Trauma-Informed Law Enforcement Strategies for Combating Victim, Witness, and Community Intimidation and Retaliation

Across the country, law enforcement agencies are seeking training and technical assistance to inform policies and approaches for engaging with victims, witnesses, families, and communities experiencing intimidation and retaliation. On August 17, NCVC hosted a webinar and discussion on how law enforcement agencies are currently using trauma-informed approaches to intervene, mitigate, and combat the effects of intimidation and retaliation in their local, state, and federal jurisdictions.

Speakers included:

  • Chafica Khodr Agha, Esq., Staff Attorney and Program Associate, NCVC (Moderator)
  • Detective Andrew Washington, Police Detective, Tampa Police Department, Criminal Investigation Division
  • Darlene Averick, Supervisory Victim Witness Program Manager, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
  • Courtney Kurtis, Esq., Assistant Executive Director, Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council