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Legal Momentum’s NJEP Web Course Addresses Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse

The National Judicial Education Program (NJEP) course, Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse: Adjudicating This Hidden Dimension of Domestic Violence Cases, is the go-to source for information and training on a crucial, yet overlooked, aspect of domestic violence cases. This course was supported by SJI in FY 2004 and 2011 (SJI-04-N-170 and (SJI-11-E-154).

Designed for judges but useful to a wide variety of justice system professionals, the web course’s 13 modules cover topics such as risk assessment and cultural defenses in domestic violence cases involving intimate partner sexual abuse. Four criminal and four civil case studies, plus interactive elements throughout, provide the learner with opportunities to apply acquired knowledge in the training modules. The course is updated as new research and information becomes available. Most recently, NJEP added data from the Center for Disease Control’s recently-released National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. The Survey provides critical information on the prevalence of intimate partner sexual abuse.

The web course has proved to be highly successful, as over 13,000 learners have taken the course. It i