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Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council
302 W. Washington St., Rm. E-205
Indianapolis, IN 46204
David N. Powell
Sponsored by the National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC), these comprehensive trainings, to be held in Huntsville, AL, include audience discussion, child interview practicum, a review of recorded forensic interviews, experiential skill-building exercises, and participation in a mock court simulation. Each attendee will receive a training manual, a recorded copy of their interview practicum, access to additional training materials online, and post-training support as requested.
2 p.m. EST
Presented by: Liberty Aldrich, Robyn Mazur, and Rebecca Thomforde Hauser Center for Court Innovation
If you're seeking to improve your community's domestic violence court or docket, targeting areas for development can feel like an overwhelming task. Center staff can help, through this overview of best practices in domestic violence courts.
2 p.m. EST
Presented by: Integrated Domestic Violence Court staff from Ada County, Idaho; Winnebago County, Illinois; and Kings County, New York
Integrated Domestic Violence courts prioritize two goals: 1) promoting the safety of victims and 2) reducing recidivism by holding offenders accountable. Learn how different counties across the country have embodied these two goals through their IDV courts.
2 p.m. EST
Presented by: Domestic Violence Court staff from Stearns County, Minnesota; Dallas County, Texas; and DeKalb County, Georgia
Even if a survivor manages to obtain legal relief, courts often struggle with making sure offenders comply with orders. Learn about what other courts are doing to ensure compliance and reduce offender recidivism.
February 29-March 4
This week-long course is designed specifically to meet the needs of newer child abuse professionals (juvenile and adult prosecutors, civil attorneys, law enforcement, investigators, social workers, victim advocates and child advocacy center teams) and encourages agency collaboration to better protect children. This national training will cover topics from working as multi-disciplinary teams; collaboration; corroboration; working with juvenile sex offenders; interviewing children and the dynamics of disclosure; investigation issues; preparing children for court; trial strategies; vicarious trauma; serial child torture, medical evidence in child abuse cases, expert witnesses, tips for testifying. Faculty for this training is a palette of national experts in the field, from prosecutors, to social workers, law enforcement and medical personnel.
The Forensic Evidence Course is designed with the entire prosecution team in mind! The challenges facing prosecutors, local law enforcement, investigators in prosecutor’s offices as well as the laboratory professionals we work with on a daily basis seem to be increasing exponentially with the advent of the use by defendants of 21st century sources of evidence. Add to this the multitude of types of forensic evidence that must be collected, processed and retained appropriately, and we see an amplified need to spread cutting edge education and enhanced awareness to all those working together to ensure justice in our communities. Prosecutors, law enforcement personnel, judges, and forensic professionals involved in criminal investigation and prosecution are encouraged to join us in Savannah as we provide the most comprehensive training on the challenges inherent when investigating, engaging in pretrial preparation and presenting the violent crime case involving a variety of scientific evidence. Faculty members include prosecutors, scientists, health care and mental health care professionals, and law enforcement personnel all working collaboratively to assist in providing this innovative training.
New Orleans, LA
One of the most difficult challenges facing homicide and child abuse professionals alike is investigating and prosecuting the death of an infant child due to abusive head trauma. Come join as leading experts bring us the most current scientific, legal, and practical knowledge in this field.
March 22 - 24
This conference will provide you with three full days of training. In addition to the plenary sessions, you will have the opportunity to choose from 51 workshops presented by over 100 speakers. Save $100 off the registration fee if you register with payment by December 1, 2015.