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Documenting Domestic Violence: Considerations When Recommending Tech Tools for Victims

January 7 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Technology has increasingly become a necessity for professionals, agencies, and organizations since the pandemic. The speed at which available tools come to market can cause confusion as to which ones should be recommended for victims and survivors to use. We will discuss vast considerations that should be vetted before a product or tool should be recommended. This course will explore the history and governance that oversee victim data, describe the technology types used, look at liabilities faced by the recommending entity, discuss the consequences of user experience, legal proceedings, and how the information interacts with the case, and community access and inclusion.

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Objectives of this course include the following:

  • Explore the four key areas of documentation-based tech tools: Evidence, Legal, Security, and Technology
  • Explain all of the information in terms and analogies that can be understood by any non-professional in any of the areas in the preceding bullet
  • Know the federal regulations and legal standards that must be followed and how they may apply to the technology
  • Understand how information moves from the entry point to the exit point
  • Identify the different levels of technology ownership
  • Examine the liabilities to ownership and or recommendation of the technology
  • Discuss the legal and moral responsibilities to users
  • Gain a basic understanding of how victim behavior can influence the interactions and outcomes of the different entry/access types
  • See how different prompts affect outcomes
  • Learn when, how, and to whom those different outcomes may be delivered
  • Know the responsibilities to divisions of justice including defense discovery and training
  • Examine evidentiary considerations
  • Learn the difference between technology and evidence authentication
  • Explore what constitutes substantive evidence
  • Understand the significance of Chain of Custody
  • Learn about peripheral evidence
  • Discuss what access means and how it can impact your ability to serve your community
  • Review your purpose to compare it with your ROI – Return On your Investment

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CEO, EBinRA, Inc., dba VictmsVoice

Sheri Kurdakul is the Founder of EBinRA, Inc. dba VictimsVoice and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Formerly, she was the Managing Partner of Holistic Business Solutions, a small business, and nonprofit consulting firm. As a survivor of child abuse and domestic violence, she has devoted herself to ensuring victims of discrimination, harassment, and abuse are heard, believed, and able to seek legal justice.

Sheri has spoken for many professional organizations and has published several industry papers and magazine articles. She was responsible for coordinating the first CeBIT-International CES keynote webcast and has hosted and presented for countless webinars and live conferences.

Throughout, attention to giving back has remained a high priority, acting as Marketing and Technical Director for NJ Farm to School Network, Event Organizer for Fernbrook Farms annual Farm Run, and gardener – growing and donating raised beds of vegetables at her home for her local soup kitchen.

Her focus now is on making a measurable difference in the lives of all victims.


January 7
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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