NDVFRI Webinar

Conducting Remote/Virtual Reviews of Domestic Violence Related Deaths

September 22, 2020 12:00pm – 1:30pm (PT)

Dr. Neil Websdale, Alicia Aiken, and Raymond Chaira

The presenters will discuss various ways to review cases using virtual technologies. Neil Websdale will overview the issues common to reviewing in general and ask how promising practices might apply in remote/virtual settings. Those practices include appropriate case selection, team preparation, philosophy, the process of review, timing, information organization, stimulating discussion, tapping talent, creating feedback loops within the process, and incorporating collateral interviews with surviving family and other key informants. Technology specialist Ray Chaira will address concerns about hardware and software while using video conferencing meetings. He will include highlights about tech safety and available digital resources that contribute to such safety. Using takeaways from previous reviews, Chaira will suggest how to do remote/virtual reviews using video conferencing software while maintaining privacy, security, and confidentiality. Confidentiality attorney Alicia Aiken will reaffirm the legal requirement for privacy and confidentiality during remote/virtual fatality reviews. She will emphasize that privacy depends on careful tech user behavior just as much as any security features built into the technology and that remote interviews with witnesses will require additional support to ensure access to technology and avoid re-traumatization

Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VMhcCmBSTAWnxLRNCKNLiAhttps://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cH5E55K2RTeGk-XTiVJ8kw