Training Force USA
and the Bucks County Police Training Center present... 

Responding to LGBT VICTIMS of CRIME  
NOVEMBER 15, 2019
(Philadelphia/Allentown/Trenton Area) 

 Criminal victimization knows no boundaries and
 can impact any person at any time. 

In the current  cultural climate, with LGBT issues at the forefront, the victimization of these individuals adds a layer of complexity for those who investigate crime, prosecute, or provide victim services to these community members. An understanding of the distinct challenges that affect these populations will provide a knowledge base that will encourage cooperation, while also providing an approachable environment for LGBT victims/witnesses.

By use of print materials, videos, and exercises, this course will provide the attendee with the tools and information necessary to recognize unique issues of the LGBT communities and to respond to these victims in a culturally sensitive manner.

Training will include:

  • Understanding of Terminology
  • Stereotypes
  • Daily Challenges
  • Crimes by type
  • Statistics
  • Specific issues of Youth and Elderly
  • Cultural Competency

Cheryl Ricciardi is a certified instructor through the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA). Cheryl has taught a multitude of classes throughout the United States and Canada, focusing on Community Crisis Response, Criminal Victimization, and Managing High Performance Teams. Cheryl has trained law enforcement officers, victim service professionals, clergy, fire/rescue, medical personnel, and many other professionals. Having worked in the arenas of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse, and crisis response, Cheryl is able to bring an experiential component to all of her trainings. She has served on numerous state and national boards and committees including Florida's Behavioral Health Crisis Consortium, Sexual Violence Prevention Steering Committee, and NOVA's National Identity Theft Advisory Board.  Sh e is a featured speaker for Training Force USA .

All members of the criminal justice and legal community, healthcare providers, and victim service professionals.

  • Bucks County Police Training Center
    1760 South Easton Road
    Doylestown, PA  18901

· Friday, November 15, 2019
· Class starts at 8:00 AM Sharp -  and ends at 5:00 PM (Local Time)
COST:     $199 per person

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Claude A. Pichard, Training Force USA
Phone:  850-251-1223