Enhancing a Trauma-Informed Law Enforcement: Investigative Approach to Black Victims of Crime

Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Enhancing a Trauma-Informed Law Enforcement: Investigative Approach to Black Victims of Crime

The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault is sponsoring a training for law enforcement with Gretta Gardner, the Deputy Director for Ujima., Inc. and Chief Thomas R. Tremblay (Ret., Burlington, VT). This training is designed to enhance law enforcement and community partner response to domestic and sexual violence victims in the Black community by understanding the impact of chronic compound traumas experienced by the Black community.

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Gretta Gordy Gardner is the Deputy Director for Ujima., Inc.: a project of the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence at The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community. An attorney, Ms. Gardner’s career as a legal advisor for survivors was inspired by her early work as a prosecutor in the Domestic Violence Unit of the Baltimore City Stateʼs Attorney’s Office. She has worked for over two decades to help shape guidelines, policies, and procedures that jurisdictions can use to end IPV and develop best practices for prevention and intervention in legal systems and community-based programs.


Throughout his 30-year policing career as an officer, detective, supervisor, police chief, and state public safety commissioner, Tom Tremblay has been a passionate leader for the prevention of DV/SA. He is a retired chief of police from Burlington, VT, and a former Commissioner of the Vermont Dept. of Public Safety. Tom is now a national and international advisor and trainer for police, prosecutors, advocates, higher education, the military, and the private sector. He is a contracted subject matter expert on domestic violence and sexual assault for numerous organizations.

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