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What Every Civil Legal Services Provider Should Know About Stalking: Investigation, Prosecution and Working with Victims

Originally presented as a training for law enforcement officers, this program contains valuable information for civil legal services practitioners. Presentations by police, prosecutor, and mental health officials discuss the important and intertwined issues of enforcement of stalking laws and treating the complainant-victims with respect and avoiding re-victimizing those seeking recourse from the judicial system. A civil legal services attorney presents topics of interest including the crime of stalking, alternate Family Court venues for qualifying victims, and what civil legal providers can do for complainant-victims in the criminal venue. The victim perspective is represented as well with a presentation by a victim of stalking who speaks about the decision making process related to whether to report the crime and how stalking continues to effect her day-to-day decisions.

This program was developed with funding from the Department of Justice's Legal Assistance to Victims grant pursuant to the Violence Against Women Act. It provides unique insight into the criminal investigation and prosecution of stalking that are easily transferrable to the litigation of the stalking offenses in family court.

Date of original presentation: 09/05/2012

Part 1: Investigating and Prosecuting Stalking Cases: Alice D. Decker, Esq., Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc.; Undersheriff Robert S. Swenszkowski, Oneida County Sheriff's Office; Dawn Catera Lupi, Esq., Oneida County District Attorney's Office

Part 2: Working with Stalking Victims: Undersheriff Robert S. Swenszkowski, Oneida County Sheriff's Office; Bernadette McDaniel, MSW, MA/CRJ, YWCA of Mohawk Valley; Cindy Domingue-Hendrickson, Esq., Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc.

Total viewing time: 2 hours 11 minutes

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