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Victim Support & Aftermath of Violence

Target Audience: Law Enforcement, District Attorney's, Victim's Advocates, Parole & Probation

  • From 150 US dollars
  • Lane County Parole and Probation, 2699 Roosevelt Blvd, Eugene, OR 97402

39 spots left

Class Overview

Sponsoring Agency: Lane County Parole & Probation Non-member cost includes 1 year of OPOA Membership for qualified applicants. DPSST Category: Equity Overview: This groundbreaking training meets at the intersection of the human side of crime victims and traditional criminal justice tactics. In the past decade, communities small and large have seen a steady uptick in violent crime ranging from homicide to mass casualty incidents. Modern day law enforcement can no longer arrest their way out of the problem through traditional methods. This training introduces and discusses the future of proactive police work: victim needs and community support for sustainable crime reduction. This course is appropriate and applicable to both sworn and non-sworn law enforcement personnel who are driven to make a difference in the communities they serve by focusing on individuals impacted by life altering violence. Law enforcement professionals will be educated on trauma and trauma-informed practices when interacting with individuals impacted by different types of violence. This training will highlight different ways in which to humanize victims of violent crime in an effort to leverage community cooperation and bring judicial resolution to ongoing investigations. This training will discuss the importance of collaboration with already established community groups and advocacy resources best positioned to provide meaningful assistance. And finally, the training will provide attendees with new ideas, techniques and methods they can implement in partnership with community and faith based organizations. Instructor: Mary Nero Mary Nero is a Victim Advocate in North Carolina where she is assigned to the homicide unit in a metropolitan city. Prior to becoming an advocate, Mary was a sworn police officer from 2003 to 2017 where she spent the bulk of that time investigating major crimes involving both children and adults. At the end of her sworn tenure, she was a detective in the homicide unit. Mary brings a unique perspective to the advocacy world: the real-world knowledge of what it takes to investigate and prosecute violent offenses combined with an innate sense of victim needs while utilizing empathy and emotional support when working with survivors of violent crime. Contact: Kim Dorn at (503) 586-8828 or

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4190 Aumsville Highway Southeast, Salem, OR, USA

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