Sexual Assault in Domestic Relationships – NEW!

August 19, 2015, 1:10 – 1:40 pm

Generally, when people think of rape they think of stranger sexual assaults.  However, stranger sexual assaults make up only a small percentage of sexual assault cases. More often, victims of sexual assault know their perpetrators and in some instances the victim is involved in a relationship with the perpetrator when the incident occurs.  It can be difficult to get a jury to understand sexual assault within the context of an ongoing relationship.  In this thirty minute webinar, Melissa Woodard, Assistant District Attorney from Essex County, will discuss why these prosecutions are often difficult and suggest strategies for working with the victim and educating your jury.

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