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Effective Victim Interviewing Webinar
Thursday, August 9th, 2012
12:00 AM PT/1:00 AM MT/2:00 AM CT/3:00 AM ET
EVAWI Executive Director Joanne Archambault and Board President Roger Canaff are pleased to offer this webinar on victim interviewing. This webinar mirrors the OLTI module on Interviewing the Victim, which walks participants through the stages and techniques for successfully interviewing sexual assault victims.


This webinar is approximately 90 minutes long.


At EVAWI, we know the single most important factor in determining the success of the victim interview is the attitude of respect and professionalism conveyed by the law enforcement professional. Therefore, it is critical for law enforcement to establish rapport and respectful communication in order to conduct an effective interview. This webinar will provide guidance on how to conduct a competent and compassionate interview, while being mindful of the varying ways the victim may present.



Joanne ArchambaultJoanne Archambault

Executive Director, End Violence Against Women International
Retired Sergeant, San Diego Police Department

Joanne Archambault is the Founder and Executive Director of EVAWI, as well as the President and Training Director of Sexual Assault Training & Investigations (SATI), Inc. In April 2010, Joanne was honored by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for her decades of tireless work on behalf of sexual assault victims, with a prestigious National Crime Victims' Service Award for Allied Professionals. On October 27, 2010, Joanne was invited to meet with President Obama and Vice President Biden for the first assembly on violence against women to ever be held at the White House.

Joanne began her career with the San Diego Police Department, working for almost 23 years in a wide range of assignments. She first worked as an officer in Patrol and then as a detective in Gangs, Child Abuse, and Crimes Against Persons. As a sergeant, she had assignments in the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Sex Crimes. During the last ten years of her service, Joanne supervised the Sex Crimes Unit, which had 13 detectives and was responsible for investigating approximately 1,000 felony sexual assaults within the City of San Diego each year. Over the course of her career, she has written numerous articles and developed a wide range of training and policy materials, as well as serving on numerous national advisory boards.

Roger CanaffRoger Canaff

President, Board of Directors for End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI)
Former Prosecutor and Legal Expert

Roger Canaff attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and then the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. He worked for over six years as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in Alexandria, Virginia where he prosecuted primarily child sexual assault and child abuse. He then served as a Senior Attorney at the National District Attorney's Association in the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse, training and lecturing on those issues. He then served as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx, New York in the Child Abuse and Sex Unit where he again prosecuted child sexual assault and child abuse, in addition to elder sexual abuse and abuse of those with disabilities.

In 2007 he became the Deputy Chief of the Sex Offender Management Unit of the New York State Office of the Attorney General. Then in 2009 he took a position as a Highly Qualified Expert, working for the Department of the Army specializing in assisting military prosecutors in investigating and prosecuting sexual assault cases within the armed forces. He left federal service in 2012 and now trains, consults, write and speaks nationally and internationally on all issues pertaining to sexual and physical interpersonal violence.

This project is supported by Grant No. 2008-TA-AX-K040 awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed 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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