The majority of sexual violence victims know their assailants, a fact that can greatly affect and complicate the reactions that victims experience during and after an assault. Intimate partner sexual violence usually co-occurs with other forms of physical and psychological violence and may indicate a greater lethality risk than with other victims of sexual violence. Criminal justice, advocacy, and health care professionals must consider these and other complexities as they seek to create a victim-centered response. This webinar describes the common dynamics, prevalence, perpetrators, and victims of intimate partner sexual assault, examines ways in which allied professionals may need to expand their practices to adequately and holistically care for these victims, and summarizes the legal issues relevant to the prosecution of intimate partner sexual violence.
This webinar recording should qualify prosecutors for 1 hour of continuing legal education (CLE) credits. Prosecutors are encouraged to contact their state bar association in reference to application requirements and related fees.