April 11, 2012 — Join an Online Discussion
Analyzing the Impact of Sexual Assault Protection Orders

On April 11, 2012, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), in commemoration of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Laura Jones, J.D., and DeAnn Yamamoto on best practices for analyzing the impact of sexual assault protection orders. Ms. Jones is the CourtWatch Manager at the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) in Washington state, where she networks with community and professional stakeholders in the justice system and analyzes the data collected by CourtWatch volunteers. CourtWatch is a court-monitoring program established to hold the justice system accountable for its handling of sexual assault and child abuse cases and to create a more informed public. Ms. Jones also published a report entitled Analyzing the Impact and Application of the Sexual Assault Protection Order in King County. Ms. Yamamoto is the Deputy Executive Director of KCSARC, where she oversees the Client Services Team, comprising clinical therapists, legal advocates, and crisis counselors. She also is responsible for overall staff development and organizational design. Ms. Yamamoto has more than 30 years of experience creating and implementing effective services for physical and sexual assault victims. She has been with KCSARC since 1984 and has written a series of publications for parents and sexual assault victims.

Visit the OVC Web Forum now to submit questions for Ms. Jones and Ms. Yamamoto and return on April 11 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Learn how to participate beforehand so you are ready for the discussion.

Source: ovc.ncjrs.gov