A Wound Without a Cure: Finding Justice for Child Victims

A Wound Without a Cure: Finding Justice for Child Victims

Training Details

Minnesota Children’s Alliance (Alliance) is excited to host A Wound Without a Cure: Finding Justice for Child Victims, with Amy Russell, M.S.Ed., J.D., NCC, 1 p.m. – 2:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, via Zoom HealthCare.

William Scott Downey once stated, “Law without justice is a wound without a cure.” Studies suggest that less than 20 percent of investigated cases of child sexual abuse move forward to prosecution, and approximately half of those cases result in a dismissal or acquittal. With so few cases resulting in criminal convictions, how is justice achieved for child victims of sexual abuse and exploitation?

This session addresses methods that have been shown to increase criminal convictions, to address the concept of justice, and to discuss various approaches through which justice for children may be realized outside of the criminal arena.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will understand the characteristics of cases that proceed through the criminal justice system.
  2. Participants will discuss the concept of justice in child abuse cases.
  3. Participants will identify various methods to achieve successful outcomes for justice for victims of CSA.

Presenter Bio

Amy Russell is the principal consultant and trainer with Russell Consulting Specialists LLC, in Vancouver, Washington. Amy is an attorney and a nationally certified counselor, who has worked with victims of violence and trauma in several capacities, including interviewer for suspected child victims of abuse and witnesses to federal and state crimes; counselor for survivors of homicide victims; and pro bono attorney for children in dependency court. She has also directed several children’s advocacy centers; provided training on child abuse investigations, interviews, and litigation; and authored multiple articles on forensic interviewing, sexual development, child maltreatment, and vicarious trauma.

Registration – $30

We are excited to bring this training to you. The Alliance believes anti-racist and culturally responsive services are essential to helping children heal. We continue to offer the highest quality training, with nationally renowned speakers, virtually.

Continuing Education Credits: POST and Social Work credits will be available.

Membership Discount

The Minnesota Children’s Alliance recognizes the role our members play in keeping Minnesota kids safe. In order to promote the success of our members in their work, we offer a 50 percent discount on all training opportunities. If you are not yet a member of the Minnesota Children’s Alliance, you can sign-up for a free individual membership by completing this form.

Cancelation Policy

The Alliance recognizes that sometimes professionals are called away at the last minute to accommodate the needs of our kids. The Alliance offers a full refund, minus any Eventbrite fees, for cancellation notices received 24 hours in advance of the training. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received within 24 hours of the training start time. Some sessions are recorded and can be viewed up to two weeks after the training date. Please contact Stephanie Kimble at stephanie@minnesotachildrensalliance.org to cancel or request a copy of the recorded training.


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