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Number: 560

  • Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Use of Law Enforcement Authority
  • Human Rights
  • Legal Updates
  • Procedural Justice
  • Sexual Assault Trauma Informed Response
September 1, 2021
0830 - 1630

This course will provide new perspectives on understanding sex assault victims and will cover best practices for investigating sex crimes. Instruction will address trauma informed interviews, neurobiology and the brain, hospital protocols, requirements under the Sexual Assault Incident Procedure Act, and other relevant topics.

This course meets the mandated training requirements for all sworn officers as set forth in the Sexual Assault Incident Procedure Act (Public Act 99-0801).


  • Statistics and common rape myths
  • Neurobiology and the brain
  • The initial interview
  • Report writing
  • Evidence collection
  • Role of the rape advocate
  • Considerations at the emergency room
  • Sexual Assault Incident Procedure Act (SAIPA)
  • Trauma informed interview of the victim
  • Age sensitive victims