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


This fast-paced, interactive presentation will focus on how to facilitate a trauma-informed victim interview. This protocol has been used successfully in investigating domestic violence, sexual assault, and strangulation cases. The presenters will emphasize the importance of being victim-centered, suspect-focused, and trauma-informed. The first webinar will concentrate on why we are facilitating the interview in a different way: why is this interview method different than the way victim interviews were previously conducted? Why are body language and surroundings important? Why do we structure questions in certain ways? There will be time allowed for questions, answers, and discussion.


Donna Kelly, Salt Lake County District Attorney, Special Victims Unit Prosecutor and Justin Boardman, Retired Detective, Boardman Training and Consulting 

Logistical Information

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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 long distance charges will apply).
  • Closed Captioning will be provided.
  • We do not provide CEUs
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