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Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council
302 W. Washington St., Rm. E-205
Indianapolis, IN 46204
David N. Powell
12 - 1:30 p.m. EDT
Presented by: Gael Strack, JD and William Smock, MD
There is mounting evidence in the medical literature that intimate partner violence, including strangulation, has long-term negative health consequences for survivors. This impact, what Dr. Ellen Taliaferro terms the "Pandora Effect", lingers long after the bruises fade, the bones mend, and the abuse is over. Still, many victims, their friends and relatives, and those who serve them in the domestic violence advocacy, medical and law enforcement communities fail to understand how significantly this lingering footprint of violence is affecting their well-being and ability to carry on a normal life. Dr. Smock will share the top 25 long term health consequences of strangulation and Gael Strack will discuss now professionals can mitigate their impact through advocacy and new tools.
See and hear from forensic giant Dr. Jenifer Markowitz. Jen is a doctorally prepared women's health nurse practitioner and forensic nurse consultant with extensive experience in many aspects of forensics. She will be speaking on Sustainability of SANE/Forensic programs and Testimony from Both Sides of the Aisle.
Tempe Mission Palms Conference Center
Trauma to trial is an advanced training on the investigation & prosecution of non-stranger sexual assault cases.
Sexual assault cases are some of the most difficult prosecutors, law enforcement personnel and victim advocates will work with. Abduction of women; safety issues on college campuses; sex trade trafficking; and victim backlash are just a few of the current challenges. To assist you to meet these challenges and more, sign up today for Prosecuting Sexual Assault and Related Crimes course.
Coral Cables, FL
Homicide cases are some of the most challenging and important cases investigators and prosecutors handle during their career. Television series like “Making a Murderer” highlight the many layers of evidentiary and ethical issues prosecutors and law enforcement face from investigation through prosecution. The public perception of homicide has shifted. What people see on TV is not necessarily the reality of a murder case. We invite you to come and join other members of the prosecution team from across the country as our experienced faculty members assist with further developing your litigation techniques, enhancing your trial skills, and responding to defenses in the era of intense media coverage and TV Crime series. You will leave this course prepared to work with the latest cutting edge investigative techniques, proactive media strategies, and presentation styles to address the media and tech savvy jury.
Note: You have the option to register for SANE Nurse: Emerging Issues in the Field (Sept. 21) by itself or in conjunction with the Victim Assistance course (Sept. 22–23).
This training requires attendees to prepare for a child abuse trial. The course combines lectures and practical court exercises to enhance the ability of the medical examiner to defend the medical evaluation from attacks by the defense.
Note: You have the option to register for the Victim Assistance course (Sept. 22–23) by itself or in conjunction with the SANE Nurse: Emerging Issues in the Field (Sept. 21).
The Victim Assistance course provides in-depth instruction on best practices for advocating and navigating institutional systems. Community and partnership building, tips for longevity in the field and strategies for staying current will also be addressed. Special attention will be given to self-care practices and peer support opportunities.
This week-long, multi-track advanced course is specifically designed to meet the needs of frontline prosecutors and their teams who investigate and prosecute cases of child fatalities and physical abuse cases. Topics include Medical Investigation of Fatal Child Abuse: The Medical Examiner's Perspective, Child Torture, Medical Neglect, Overview of Abusive Head Trauma and Forensic Controversies, The Prosecutor's Role and MDT Collaboration, Investigation of Child Homicides and Scene Investigations, Interviewing and Interrogating Techniques, Building Your Case, Child Fatality Review Teams, Use of Expert Witnesses, Dissecting Defense Expert Testimony, Accomplice Liability, Proving the Whodunit, Ethics, Advanced Topics in DNA and Offender Profiles. Faculty for this conference includes medical personnel, experienced prosecutors drawn from across the country, experienced child abuse investigators and recognized experts in the field.
This course provides detailed instruction in the investigation of a crime scene and how seemingly unimportant details can become critical at trial. This training includes interrogation of child abuse suspects, photographing of a crime scene, witness interviews and a crime scene investigation to be conducted in the “mock house” at the Bentonville Gundersen NCPTC training facilities.
All front-line professional working cases of child maltreatment, especially law enforcement, social services, forensic interviewers, CAC staff, child abuse attorneys and prosecutors, will benefit from this training. Topics address current issues in the field, and may include interviewing /interrogating suspects, forensic interviewing, expert witnesses, trial strategies and more.
Tight Budgets, Overwhelming Caseloads, Reduced Resources, Mandatory Furloughs, Newly Elected Chief Prosecutors, Unfunded Federal Mandates, High Profile Case Fatigue, Old Guard Tunnel Vision, Political Fallout, Costly Litigation of Employment Matters, and Prosecutor Backlash; these are just some of the issues facing management in the prosecutor’s office as well as any government attorney’s office.
Note:You have the option to register for ChildFirst® EX: Expanded Forensic Interview Process (Nov. 1–3) by itself or in conjunction with Forensic Interviewer: Emerging Issues in the Field (Nov. 4).
Based on the nationally-recognized ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol, this hands-on course provides instruction for forensic interviewers and other members of the multidisciplinary team on a defensible process for conducting interviews with children who may not succeed in a standard, single interview due to trauma, developmental or other complicating issues, including extensive polyvictimization.
Note: You have the option to register for Forensic Interviewer: Emerging Issues in the Field (Nov. 4) by itself or in conjunction with ChildFirst® EX: Expanded Forensic Interview Process (Nov. 1–3).
This training is designed for forensic interviewers actively conducting forensic interviews, and will focus on advanced issues and challenges arising in the forensic interview process. Forensic interviewers are required to have successfully completed a basic forensic interview training.
Santa Fe, NM
Designed with the entire prosecution team in mind, prosecutors, law enforcement personnel, judges, and forensic professionals involved in criminal investigation and prosecution are encouraged to join us as we provide comprehensive training addressing the challenges inherent when investigating, engaging in pretrial preparation and presenting the violent crime case involving a variety of scientific evidence.