Julie Germann is a professional speaker, trainer, and consultant specializing in sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. Julie draws on her past experience to help develop victim-centered protocols for the investigation and prosecution of sexual and physical violence. Julie aids government and non-profit organizations in advancing their knowledge and understanding of all aspects of violence and victim response.
Julie is admitted to the practice of law in the state of Minnesota. She is a 2002 graduate of Hamline University School of Law. She also has a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
Prior to founding Finding the Right, Julie worked for more than a decade as a prosecutor in Rochester, Minnesota. Julie’s prosecution career focused on child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence. Her successful trial record has earned her strong rapport among law enforcement professionals and victim advocacy groups. Julie’s extensive interactions with victimized women and children enhanced her understanding of the escalation of violence, and allowed her to judiciously prosecute such cases, from misdemeanor domestic situations to homicides.
Throughout her career, Julie has worked with diverse teams of professionals from many disciplines including law enforcement, child protection, probation, victim advocacy, and medical staff. She was privileged to collaborate with a dedicated team of professionals who created and opened the Mayo Clinic Child Advocacy Center in Rochester, Minnesota, in order to utilize a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation of child sexual and physical abuse.
Julie has provided specialized training to prosecutors, police officers, victim advocates, and sexual assault nurse examiners on the best practices in the investigation of sexual assaults. Her advanced training in the forensic interviewing of children enables her to teach those investigation and forensic interviewing techniques. She was an adjunct professor in the Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) program at Winona State University.