Do you have a positive work environment that motivates and keeps officers engaged? Is your agency losing officers to lateral transfers, retirement, and find it difficult to attract new recruits? Does your agency let their officers know how much they are valued and appreciated? Theodore Darden shares three critical ideas to consider surrounding police officer recruitment, retention, and agency environment.
Examine the common medical and social myths and misconceptions that undermine the investigation and adjudication of child sexual abuse cases. Materials discussed will include the medical/legal definitions or "child", the evolving definition of "rape", and the different between statutory requirements for "consent" and "force".
Review a case study involving a 3-year old child who was physically and emotionally abused by his mother's boyfriend. It was not until he was unable to walk that his mother was forced to take him to the Emergency Department for medical attention. With the work of many dedicated people of multi-disciplines this case was brought to justice!
Explore how navigating through a pandemic has impacted the search, investigation, identification, and reunification of the missing and unidentified. You will learn how the National Missing and Unidentified Persons Conference brings together national and international experts to address these difficult issues by offering innovative and effective strategies and approaches to address the complex, multifaceted nature of missing person cases exacerbated by the pandemic.
Review the steps Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Alabama’s only federally recognized tribe, took to overcome jurisdictional barriers to achieve implementation of state legislation known as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians – State Police Powers Act (Alabama Act #2018-393). Review the specific barriers that were overcome such as lack of state recognition, no available copies of MOU’s that were in prior existence, inability to use state academy for training; not honoring tribal courts, etc. Discuss how this enhanced multi-jurisdictional partnership has supported increased public safety for the Poarch Creek community.
Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) is the severe and sudden injury to a child’s head and brain often leading to permanent injury or death. The injuries are caused by using acceleration and deceleration forces as well as blunt force trauma – both of which are not accidental. Understanding the mechanics of AHT injuries and the more common factors associated with them will assist the investigator in interviewing both witnesses and suspects.
When working in the addiction field, we frequently encounter clients who appear unmotivated to change. During this webinar, we will explore the concept of motivation and provide you with practical skills to develop intrinsic motivation toward long-term behavior change.
Delays in disclosure can present far-reaching challenges that impact the investigations and successful prosecution of child predators. Learn the ways in which the forensic interview can be used to maximize information and disclosure context from youth who have delayed waiting to tell.
Motivational Interviewing is a style of interaction that is client-driven and supports individuals in the healing and change process. There is significant research in the health, education and criminal justice fields that supports the use of motivational interviewing in addressing the needs of victim/survivors and offenders, providing support and helping to facilitate change. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a trauma-informed interviewing/interacting technique that focuses on creating supportive, meaningful and strategic conversations. During the webinar, you will gain understanding of the context of evidence-based practices within which to have these conversations and leave the participants with practical skills to engage in short and effective conversations to initiate, or facilitate, the process of behavior-change and effective support. These skills are valuable, effective, and are considered an evidence-based practice in criminal justice.
Examine identifying factors that contribute to dangerousness for further sexual offending on the part of registered sex offenders. Learn how to gather and review relevant information on registrants from other collateral sources and share information with multidisciplinary team members, and what specific investigation and observation skills can be employed to identify these factors. Discuss community based team supervision and offender safety planning and develop team strategies. Develop advanced techniques for sex offender registration and monitoring.