Homicide: Serving the Survivors
October 5 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Losing a close friend or family member through an act of violence is a traumatic, incomprehensible experience that changes the world of the survivor forever. For the advocate, working with survivors of homicide victims means supporting and assisting the survivors through the most shattering experience of their lives.
Homicide: Serving the Survivors, will focus on assisting secondary victims of homicide navigate through grief and the criminal justice system. In this two-day training, you will learn about some of the common responses to homicide, how they differ from “natural” death and the best ways to offer support to those left behind. We will hear from experienced professionals in law enforcement and criminal justice among others, and learn how a case moves (or doesn’t) through the system. Importantly, you will learn about the secondary losses and the secondary victimization associated with a criminal death and the most effective ways to intervene.
There is no fee to attend but space is limited.
Registration is open to anyone who provides direct service to victims of crime.