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Investigating and Prosecuting Campus Sexual Assault

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 8:30am

November 8, 2018, 8:30am - 4:30pm
2101 N Front Street, Governor's Plaza North, Bldg. #2
Harrisburg, PA 17110


Campus Law Enforcement, Community Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, Campus Personnel, Victim Advocates, Allied Professionals


During this free, full-day training, participants will learn about important considerations for investigating and prosecuting campus sexual assault. Content will include an overview of campus-specific factors and trauma-informed response. Common challenges and barriers faced by survivors, investigators, and prosecutors will be explored. Participants will learn strategies for responding effectively in cases of alcohol-facilitated sexual assault and cases involving multiple assailants.


Jonathan H. Kurland

Jonathan H. Kurland (JD) is an Attorney Advisor with AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women. As an Attorney Advisor, Jonathan presents on trial strategy, legal analysis, policy, and ethical issues related to gender-based violence. He conducts research; develops training materials, resources, and publications; andprovides case consultation and technical assistance for prosecutors and allied professionals.

Ret. Lt. Thomas D. McDevitt

Ret. Lt. McDevitt is a 35-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, with extensive patrol, undercover and investigative experience, including over 17 years of supervising sexual assault investigations. He has been involved with over 10,000 sexual assault investigations. He has completed numerous training seminars relative to police science and investigation, including: homicide and sexual assault investigations, crime scene analysis, interviews and interrogations, forensic evidence recovery and DNA significance, child pornography investigations, and child abuse investigations.

Karen Galbraith

Karen Galbraith is the Training Projects Coordinator at the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. A licensed social worker, Karen has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of sexual violence, volunteering and working at both the local and state level. Karen has provided direct services to survivors and their families, and has facilitated trainings to criminal justice professionals, allied professionals, students, college campuses, and community members throughout the state.

For more information about our presenters and additional details about this training, please visit the Registration Page


Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm