This webinar is hosted by the Battered Women's Justice Project and is open to the public. 


Based on a toolkit that the Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI) developed, this webinar will explain the process and framework for reviewing sexual assault case files as an evaluative measure for sexual assault response teams (SARTs). Case file review is a powerful way to identify strategies to better investigate and document sexual assault cases.  It is also an excellent strategy to evaluate current policies and practices of SART agencies. The presenters will explore the benefits and challenges to reviewing law enforcement files, including privacy and victim confidentiality concerns. This webinar addresses why multidisciplinary teams conduct case file review and will offer practical tips and tools to use case file review. Participants will learn how to create meaningful change to the sexual violence response in a way that is both victim centered and addresses offender accountability.

After participating in this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand how case file review can be used as an evaluative measure and recognize the importance of reviewing cases as a strategy of systems change work
  • Identify strategies for case file review
  • Demonstrate a more comprehensive knowledge of practical skills and steps for how to engage their SART in Case File Review
  • Engage in dialogue about reviewing cases, including addressing concerns about confidentiality and logistics


Jolene Engelking, Project Development Specialist, Sexual Violence Justice Institute; Leah Lutz, Program Manager, Sexual Violence Justice Institute. Hosted by Marijka Muras, Training & Technical Assistance Specialist, Battered Women's Justice Project.

Logistical Information

  • A webinar is on online seminar and requires internet access to connect.
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  • Audio options include: VoIP (free audio through the internet, speakers are required, a headset is recommended) or dialing into a teleconference line (your standard ling distance charges will apply).
  • Questions? Contact Kari Sonmore at