Trauma Informed Best Practices for Survivors of Violent Crimes

September 19, 2023

Webinar Series
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
120-minute presentation 

Survivors of violent crime often display behaviors and recount memories in ways that are counterintuitive to jurors, prosecutors, law enforcement and the community stakeholders who are doing their best to assist them and help them obtain justice. All members of the criminal justice team, community resource providers, and health care professionals can work more effectively with these vulnerable victims by recognizing and understanding the underlying neurobiology of traumatic events, its emotional and physical manifestation, and how these processes can impact the victim’s emotions, life experiences, memory, and responses. Taking a trauma-informed approach when working with victims of violent crimes can enhance communication and lead to successful legal strategies.

The presenter will discuss the brain and body responses during any traumatic event and its effects on memory. She will shed insight into how we can best work with traumatized victims, utilize these approaches in trial preparation as well as in trial, and provide justice for these victims.

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Non-Member: $200

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Presented by:

Courtney Curtis
Assistant Executive Director, Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council, IN

Anticipated CLE credits: 2.00 Credits

NDAA has applied for CLE credit in Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia based on state requirements and guidelines. All other attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar for more information. At the conclusion of the course and after completion of the electronic evaluation survey, all attendees will receive a uniform continuing education certificate that they may use to report their continuing education hours to their state bar or reporting agency. Questions regarding CLE or other continuing education credits can be directed to

NDAA’s mission to serve and support prosecutors and their staff. In consideration of this commitment, NDAA requires that all those in attendance of our programs currently work in or work closely with prosecution: NDAA invites prosecutors, lawyers and paralegals in local, state, tribal, federal and military government attorneys’ offices who work on behalf of survivors, law enforcement, victim advocates and victim- witness professionals, domestic violence task force members, all court services staff, judges, health and mental health care professionals, shelter and social workers, members of the faith community, school administrators, and protective services personnel. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact


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