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Question about Forensic Compliance? EVAWI Probably Has a Resource for That! Webinar
Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
10:00 AM PT/11:00 AM MT/12:00 PM CT/1:00 PM ET
Duration

This webinar is approximately 30 minutes long.

Course Description

EVAWI aims to highlight communities that are striving to achieve a higher standard of the “spirit of the law,” rather than simply meeting the “letter of the law” with the forensic compliance provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Join us for a quick, 30-minute webinar to learn about the wealth of information we provide on this topic, and identify resources such as background articles, sample laws, policies, protocols and other documents that can be adapted for use in your own community.

Objectives

As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify, locate, and access EVAWI resources on forensic compliance.
  • Prepare to explain forensic compliance and respond effectively to challenges.

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Presenter

Picture of Kimberly LonswayKimberly Lonsway, PhD
Director of Research, EVAWI, San Luis Obispo, CA

Dr. Kim Lonsway is a Founding Board Member and current Research Director for EVAWI, America's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving criminal justice responses to sexual assault. Before EVAWI, Dr. Lonsway served as the Director of Research for the National Center for Women & Policing and the Director of Research and Training for Penny Harrington & Associates. She also taught psychology at California Polytechnic State University.

Dr. Lonsway earned her PhD in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and then served for two years as a post-doctoral research fellow at the interdisciplinary American Bar Foundation in Chicago, Illinois. Her research has always focused on sexual violence and the criminal justice and community response system, and she volunteered for over 15 years as a victim advocate for rape crisis centers in two different communities. In 2012, she was awarded the first-ever Volunteer of the Decade Award from the Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention (SARP) Center in San Luis Obispo, CA - an award specifically created to recognize Lonsway's years of service and dedication to this local rape crisis center.

Dr. Lonsway co-authored a book with Chief Penny Harrington entitled: Investigating Sexual Harassment in Law Enforcement and Nontraditional Fields for Women (Prentice Hall). She has also written over 60 published articles, book chapters, technical reports, government reports, and commissioned documents - in addition to numerous training modules, bulletins, and other resources. She served for five years as Co-Editor of the Sexual Assault Report, a bimonthly publication of the Civic Research Institute.

Over her career, Dr. Lonsway has trained thousands of professionals across the country and around the world, testified as an expert witness in both criminal and civil court cases, and responded to countless inquiries from survivors, practitioners, researchers, educators, policymakers, and the media on topics associated with sexual assault victimization and the criminal justice and community response system.
This project is supported by Grant No. 2017-TA-AX-K038 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
 
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