Published: February, 2013| Rose Thelen

Following our webinar on research showing the effectiveness of advocacy and particularly the advocate initiated response, Rose Thelen presents on this approach to engaging victims caught up in the criminal justice system. Rose discusses the history, philosophy, and rationale behind this approach as well as concerns of advocacy programs who haven’t used this intervention. These interventions require cooperative agreements with local police and Rose shares her experience working with law enforcement and developing protocols for police contacts. Managing contacts and training staff and volunteers will also be addressed. In other words, everything you need to know to use the advocate initiated response.