We are an advocacy organization for victims of child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and homelessness. We have a young woman who was in a violent teen dating situation. this was 3 years ago and she is doing very well, giving presentations in schools to other teens and she has excellent insight on the positive things law enforcement did during the initial investigation. We would like this info to be compelling and we will put in an infographic to send to law enforcement for training.
Teaching law enforcement how to gently interview victims of domestic and sexual assault is challenging: time/staffing issues, defensiveness and unavailability of the victim for presentations. We feel if we can take her story and impressions of "what worked well" we can send that out to all law enforcement in our 2.5 rural counties to help them learn better victim interviewing skills
HOPE's mission is to empower lives through hope, offering support and advocacy to anyone affected by child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence and homelessness.
We serve about 1700+ people a year in 2.5 rural counties in SE Minnesota. We have a domestic violence shelter, and offer advocacy and support to those who have experienced child abuse, sexual assault and homelessness. We are the only organization proving these services in our rural area.
Andrew was very good at communicating. He took the initiative to watch a short video of the story and then he was able to put it all together very well1
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