This 3 part series will discuss the challenges of investigating and prosecuting adult sexual assault cases. We will discuss the realities behind the statistics that show low numbers of successful prosecutions. We will discuss the neurobiology of trauma and the importance of trauma-informed interviewing. We will discuss the importance of a victim-centered / offender - focused investigation and will conclude with a discussion of strategies for trial - specifically highlighting voir dire.
|Navigating the Landscape Part 1 (5.9 MB)||Available after Purchase|
Nancy Oglesby has been a career prosecutor in the Commonwealth of Virginia for over 20 years. She is currently Virginia’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Resource Prosecutor. Nancy has handled thousands of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault cases. In addition, she has provided training on these issues to many professionals including prosecutors, law enforcement officers, advocates, medical professionals and forensic interviewers. She has been appointed by four Virginia Governors to statewide advisory boards, commissions and task forces devoted to combatting domestic and sexual violence. Nancy is a co-founder of Justice 3D, a company that offers training and consulting to allied professionals nationally on issues of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.
Mike Milnor has been involved in law enforcement for over 36 years and retired as Chief of Police for Alta Vista, Virginia. Over the years he has worked in various positions which include Interim Sheriff, Director of Public Safety, Coordinator of an FBI/Virginia State Police multi-jurisdictional task force, Senior Supervisory Investigator, uniformed Deputy Sheriff and Polygraph Examiner. In addition to being involved in thousands of investigations, Mike has also done an extensive amount of teaching in criminal justice with an emphasis in the areas of sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and domestic violence as well as being a Professor of Criminal Justice. In 2016, Mike cofounded Justice 3D, a company that offers training and consulting to allied professionals nationally on issues of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.
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