Trauma on the Job
The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is one of the largest associations of law enforcement professionals in the United States, representing more than 3,000 elected sheriffs across the nation, and a total membership of more than 20,000. NSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of criminal justice and public safety. Throughout its seventy-seven year history, NSA has served as an information clearinghouse for sheriffs, deputies, chiefs of police, other law enforcement professionals, state governments and the federal government.
This webinar was pre-approved for 1.5 CEU credits by the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)® and the DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP). Founded in 1975, the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States and is the recognized leader in victim advocacy, education and credentialing. To learn more about NOVA, visit trynova.org.