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Language and Sexual Violence

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:00pm

Language and Sexual Violence

March 20, 2018
Free Webinar


Judges, Court Personnel and Allied Professionals


The language used to talk about sexual violence can have profound impacts on how people understand victims' experiences and the impacts of these crimes. Word choice can effect hearings, trials, and protection order petitions. This webinar will: identify how language choices can impact outcomes in sexual assault cases, increase participants' knowledge of how language shapes perception and show how appropriate language can lead to greater justice in cases of sexual violence.


Claudia Bayliff is a nationally recognized expert on issues regarding sexual assault and violence against women.  She has worked with a wide variety of people in the US, Canada and Europe.

She has been an attorney for over 30 years and has helped develop sexual assault prevention policies including comprehensive nationwide plans and materials for educating judges, court personnel and military about sexual assault.

She has taught classes and planned conferences to help colleges and the military as well as state, federal and tribal courts institutionalize and sustain judicial education programs related to sexual assault.


For registration questions, please contact Erin Levine-Krynock, Database and Registration Coordinator, at or 717-728-9740 x 106. 

For training questions, please contact Suzanne Estrella, Staff Attorney, at, or 717-728-9740 x 161.

Deadline for registration is March 19. 


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To register, click this link!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm