YOU HAVE OPTIONS PROGRAM
LAW ENFORCEMENT PORTAL
Facilitated by the You Have Options Program
Contact Training and Information Specialist Christia Currie with questions:
The You Have Options Program Endorses Only Certified FETI Trainings for Law Enforcement Interviews
Learn more and register for training at www.CertifiedFETI.com
You Have Options Program Introductory Session
Law enforcement agencies interested in joining the You Have Options Program begin the process by attending a YHOP Introductory Session. Law enforcement personnel who have attended Introductory Session obtain certification as either a YHOP Administrator or Trainer (or both) to begin the process of implementing the You Have Options Program. Law enforcement personnel are encouraged to attend Introductory Session with community partners including, but not limited to, advocacy and prosecution. Attendance at Introductory Session does not obligate law enforcement agencies to participate in the You Have Options Program. Non-law enforcement agency personnel may attend Introductory Session for informational purposes but will not receive certification as a YHOP Administrator or Trainer unless they are affiliated with a law enforcement agency.
As part of the Violence Against Women Act 20th anniversary, the White House Office of the Vice President has highlighted the You Have Options Program in a report of VAWA funded programs from around the country. The following excerpt provides a great overview of YHOP:
You Have Options gives survivors three reporting avenues: they may give an Information Only Report (which involves no investigation beyond a victim interview or an inquiry, with the victim's consent, into whether an identified assailant may be a serial perpetrator); they may request a Partial Investigation (which involves some further investigation initiated by law enforcement, and might include the collection of evidence such as a sexual assault forensic examination kit), and a Complete Investigation (which involves a full investigation with the goal of establishing probable cause for a criminal case to be brought). Investigators pay particular heed to identifying serial sexual predators via investigative strategies specifically tailored for that purpose. In addition to the three reporting options, the program requires that law enforcement follow a series of trauma-informed, victim-centered protocols. . . . As a result of this program, the Ashland Police Department has seen a 106% increase in sexual assault reports between January 2009 to December 2013.
Introductory Session includes instruction on:
3 Reporting Options
Roles and Responsibilities of a YHOP Law Enforcement Agency
Collaboration with Community Partners
YHOP Memorandum of Understanding
Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview Exposure Course
20 Elements of a Victim-Centered and Offender-Focused YHOP Response
Inquiry into Serial Sexual Assault (ISSA)
Frequently Asked Questions and Concerns
Explanation of the 7 Phase Implementation Process
Three days of instruction provided by instructors including the YHOP Program Director and YHOP Training and Information Specialist. Attendees must complete the entire training to be eligible for certification as YHOP Administrators and Trainers. There is no prerequisite to attend the YHOP Introductory Session.
All attendees must be professionally affiliated with an organization that responds to or assists victims of trauma (no general public attendees). This course contains material that may be triggering for some attendees. Presentations may contain content that depicts graphic images, videos and other media. This course is intended only for professional audiences.
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YHOP INTRODUCTORY SESSION AGENDA
Days 1 & 2
0730 - 0800 Registration
0800 - 1700 Certified FETI: Introduction to the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview
0730 - 0800 Registration
0800 - 0830 WHY YHOP?
0830 - 1000 Sexual Assault Dynamics
1000 - 1100 Barriers to Reporting Sexual Assault
1100 - 1200 Sexual Offenders
1200 - 1300 Lunch on Your Own
1300 - 1400 Elements 1, 2, 3 & 4
1400 - 1500 Elements 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9
1500 - 1600 Elements 10, 11, 12 & 14
1600 - 1700 Elements 15, 17 & 18
0800 - 0900 Elements 19 & 20
0900 - 1000 Element 16: ISSA
1000 - 1100 Panel Presentation: Collaborating with Community Partners
1100 - 1200 Panel Presentation: Administrative Considerations
1200 - 1300 Lunch on Your Own
1300 - 1330 National Website Overview
1330 - 1500 Seven Phases of Implementation
1500 - 1530 YHOP Memoradum of Understanding
1530 - 1630 YHOP Best Practices
1630 - 1700 Technical Assistance Overview
Frequently Asked Questions about YHOP Trainings
IS THERE A REDUCED HOTEL RATE AVAILABLE TO ATTENDEES?
The You Have Options Program does not facilitate any travel or lodging for attendees and is unable to provide recommendations on lodging, travel or parking for any training. Unless otherwise noted on a training announcement no discounted rates on hotel accomodations or parking are available.
CAN I STILL BECOME CERTIFIED AS A YHOP TRAINER OR ADMINISTRATOR IF I HAVE TO MISS PART OF THE INTRODUCTORY SESSION?
Attendance is required during all sessions on all days to obtain certification. Certificates of attendance will only be issued to those attendees that are present for the entire training.
I AM NOT AFFILIATED WITH A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY BUT WOULD LIKE TO STILL ATTEND A TRAINING. IS THIS POSSIBLE?
Attendees for YHOP trainings must be professionally affiliated with organizations that assist victims of sexual assault or trauma. Examples include law enforcement, offices of prosecution, advocacy organizations, medical providers, mental health professionals, Title IX investigators, sexual assault nurse examiners, campus conduct panel members and forensic interviewers. No general public attendees may attend.
If you are not affiliated with an agency that assists victims of trauma and would like to attend a training please contact YHOP Training and Information Specialist Christia Currie (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to registering to determine eligibility.
IS THERE FOOD PROVIDED AT THE TRAININGS?
No food is provided at any YHOP trainings that would impact an attendees per diem unless otherwise noted on the training flyer.
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Training and Information Specialist:
PO Box 4010 Medford, OR 97501