In the aftermath of high profile cases like the Jerry Sandusky trial – which brought back into the spotlight the sexual victimization of young boys – it is critical to provide continuing education for court staff, and technical assistance service providers, to help them understand how to best serve the young men coming into the court system as victims, survivors, and witnesses of sexual trauma.
As an attorney, I spent four years at the Federal Judicial Center designing programs for federal judges and other federal court professionals; I was invited to be in the audience of the two ground breaking Oprah Winfrey shows in 2010 supporting male survivors of sexual abuse; and I have been speaking on the topic since my appearance on BET’s Our Voices over 20 years ago.
I am happy to be using these experiences and skills to provide an educational workshop on November 13, 2013 at the All Technical Assistance Provider’s Conference in Bethesda Maryland sponsored by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) – whose mission is to ensure justice for every family and every child in every court throughout the country.
One pillar in that mission is providing research, training, and technical assistance to help the nation’s courts, judges and staff administer justice in this challenging area of the law.
I consider it an honor to have the opportunity to share insights and information that can help service providers better support male survivors of sexual trauma who come into the system.
Hart Learning Group proudly supports NCJFCJ in it’s educational mission.