Training: November 30, 2021. The Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center is hosting an online Expert Q&A discussion with Cynthia Micklem, J.D, and Tammi Slowinsky, PH.D., M.P.A. titled “Prosecutors and Trauma Exposure: Effects and Mitigation Strategies.”
Although research to date has explored the impacts of exposure to trauma for victim service providers, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, law enforcement, and EMTs, fewer studies have explored secondary trauma among prosecutors. This session will provide an overview of the findings of a research study that applied qualitative methods to examine the perspectives of prosecutors in Virginia who work sex crime cases.