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BEYOND THE STATUS QUO: THE TRIP METHOD
(TRAUMA RESPONSIVE INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION)
Beginning with the complexities of Sexual Assault


Arizona Army National Guard – Papago Site
Russell Auditorium 636 E McDowell Rd 
Phoenix, AZ 85008 

December 3-4, 2019

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Trauma Responsive 
Investigations and Prosecutions (TRIP)

Beyond the Status Quo
Beginning with the Complexities of Sexual Assault


Sexual Assault and Rape can be the most difficult and complicated crime types to successfully investigate from initial report to prosecution, some common issues: 

-Reported victims are often highly traumatized and trauma can impact behavior that is often misunderstood by Criminal Justice professionals and first responders.
-Our understanding of sex offenders is rooted in older ideas that do not take cross-over studies into consideration. 
-Male victims do not often report 
-It is very difficult to investigate sexual assaults and involve alcohol and other drugs.

Traumatic and/or high stress experiences can impact the human ability to articulate and to participate with the criminal justice  and other first responding systems making it essential to shift from current practices toward a model that is trauma responsive. The trip method has been developed to assist professionals in response, corroboration, documentation and investigation & prosecution of cases involving potential high stress and trauma.


Tentative Agenda:

Day One: December 3, 2019

8:00-8:30: Introduction
We will open the day discussing why “change is uncomfortable”.

8:30-10:00: Sexual Assault, Slut Shaming and Culture Change- Building a World That Doesn’t Exist
We will discuss the culture in which we live, the standards and expectations that are socially tied to our gendered experience and how the media plays a certain role.

10:00-10:15: Break

10:15-12:00: Understanding Sex Offenders – The Hunter & The Hunted
We will blow up our understanding of “what it means to be a sexual predator” and highlight a major paradigm shift that is needed in order to effectively hold offenders accountable.

12:00-1:30: Lunch on your own

1:30-3:00: Trauma Responsive Investigations and Prosecutions (TRIP)
We will introduce and define Trauma Informed Investigations and Prosecutions.
To include working side by side: the advocate, forensic nurse, investigator and prosecutor (and other allied professionals).

3:00-3:15: Break

3:15-5:00: Trauma Responsive Investigations and Prosecutions (TRIP)
We will outline tangible ways in which TRIP differs from traditional investigation and prosecution. To include working side by side: the advocate, forensic nurse, investigator and prosecutor (and other allied professionals). 

Day Two: Dec. 4, 2019

8:00-8:30: What Changes do you intend to bring?

8:30-10:30: Trauma Responsive Investigations and Prosecutions (TRIP)
We will provide a tangible overview of TRIP methods. To include working side by side: the advocate, forensic nurse, investigator and prosecutor (and other allied professionals).


10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-12:15: Practice Session and Guided Round Table
Adult Male Sexual Assault:  We will explore the male victim of sexual assault and the complicated culture in which they reside and then we will assist the participants as they work to apply the TRIP method.

12:15-1:45: Lunch on your own

1:45-3:15: Practice Session Guided Round Table

Taking on the Tough Sexual Assault Case-Alcohol/Consent: Moving Beyond Unreasonable Doubt!
We will explore the difficulties of investigating and prosecuting alcohol related sexual assaults and the complicated culture in which they reside and then we will assist the participants as they work to apply the TRIP method.

3:15-3:30: Break

3:30-4:45: Major Case Study – Putting it all Together
Participants will work through a case study and practice identifying and corroborating trauma through the development of a timeline and investigative and prosecution plan.

 4:45-5:00: Logic Model and Evaluation

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No open drinks allowed in auditorium
Dress comfortably
You will need a valid ID and vehicle insurance to enter the base

$200.00 per person 
If you have a question, email:   myrastrand@russellstrand.com

PENDING:  AZ Post Credits


5636 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix AZ, 85008
Russell Auditorium (Building M5101) 
at the end of Bushmaster Blvd on North side of the base

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