The Ties That Bind: Investigating Sexual Abuse Allegations in a Rural Community
An investigation is an investigation is an investigation, right? Except in a small, tightly-knit, rural community where everyone’s lives are inter-connected and interdependent. When there are allegations of child abuse, sexual violence and bullying that run generations deep, how can investigators build trust with the victims? What resources can they use to assist with their investigations? Just as importantly, in the aftermath of the investigation, what is our role in helping the community to heal?