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11th Annual Sexual Assault and Stalking Symposium
Sexual Violence in Later Life: Recognize, Respond and Report

April 6, 2011


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The 11th Annual Sexual Assault Symposium is essential for criminal justice professionals, including police, prosecutors, judges, probation and parole officers, community-based advocates, social workers, state victim/witness assistance employees, counselors, college, community and health professionals who work together to effectively respond to victims of sexual assault.


Featured Speakers:


Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik, Ph.D.

Sociologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Certified Social Worker and Certificate in Gerontology

Dr. Ramsey-Klawsnik has written extensively on elder sexual assault and has developed a typology of offenders. She has authored over 30 publications on victimization and is one of the top researchers in the country on this issue.


Candace J. Heisler, JD

25 years experience as an Assistant District Attorney and former head of the Domestic Violence, Misdemeanor, Preliminary Hearing and Charging Units Ms. Heisler has published numerous articles on elder abuse and stalking in addition to providing training and developing curricula for government agencies, prosecutors and law enforcement, judges and other professionals.



  • Time: Registration 8:00-8:30am Symposium 8:30-4:30pm
  • Location: Charleston Town Center Marriot, Charleston, WV
  • Contact: Debra Lopez-Bonassa, dlbonasso@aol.com 304-366-9508


Sponsored by:

WV Foundation for Rape Information and Services

WV Prosecuting Attorneys Institute

WV Regional Community Policing Institute


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