Episode 214 | Just Incorporating Advocacy to Enhance Conviction IntegrityJaclynn McKay
Original Release Date: July 15, 2022
In episode two of our Enhancing Conviction Integrity through Forensics mini-season, Just Science sat down with Amy Durall, a Project Manager with the International Association of Chiefs of Police to discuss the incorporation of advocacy into the judicial proceedings.
Advocates play a critical role in addressing the needs of a victim or family, as well as providing insight to other allied professionals that they work alongside. It is important to understand the varieties of advocates and how their respective roles may slightly differ. Listen along as Amy Durall dives deep into advocacy models, victim wellbeing, and opportunities for agencies to enhance their response to victims and their families.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2019-MU-BX-K011 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Amy Durall is currently a Project Manager for the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and her portfolio includes work on the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims, Law Enforcement-Based Victim Services, Documenting and Advancing Promising Practices in Law Enforcement Victim Support, and Research and Evaluation of Victims of Crime. Prior to joining the IACP, Ms. Durall served as Victim Services Director for two separate law enforcement agencies with both agencies receiving national recognition for Victim Services during her tenure. Ms. Durall has served on local and national committees focused on multidisciplinary and collaborative response to victims, and as a consultant on projects aimed at criminal justice system intersections and enhanced victim response. Ms. Durall has enjoyed over 30 years of social service experience with a variety of populations to include: youths and adults with developmental, emotional, and cognitive disorders, adults with mental health disorders, incarcerated adults, protective services for children and adults, and those who have experienced physical violence, sexual violence, criminal victimization, and crisis circumstances.