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


This webinar is designed to introduce multi-disciplinary participants to the work of the Sexual Violence Justice Institute and explore the complexities of sexual violence, especially for programs and communities that see a limited number of disclosures. Through investigating the fundamentals of sexual violence, participants will gain a strengthened understanding of the key differences and similarities in service provision for victims of sexual violence. Through this broadened understanding of the importance of context, offender and victimization type, and paradigms of response, participants will walk away with concrete ideas of how to apply their learning to their current work in order to provide more robust services to sexual violence victims in their communities.

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

  1. Articulate the key concepts of sexual violence response provision.
  2. Demonstrate a more comprehensive knowledge about sexual violence context, offender and victimization type, and paradigms of response;
  3. Choose tangible steps to change current service and response models to increase service to sexual violence victims/survivors.


Leah Lutz, Program Manager, Sexual Violence Justice Institute and Johnanna Ganz, Collaboration Specialist/Rural Technical Assistance Project Coordinator, SVJI. Hosted by Marijka Muras, Training & Technical Assistance Specialist, BWJP.

Logistical information

  • A webinar is on online seminar and requires internet access to connect.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from immediately after registering. If you don't see it in your inbox, please check your spam or junk mail. Please keep this email as it contains the webinar and audio information needed to join the webinar. You will receive a reminder email the day before the webinar as well.
  • 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