Within These Walls: Investigating and Prosecuting the In-School Sexual Assault Case

Training Overview

Join Zero Abuse Project (ZAP) this December for the End of Year Prosecutor Webinar Series, brought to you by the Trauma-informed Prosecutor Project (TiPP), funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Our December Prosecutor Institute promises to be an insightful journey, spanning three weeks and encompassing six crucial topics. To accommodate participants across different time zones, each topic will be presented twice on its designated day. Be sure to register separately for each training session you wish to attend.

What every parent fears: an alert from their children’s school, notifying them of some event like an active shooter. Schools train, drill, and have alerts for active shooters, fires, and other disasters; however, when it comes to addressing in-school sexual assaults – particularly those committed by students – most schools find themselves with no plan. This leads to problems for investigators, prosecutors and school officials as they try to achieve justice for survivors and keep the school environment safe. This presentation will focus on building strong cases when a sexual assault occurs in a school environment, with a focus on evidence collection, obtaining digital evidence and navigating school policies. Attendees will be encouraged to think about specialized legal proceedings like waiver hearings (trying juveniles as adults). Finally, we will discuss unique trial issues, including witness intimidation, working with reluctant witnesses, and overcoming juror biases.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop investigative strategies for working on school-environment sexual assaults that are perpetrated by students.
  • Formulate a plan for multi-disciplinary decision-making and charging decisions, particularly when the offender is a minor.
  • Address trial issues, such as witness intimidation and uncooperative witnesses.

About Presenter

Kristina Korobov – Senior Attorney

Kristina Korobov is a Senior Attorney with Zero Abuse Project.  She joined the team in July of 2023.  She brings over 20 years of experience as a Prosecutor and Trainer in the areas of crimes against children and crimes of sexual and domestic violence against adults.

Most recently, Kristina served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. There, she was the Project Safe Childhood Coordinator, prosecuting cases involving internet crimes against children and sex trafficking of minors.  These prosecutions included sextortion, child solicitation, and hands-on offenses, as well as crimes involving trafficking in child sexual abuse material. She worked cases with the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and served as the co-chair for the state’s anti-trafficking task force (IPATH).

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December 15, 2023
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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