Intimidation of witnesses can be a significant challenge for violence reduction efforts because it infringes upon the effective and fair operation of the judicial process. Without cooperating witnesses, police investigators and prosecutors are denied critical evidence, cases are jeopardized, and confidence in the criminal justice system’s ability to protect and represent the members of the community is undermined. During this Webinar, participants heard from subject-matter experts regarding innovative ways to address witness intimidation. Ms. Kristine Hamann, BJA Visiting Fellow, provided opening remarks and facilitated the discussion among nationally recognized subject-matter experts regarding their expertise in implementing effective strategies to protect witnesses.
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