You Have Options / 30 April 2013

Presented By: BWJP

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm central Time
Location: Your Desk

Presenters: Detective Carrie Hull of the Ashland, Oregon Police Department and Susan Moen, Executive Director of the Jackson County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).

Content: Detective Carrie Hull and Susan Moen will present on how the “You Have Options”  program is reducing barriers to reporting sexual assault. “You Have Options” is the result of over two years working in collaboration with victims, victim advocates and other community partners to identify ways law enforcement can increase sexual assault reporting to, ultimately, have a better chance at holding offenders accountable.

At the Ashland Police Department the victim of a sexual assault controls how much or how little they participate and is given all the information available regarding options for their report in a no-pressure environment of his or her choosing. A victim can customize their experience with law enforcement by choosing between three different reporting options including "Information Only", "Partial Investigation" and "Complete Investigation". Online reporting ( is available with no law enforcement contact required and victims are encouraged to report even if their case is past the statute of limitations.

Ashland Police Department Detectives receive advanced training on sexual assault investigations that include attempts to identify serial perpetration with every identified offender. Victims are given the time they need to make the decision that is right for them while investigating officers work to obtain and preserve as much evidence as possible, regardless of the victim's choice to proceed with charges. Long term, the program seeks to increase the identification and prosecution of sexual predators in the community thereby decreasing sexual assault victimization. The Ashland Police Department's goal is to make this program available to all law enforcement agencies starting in 2014.

Registration Details: This webinar is open to OVW Grantees and the general public.

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