Economic Justice for Victims
Presented by Jane Anderson, Attorney Advisor, AEquitas
Economic abuse is one of the many ways that abusers achieve and maintain power and control over their intimate partners. Many such acts are criminal in and of themselves but are frequently overlooked when the focus is on physical abuse. Moreover, economic barriers prevent many victims from securing safety for themselves and their children. Economic insecurity and dependence on the abuser directly impacts the ability of victims to participate in the criminal justice system. Addressing the financial impact of these crimes at all stages of the criminal justice process will improve the ability of victims to participate, assist the prosecutor to present a more accurate and compelling case at trial, increase the safety of victims, and help to ensure the offender is held accountable for the full range of criminal conduct.
This state-specific webinar recording will explore the ways in which economic insecurity and economic abuse affect victims and will suggest strategies to achieve economic justice in cases involving intimate partner violence and stalking.
Allied justice system professionals, including but not limited to prosecutors, law enforcement officers, community-based service providers, college campus professionals, and judges, are encouraged to register for this state-specific recording.
This recording should qualify prosecutors for one (1.0) hour of continuing legal education credits. Prosecutors are encouraged to contact their state bar association in reference to application requirements and related fees.
Click here to view the September 14, 2017 webinar recording.
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