Sexual assault is one of the most serious and deeply disturbing offenses.
We will use a victim-centered and trauma-informed approach that involves victim advocates early in the investigatory process and makes victims’ needs a priority. This will include regular contact with those reporting sexual assaults, so that they are informed and supported at every step of the process.
Further, our investigations will be informed by research showing the impact of trauma on one’s memory and will be mindful of the limitations of using traditional interviewing and fact-gathering methods in sexual assault investigations.
And, of course, we will follow the evidence wherever it leads, regardless of who the person accused is. That is exactly what Alvin did at the New York Attorney General’s Office when, for example, he sued Harvey Weinstein, his company, and his brother for having a hostile work environment at their company.