Please scroll down to find past webinars from our Complex Homicide program.
If your team is interested in a webinar on any of the topics below, please
contact us here. Please click each presenter's name for their full bio.
"Civil Justice for Victims of Homicide"
Civil Justice for Victims of Homicide provides an overview of civil remedies available to victims, and the advocate’s role in directing victims to appropriate resources. The training will explore how victims of homicide and other crimes can use civil lawsuits to obtain justice, hold responsible parties accountable, prevent future crimes, and obtain the financial resources victims need to rebuild their lives.
"Trauma-Informed Witness Response in Homicide Cases and Webinar: Community Healing Trauma-Informed Witness Response in Homicide Cases"
This training will teach participants on how to be trauma-informed when preparing a witness in the criminal justice process and how to work with multidisciplinary partners during this time. It will also assist participants on how to develop strategies to limit, identify and respond to witness intimidation. The Webinar was conducted by Jane Anderson. The in-person training was conducted by both Jane Anderson and Mike LaRiviere.
Request TTA on this topic here.
"Restitution in Homicide: A Crime Victim’s Right to 'Prompt Restitution'"
This workshop will examine ways to help victims receive prompt restitution by using existing statutes that help in the collection of court-ordered restitution and establish what kind of losses are eligible in homicide cases.
"Restorative Retelling: Overview and Practical Application with Co-Victims of Homicide Webinar"
This training is about the Restorative Retelling Model which is a technique that can be used when creating group therapy with people grieving victims of homicide. Participants will learn about the unique features of this model and how it can be helpful to co-victims.
"Spiritual Sensitivity in Homicide Cases"
This training will explore religious death practices and rituals as they relate to the criminal justice system. It will also help participants become knowledgeable about spirituality in homicide cases and how their agency policies, constitutional guidelines, and response to victims can include considerations for victims' beliefs.
"Tell it Your Way: How to Prepare and Empower Survivors to Talk (or Not Talk) to the Media"
This training will teach participants best practices for families of homicide when speaking to the media. It will discuss do’s and don'ts, and will provide an overview of the rights of families and other survivors when speaking to media representatives.
"Trauma Informed Victim/Witness Interviewing for the Justice System"
This webinar will present an interviewing strategy that incorporates the principles of the neurobiology of trauma. The presentation will focus on teaching the participant's practical skills and techniques they can use to facilitate a trauma-informed interview. Using these skills, law enforcement officers, attorneys, and other criminal justice professionals can ensure their interviews provide a clear road map for their investigations.
"Under Pressure and Finding the Release Valve"
This webinar is specifically designed for law enforcement and other professionals working in the field of victim services. It will explore the impact of vicarious trauma and the importance of building strategies that help combat vicarious trauma.
Request TTA on this topic here.
Webinar from the Center for Victim Research
"Losing a Loved One to Homicide"
This webinar reviews research and practices; the harms and consequences of co-victimization; interventions and services; and recommendations for the field.
Access the webinar here.
We encourage you to contact us for TTA resources and referrals related to topics mentioned throughout this website. Please note the National Center only provides direct TTA to PSN teams and MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge sites at this time. If you are part of a PSN team and wanting to officially submit a TTA request to the PSN TTA team, please do so by navigating to psntta.org. Thank you.
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