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Key Considerations in Trauma-Informed Interviewing

Marya L. Simmons, Victim-Witness Unit Supervisor, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and Lieutenant Jordan Satinsky, Deputy Commander, Montgomery County Police Department
May 30, 2018

This webinar focused on key considerations for investigators when conducting a trauma-informed interview on a cold case sexual assault. Lieutenant Satinsky provided attendees with the history of trauma-informed interviewing, the need for multidisciplinary collaboration, and best practices for deploying trauma-informed interviewing in the attendee’s agency. Marya Simmons discussed ways to gain skills in trauma-informed interviewing from a victim advocate’s perspective, how to support law enforcement with facilitating victim-centered interviewing, and the importance of a victim advocate’s role in these interviews.