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Diversity in Practice: Building Safety and Inclusion with LGBTQ+ People

Total Credits: 1.5 including 1.5 Ethics CLE, 1.5 CLE

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Erika Callaway Kleiner |  David Lord
1 Hour 24 Minutes
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This webinar focuses on developing the practical skills necessary to work effectively with LGBTQ+ people, with an emphasis on those who have been the victims of crimes. Content includes information to better understand language and background that is critical to working with this community, including why there is a heightened risk of violence against LGBTQ+ individuals and some of the barriers to these survivors’ participation in the investigation and prosecution of crimes against them.  The workshop will include techniques, practices and policies that can increase the likelihood of successfully overcoming these barriers and will provide a summary overview of local resources and the statutory environment surrounding the provision of services to survivors in this community.



Erika Callaway Kleiner's Profile

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Violence Prevention Project

Justice 3D

Erika Callaway Kleiner (she/her) has worked in the anti-violence movement more than twenty years.  Her passion is helping to create inclusive and accessible services for survivors of violence from underserved communities. Ms. Kleiner began work at the Women’s Center of Vanderbilt University where she also earned a Master of Divinity degree.  She was the director of the Alexandria Sexual Assault Center (SAC) and works now as a consultant managing the SAC Prevention Project, facilitating the Alexandria LGBTQ+ Task Force, and training as an instructor for Justice 3D.  Ms. Kleiner was a co-founder of the Alexandria LGBTQ+ Task Force in 2007 and has continuously worked on an initiative to improve services and outreach to people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer + (LGBTQ+).  This work developed into a City-wide initiative.  The Task Force has been used as a model for other jurisdictions across Virginia and has trained thousands of service providers on developing inclusive services. Ms. Kleiner received the Pathfinder Award from the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance and the Women’s Health and Safety Advocate Award from the Alexandria Commission for Women for her work to improve services to underserved communities.

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Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

City of Alexandria, Virginia

David Lord is a Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Alexandria, Virginia, an adjunct professor in Criminal Procedure at George Mason University's School of Law, and an instructor with Justice 3D.  Mr. Lord is also a published author, with his writing focused on prosecutorial ethics.  He has been employed as a prosecutor since 2006 and has broad litigation experience, having tried 63 cases through a jury and many hundreds more as bench trials.  In addition to his work as a trial attorney, Mr. Lord has developed an expertise in ethics and teaches on that topic at multiple conferences each year. Mr. Lord’s published law review articles include the ethics of plea bargaining, trial advocacy, prosecutorial discretion, and exculpatory evidence.  As a prosecutor, Mr. Lord supervises the Violent Crimes Unit and works with the Alexandria Treatment Court, a program that seeks to help divert from conviction and incarceration individuals with substance use disorder that engage in nonviolent felony offenses.  Mr. Lord graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Colorado State University, obtained his J.D. from George Mason in 2005, and received a Masters of Theological Studies from Wesley Theological Seminary in 2019. Mr. Lord is a recipient of the 2017 Warren B. Von Schuch Distinguished Assistant Award, the 2014, 2015, and 2020 S. Randolph Sengel Award for Prosecutorial Excellence, the 2017 Alexandria Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 Award, and the 2019 Michael R. Doucette Lecturer of Merit Award.