Learn techniques and strategies to enhance the likelihood of obtaining information from possible victims of child sex trafficking. Compare and contrast typical child sexual abuse cases with child sex trafficking (CST) cases and address the different points of entry into the criminal justice and welfare system for CST victims. Understand various disciplines' roles and responsibilities and how they can contribute to a positive outcome of the CST case. Examine question strategy, interview dynamics, language use, and interview suggestions. Discuss the business model of child sex trafficking as it relates to a variety of crimes, including the use of sexually explicit images of minors (child pornography).
Learn the best approach with children who are alleged victims of child abuse in the initial phases of a case, after a concern has been identified. Develop the skills and techniques necessary to engage a child in such a way as to minimize suggestibility but still provide support, beyond what is taught in a First Responder Training. Review best practices in identification of a concern and learn to engage these children in a way that maximizes positive case outcomes and minimizes potential behaviors that can hurt cases.
When a child goes missing, those most impacted are the ones closest to them. Each year, family members are brought together to participate in a Family Round Table discussion. The discussion includes everything from their case and the response from law enforcement, prosecutions of the offender, working with the media and many other areas. Through this process, many lessons are learned which are critical to improving the total system response for the victims and their families. This invaluable insight from the families provides a guide to adjust training, policies and procedures to make continuous improvements to the overall response.
Examine the importance of multidisciplinary team (MDT) case coordination and evidence corroboration in the investigation of child abuse cases. Learn how to evaluate evidentiary findings through crime scene images, interviews and case studies. Understand multidisciplinary team members' roles and responsibilities for protecting child victims and prosecuting offenders. Focus on offenders’ use of technology, including the use of sexually explicit images of minors (child pornography) in grooming and manipulation. Discuss a variety of technology that can be used by investigators..
Join us to discuss the current climate and challenges that exist with communities of color and law enforcement. Examine the steps agencies can take to try and improve police community relations. Review the dynamics that have stressed relationships between law enforcement and the African America community. Gain understanding about why a climate of distrust exists and what can be done about it.
If you don’t know a crime exists what are the chances it will be identified, investigated or prosecuted? Although statutes criminalizing asphyxia have passed nationally, the initial focus has been on non-fatal strangulation in intimate partner violence. We have discovered additional at-risk populations (including infants, children, adolescents and older adults) and lesser known types of criminal asphyxia (including aquatic abuse, sexual sadism and staged scenes) and the use of co-occurring criminal asphyxia (COCA). This webinar challenges current beliefs, practices and policies and provides awareness to better identify, investigate and prosecute these heinous and potentially fatal crimes for everyone from first responders through prosecution.
The role of practitioners in the criminal justice system is rapidly changing from enforcer or resource broker to facilitator of behavior change. Cognitive behavioral skill building is an evidence-based practice for changing difficult and entrenched behaviors including antisocial thinking, addiction, and impulsivity. The partnership between treatment providers and criminal justice professionals requires that all professionals understand cognitive behavioral therapy and skill development. During the webinar, you will walk through the steps to develop cognitive behavioral skills in regular and on-going conversations with clients. Additionally, you will learn about the elements of good, evidence-based cognitive behavioral services.
Attend this webinar for a discussion on Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) of the Flathead Nation's journey to implement a successful Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Alliance including the steps they took, key community stakeholders they involved to achieve success, and how they have been able to sustain their Alliance.
Increase awareness and understanding of the automatic association people make between groups of people and stereotypes about those groups (Implicit Bias). Examine how implicit bias can have significant influence in the outcomes of interactions between individuals and the justice system (law enforcement, social services, courts, etc.)
Enhance your agency’s AMBER Alert activations by utilizing new strategies. Examine training requirements and procedures for activating an AMBER Alert and hear an in-depth review of current best practices, trends, analytics, and successful AMBER Alert programs. Explore current abduction trends, laws related to mandatory notifications, statistics, and resources available during an activation.