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Police-Advocate Collaboration: It Does Make a Difference  

Author:  Detective Catherine Johnson.; Megan Peterson, LCSW.

Source: Volume 07, Number 01, Summer 2014 , pp.33-39(7)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Co-authors Catherine Johnson, a former police detective, and Megan Peterson, a social worker, are seasoned advocates for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and similar crimes against women. As members of two different yet collaborative professions, they are ideally positioned to describe case studies demonstrating the how police-advocate collaboration best serves the needs of traumatized clients. They use a dramatic case study, one in which a victim of rape was in many ways re-victimized by the criminal justice system, to demonstrate how counselor-police collaboration can serve traumatized assault victims, even when the system isn’t serving them well.

Keywords: rape investigations; rapd prosecutions; re-victimization

Affiliations:  1: Marine Forces Special Operations Command; 2: Two Rivers Behavioral Health Trauma Center.

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