You Fight for me: Interviewing and Advocacy for Sexual Assault Survivors

- Webinar Recording 1 hour and 30 minutes This webinar will focus on interviewing and advocacy techniques designed to help prosecutors, advocates, and law enforcement to work with survivors of sexual assault. Link to Training

Crime Victims Compensation

What Sexual Assault Advocates Need to Know 1 hour and 20 minutes The Washington State Crime Victims Compensation Program (CVC) was developed to assist victims with financial costs associated with the crime. This webinar presents an overview of the Crime Victims Compensation Program, explains the eligibility process, and informs participants of changes in the program. Link to Training

Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification

What Sexual Assault Advocates and Programs Need to Know 1 hour and 30 minutes This webinar will assist advocates in understanding the complexities of sex offender registration and community notification as it relates to victims of sexual assault. It will prepare advocates to answer questions from victims and their support people regarding sex offender risk levels, registration requirements, community notification, residency restrictions, personal safety and sexual assault prevention. The webinar will also focus on sexual assault agencies being prepared to respond to the public and community leaders on the same topics. Link to Training

Ethical Considerations for Prosecutors in Sexual Violence Cases

This webinar will assist advocates as they understand the process prosecutors go through to prosecute a sexual violence case. This may assist staff as they advocate for clients within the criminal justice system. Prosecutors are tasked with the "twofold aim of which is that guilt shall not escape or innocence suffer ... it is as much his duty to refrain from improper methods calculated to produce a wrongful conviction as it is to use every legitimate means to bring about a just one." Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78, 85 (1935). Ensuring victim privacy and achieving justice in sexual violence cases requires prosecutors to have a firm grasp of their legal obligations as well as their ethical responsibilities throughout each stage of the criminal justice process. In addition to complex victim privacy issues, sexual violence cases present unique ethical challenges related to prosecutorial discretion, recantation, and disclosure of evidence. This webinar addressed the ethical considerations outlined above as well as charging decisions, immunity, the investigate function of a prosecutor, and trial publicity. The presenters used hypothetical case scenarios to challenge prosecutors to evaluate their decision-making in the context of ethical rules and principals. Webinar was presented August 2, 2013. 1 hour 15 minutes Link to Training

Stalking Resource Center

- Webinar "The Intersection of Stalking and Sexual Assault" Legal Momentum – National Judicial Education Program 85 minutes Link to Training

End Violence Against Women International

The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault

90 minutes Link to Training


(Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

Professional Development Continuing Education Courses

RAINN is excited to announce a new six part, online series of Professional Development Continuing Education courses for sexual assault service providers. In this six part series, learners will gain a greater understanding of professional boundaries, developing a positive work environment, giving and receiving feedback, teamwork, ethics and confidentiality, and compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction as it pertains to one’s professional development as service providers for survivors of sexual assault. Examples will focus specifically on how these concepts intersect with the goals and mission of RAINN, but can broadly be applied to any work environment. Create an account on the RAINN Train Site When asked to choose a User Type, Choose: Affiliate/RCC Staff and Volunteer Once you have created an account, email Candice Lopez ( and she will assign the courses. Email Candice if you have any problems. Once she assigns you modules, when you open a module, it will open a new Pop-up. Please don’t close the original window while you’re working on the Pop-up. You can leave a module without completing it, the system will save it so you can come back to it later. LGBTQ

Findings on victimization by sexual orientation

Implications for preventing sexual violence and IPV in LBGT communities 1 hour and 30 minutes This training discusses Preventing sexual violence and IPV in LBGT communities. It is through Prevent Connect. It discusses characteristics of sexual orientation and perpetrators. Also, statistical training on the prevalence of violence within different groups. Link to Training