National Institute on the Prosecution of Sexual Violence - I
January 11 - 14, 2011
The National Institute on the Prosecution of Sexual Violence (NIPSV) is a three and one-half day course designed to challenge participants to reevaluate their approach to prosecuting sexual violence crimes. NIPSV explores the complex issues faced by prosecutors in balancing offender accountability and the impact of criminal prosecution on victims. In addition to practical case evaluation and litigation skills, the curriculum addresses the development and improvement of culturally sensitive victim services by prosecutors; examines the benefits of developing a coordinated victim-centered community response; explains common injuries, relevant medical evidence and offers guidance on the use of medical experts; explores ethical issues confronted by prosecutors; and offers prosecutors the ability to redefine outcomes and the very nature of justice in sexual violence cases.
NIPSV uses hypothetical case problems, role-playing exercises, small group discussions, mini-lectures, and faculty demonstrations. Rather than reading specific case law, participants employ case evaluation, preparation, and trial skills to understand sexual violence in the various contexts in which it occurs and examine their current attitudes and practices. The highly interactive format enables prosecutors from different jurisdictions, with varied levels of experience, to learn from one another and engage in "real-life" activities that are readily transferable to their everyday work. Prosecutors who have found strategies to overcome the unique challenges in handling sexual violence cases will share their success stories and techniques. Prosecutors will leave the institute with new ideas and methods for keeping victims safe and holding offenders accountable.
This course is open to all prosecutors and attendance is free of charge; however, priority will be given to OVW grantees. There is no limit to the number of attendees from any jurisdiction. Seating is limited and applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants will be informed of acceptance by email.
Attendance at this event will qualify participants for approximately twenty (20) continuing legal education credit hours including including at least one (1) hour of credit , pending state approval. Please check with your state bar association in reference to application requirements and related fees.
Center for Education on Violence Against Women
801 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 375
Washington, DC 20004
700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Transportation and Lodging Participants are responsible for making and paying for their own travel and lodging arrangements. To ensure the conference rate of $207 at the Hotel Monaco, participants must call (877) 202-5411 and reference the AEquitas Room Block. The conference rate may be available three days prior to and after the conference.
OVW grant funds may be used to cover the cost of transportation and accommodations related to your attendance. Please contact your OVW grant administrator for additional information.
A limited number of scholarships related to travel and accommodations may be available upon request. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship please submit an email firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Your email should include your OVW award number, an explanation of the economic situation in your jurisdiction, and a summary of how you and your jurisdiction may benefit from your attendance at NIPSV.
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