Missing child and child abduction investigations are unlike any other law enforcement will encounter. Accurate situational assessments and good decision making related to immediate resource deployment are critical. As a first responder, you will learn about what happens in the event of a missing child or child abduction investigation and how your actions influence the short and long-term response of law enforcement.
Many offenders who sexually abuse children also possess child pornography. In 2012, over 80% of men arrested for child sexual abuse were in possession of child pornography, with 60% having pornographic images or video of children under the age of five. During this training, you will learn about the additional trauma victims experience when child pornography is involved. Explore investigative strategies that address the relationship between child sexual abuse and child pornography to supplement an investigation and corroborate victim statements. Gather the right tools and resources to investigate sexual abuse cases and produce the most comprehensive case outcomes.
Learn advanced interview and interrogation techniques to be used in child exploitation cases. Discuss interview and interrogation strategies. Identify the cultural and legal issues investigators must consider during interview and interrogation. Understand the dynamics of the interview process and how to detect deception.
Gain an introduction into the psychology, or mindset, of those that commit sexually motivated crimes. Learn about sex offender typologies and patterns of behavior. Explore the relationship between paraphilia such as exhibitionism, voyeurism, and fetishism and criminal acts. Review and dissect real case examples to gain insight into offender modus operandi. Knowledge obtained can be applied during interview and interrogation to help resolve sexually motivated cases.
Join us for our preconference focused on how courthouse personnel can best share information and keep order in the court, whether it is for routine proceedings, messaging during a crisis, or providing the media/community with information during the continuity of operations following an incident. For the agency in charge of the courthouse, developing a strong and effective social media strategy can build trust and cooperation daily, especially during critical incidents. You will examine courtroom safety related to media and screening best practices, and leave with a media plan template to utilize in your agency.
Courthouses serve as the center of many government, legal, and community activities. They can also be vulnerable to threats of violence for all who use them. Join us to learn effective strategies and best practices to enhance a collaborative courthouse security philosophy. Gather tools and resources from current state and federal court services experts related to security planning, jury and witness safety considerations and threat assessment and management. Presenters include experts in the areas law enforcement, state and federal attorneys, judges and other court services professionals.
Construct a multidisciplinary response to high risk victim cases. Quantify the problem of sex trafficking locally, define the high risk victim and the correlation and commonalities between the chronic runaway, repeat victims of sexual abuse, and the child victimized through sex trafficking. Learn effective victim interview techniques and a 5-point strategy to combat the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC).
Join us for an intensive training focused on understanding and building relationships between the forensic pathologist, homicide investigator, and prosecutor in successfully investigating and prosecuting child homicide cases. Learn autopsy protocols, forensic essentials, and the criticality of determining the cause and manner of death. Understand the unique aspects of investigating a child homicide including interviewing and interrogation, suspect pool development and the role and importance of the prosecutor in gaining appropriate convictions.
Explore strategies for conducting death investigations that occur from several origins. Learn how to evaluate the crime scene, conduct effective interviews and interrogations, develop case leads, utilize investigative resources (crime laboratories, medical examiners), and comprehend medical autopsies.
Obtain an overview of the onsite classroom training program, Child Sex Trafficking: Law Enforcement Response, the focus of the training and the scope of topics covered during the 1 day course.
Improve investigative techniques and efforts on long-term missing and cold case investigations. Learn from case studies, interactive case discussions, and specific techniques to improve the skill and capacities of law enforcement personnel assigned to long-term missing cases. Learn investigative and prosecutorial strategies for the investigator.
Recognize and understand the dynamics of child sex trafficking from a single system response to a full multidisciplinary team (MDT) response by focusing on the fundamentals of exploitation.
Examine the psychological and behavioral aspects of threat assessment and management. Gain understanding in normal versus abnormal child and adolescent behaviors, identifying red-flags, why threats are made, and how threats can be managed along a pathway toward violence (both short and long-term) to ensure personnel safety. Review common problems in school threat assessment and propose solutions. Learn multidisciplinary threat assessment and management strategies and explore empirically based youth-violence risk and protective factors. Review assessment tools for use in the school system. Participate in simulated threat assessments and management with followup discussion (hotwash).
Learn how to utilize the evidence to support the proper conclusion in cases involving the death of a child. Discuss possible causes of death and gain best practices and tips including various investigative steps for first responders to evidence collection, witness and suspect interviews, and medical examination, and legal issues for prosecution.
Take steps toward implementing a successful Child Abduction Response Team (CART) by bringing together a team of experts whose knowledge, skills, and abilities will be beneficial in a child abduction case. Join us to learn how to develop a multidisciplinary Child Abduction Response Team (CART) for responding to endangered, missing, or abducted children. Hear about the impact a child abduction has on the family and learn the fundamentals of developing an effective responsive CART team. Examine incident command considerations, search and canvassing operations, CART activation, and resources to improve the response, investigation, search, and canvass activities associated with missing children investigations.
Explore strategies to enhance collaboration between law enforcement agencies and the community to reduce crime and improve community quality of life. Practice working in organized problem solving teams to develop an action plan using community policing principles to address specific public safety threats in your community.
Gather up-to-date information for the investigation and prosecution of all types of child abuse cases utilizing a multidisciplinary team(MDT) approach. Learn about medical evidence, interviewing child victims/witnesses and adult suspects/witnesses, along with legal issues involved in the investigation and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse cases.
The CART Commander plays a critical role in organization and installation of a successful Child Abduction Response Team (CART). As a prospective Child Abduction Response Team (CART) leader, you will learn about the command and supervisory duties related to the development, sustainment, and deployment of the CART. You will gather best practices from other commanders and discuss lessons learned in the development of their team's multidisciplinary approach for responding to a missing or abducted child incident. Acquire new tools to help you organize training and prepare for the planning process of CART certification.
Understand, recognize, and investigate cases involving child sex trafficking and exploitation. Focus on the survivor's perspective and changing perceptions regarding trafficking victims. Delve deep into the dynamics of trafficking and exploitation to improve their skills related to interviewing the victim and interrogating the trafficker. Learn tactical implementation designed to identify human trafficking and exploitation, conduct enforcement operations as well as the roles of non-profits, probation and parole.
Learn about the technology that our youth are using and the role that it plays in their lives to create better understanding and open up meaningful communication. Increase awareness of opportunities to protect and connect with children while also gathering valuable information to mitigate threats posed by individuals who seek to exploit them.
Built on evidence-based principles to support an enhanced and increased understanding of youth interactions with the justice system. Join us to gather tools to build strong youth relationships, enhance interactions with youth, and create effective interventions to divert at-risk and minority youth from the justice system offering an unmatched return-on-investment.
Understand, recognize, and investigate cases involving missing and abducted children. Determine scope and scale issues and how to manage a missing or abducted child case. Explore crime scene evidence collection and processing, profiling suspects and legal issues, including search warrants and interrogation related to a missing or abducted child. This training is offered in a three day format versus the original four day ISCAC training format.
Improve multidisciplinary team(MDT) responses to child sex trafficking (CST) cases. Gather information about improving or establishing a formal MDT in your community. Identify gaps and develop short and long term response plans with the help of subject matter experts.
Learn current cell phone related strategies and techniques for any type of investigation. Explore and apply current practices for working with different cellular network providers, completing technology-focused search warrants, analyzing cellular provider call data, associating reported data to the investigation and effective case reporting strategies.
Technology impacts almost every type of investigation today. Uncover the information technology users knowingly and unknowingly leave behind when accessing and using electronic devices. Learn how to covertly strengthen your investigations through gathering personal, public and open source data. Discuss techniques to locate evidence through technologies that can benefit any type of investigation.
Examine open source online intelligence/information and learn how to leverage free platforms, databases, and web applications to strengthen criminal cases. Uncover little known facts and techniques to optimize results within two major search engines, Google and Bing, which will support your investigations and prosecutions. Participate in hands-on learning by exploring real time open source data/information and applying that information to criminal case examples.
Join us for a unique training opportunity! The theme for this year's conference is "Be Exceptional". Join other administrative professionals, executive assistants, and support personnel from criminal justice and other governmental agencies to discuss relevant topics focused on improving communication, enhancing skills, and fostering community outreach.
Improve capabilities to conduct digital evidence preservation, collection, and analysis. Understand the role this type of digital evidence plays in child abduction, exploitation, and child sex trafficking cases.
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. Discuss question strategy, interview dynamics, language use, and interview suggestions.
Join us for this important training to gain the critical skills needed to plan, conduct, and manage effective search and canvassing operations to recover missing and abducted children. Learn specific techniques and tactics, how to leverage information from technology and mobile devices, and relevant legal considerations, to aid in successful search and canvass operations. Apply techniques and strategies learned through scenario-based exercises.
Understand, recognize, and investigate cases involving missing and abducted children. Determine scope and scale issues and how to manage a missing or abducted child case. Explore crime scene evidence collection and processing, profiling suspects and legal issues, including search warrants and interrogation related to a missing or abducted child.
Conference theme "Protecting Our Children Through Prevention and Response". Join other law enforcement and school personnel to address school violence and youth victimization concerns through the use of crime prevention and response strategies. Examine the impacts of trauma on youth and effective strategies for working with students experiencing mental illness and learning disabilities.
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 offender prosecution.
Our 2019 conference theme is " Growing, Guiding, and Giving". Join other administrative professionals, executive assistants, and support personnel from criminal justice and other governmental agencies to discuss relevant topics focused on improving communication, enhancing skills, and fostering community outreach.
Explore the unique aspects of child abduction cases where even small mistakes can have catastrophic consequences. Learn how to preplan the response to these events and what results you can expect from search, canvass, crime analysis and other investigative tactics. Hear about human trafficking victims who have either been kidnapping victims or have been placed in a position of involuntary servitude from which they feel they can not escape. Discuss tactics used to identify victims and interdict those who perpetrate these crimes. Explore the role of the Fusion Center and the resources a Fusion Center can add to the investigative response to child abduction and human trafficking cases.
Examine case studies based on the experiences of a homicide detective and forensic pathologist. Identify key scene findings and correlate these findings to the autopsy results. Analyze communication methods between the investigating agencies and the medical examiner’s office. Gain understanding of how unique features of a case can affect the direction of the investigation. Discuss the ultimate resolution of each case examined and lessons learned.
Develop and enhance the skills of the 21st Century criminal justice instructor or trainer. Examine how adults learn and explore effective instructional methods. Develop a structured learning plan, apply adult-learning techniques, utilize instructional technology, evaluate learner retention strategies, and the legal implication of instruction.
Themed "A Transnational Epidemic: The Search, Investigation, and Recovery of Missing and Unidentified Persons", the 2019 conference will highlight effective and collaborative strategies for search and rescue, death and forensic investigations, crime scene analysis, serial homicide and cold case investigations, responding to mass casualty events, and the recovery of unidentified remains. NCJTC has partnered with the National Association for Search And Rescue (NASAR) to bring you dynamic speakers with broad knowledge and expertise in the area of missing and unidentified person cases. We are pleased to announce the participation of emergency management and search and rescue professionals at all levels.
Gain new skills, knowledge, and confidence in helping prevent and identify students who are abusing drugs. Learn the identifiers, logos, and terms commonly used that are related to underage drinking, marijuana use, over-the-counter drug abuse, and drug concealment on school, home, and vehicle properties. These items, along with many more, will be discussed during the training. Examine over 70 visual aids used to conceal alcohol and substance abuse.
Explore the connection between domestic violence and substance abuse, common cause and effect myths about domestic violence, the impact on families and the risks to drug endangered children. Examine the need for a collaborative response and implementation of multi-disciplinary teams, what all disciplines can look for when collecting information/evidence, and examine the steps to establishing a formal drug endangered children alliance, including protocols and MOU's to sustain on-going efforts.
Did you know that more than more than 600,000 persons go missing in the United States each year? While many are located quickly, tens of thousands of persons remain missing for more than one year. Investigations into their whereabouts are then considered "cold cases" by their communities and the authorities. Join us to improve investigative techniques and efforts on long-term missing and cold case investigations. Learn the dynamics of conducting these type of cases through examination of case studies and interactive discussions. Uncover specific investigative techniques, including DNA technology, and best practices to improve the skills and capacities of law enforcement personnel assigned to long-term missing cases.
Examine victim, system and societal perceptions which may pose barriers to a full and complete disclosure of abuse and exploitation. Learn interview models and uncover the circumstances where these models are most effective. Practice and apply interview and corroboration techniques by working through an interactive case study.
Understand DNA as an investigative resource. Explore legal issues and computer forensics concerns in child victimization cases. Uncover the impact of human trafficking in child exploitation and use of cold case strategies, data mining, and information acquisition.
Experience a hands-on scenario that walks you through a critical incident tabletop exercise. During the exercise, you will apply problem solving skills in the areas of crisis media, logistical setup, outside agency involvement, and family community after a critical incident occurs.
Learn basic techniques and requirements for conducting absconder investigations, reporting requirements, and reaching out to support services. Identify strategies for registration safety, tiering of offenders and resources such as SORNA Portal Exchange. Examine finger/palm printing requirements and options for submission.
Identify guidelines for sex offender registration and notification in efforts to protect communities from convicted sex offenders through implementation. Receive a comprehensive overview of the minimum standards required for sex offender registration and notification in the United States as a result of Title 1 of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (Public law 109-248)
Learn the basics of standard interior intrusion sensors and systems, how to wire sensor devices to a typical alarm panel, and how to design and install an alarm and video surveillance system. Explore one of the following options on the last training day: 1) Basic lock picking principles 2) Interior-based, hands-on, exterior alarm, sensor defeat techniques training; or 3) Physical security focusing on locking devices, residential security, glazing material options and trouble shooting of video systems.
Learn about the role that call takers play in the successful resolution of endangered, missing or abducted children cases. Become more effective at initial call intake and information gathering. Acquire procedures for the use of NCIC, leads management programs and other important tools. Explore legal and cultural issues impacting investigations in a tribal community.
Join us for Campus Response to Sexual Assault to learn the basic current requirements (Title IX and Clery Act) and best practices for managing sexual violence cases on college campuses. Training is offered as a one-day workshop or two-day training for law enforcement first responders and campus administrators or investigators.
Enact a culturally significant multidisciplinary team response to a missing or abducted child incident. Discuss team development and composition, study search and canvass techniques, review legal considerations, examine case studies, and engage in a practical scenario tabletop exercise.
Test the organization’s response in conducting an initial investigation into searching for a missing or abducted child using the Incident Command System (ICS). Employ strategies and responses in mitigating and resolving the emergency. Participate in a multidisciplinary tabletop exercise, developed by the Department of Homeland Security to build cohesiveness within the investigative team when responding to an emergency.
Test the organization’s response in conducting an initial investigation into searching for a missing or abducted child using the Incident Command System (ICS). Employ strategies and responses in mitigating and resolving the emergency. Participate in a multidisciplinary tabletop exercise, developed by the Department of Homeland Security to build cohesiveness within the investigative team when responding to an emergency.
Develop strategies for the response and investigation of endangered, missing, and abducted children in tribal communities giving consideration to jurisdiction, location, culture, and community dynamics. Discuss offender characteristics, evaluate investigative strategies, study search and canvass techniques, review legal considerations, examine case studies and engage in a practical scenario exercise.
Learn techniques to enhance collaborative efforts between service agencies and community members, identify community issues, and create unified responses. Devise long term goals and an action plan to successfully implement grant projects.
Designed to leverage the collective experience and knowledge of a community to ensure the most effective response for victims of CST, fostering regional collaboration and resource sharing. Through facilitated discussion, you will be able to identify strengths, resources, and possible gaps in services and response.
Enhance law enforcement capacity to interrupt illegal drug trafficking. Learn procedures for conducting drug interdiction in several phases: cueing, detection, sorting, monitoring, interception, hand-over, disruption, endgame, and apprehension.
Explore strategies to plan effectively for sustainability. Identify factors that may impact sustainability such as turnover, changes in leadership, finances, and resource allocation. Create a plan to address these factors.
Examine community violence types, warning signs, and root causes. Develop a community threat assessment team and explore prevention resources. Examine how schools and youth provide a foundation for resilience, prevention, and violence reduction. Identify community, justice, and culture-based solutions and create an action plan tailored to your community violence prevention needs.
Explore the different types and dynamics of human trafficking in tribal communities. Recognize the importance of domestic trafficking of children in tribal communities and acquire responses to prevent, interdict and prosecute those who would exploit our children.
Work together in teams to review, evaluate, and develop a comprehensive security plan along with an implementation timeline. Explore effective strategies to strengthen your courthouse security and maintain a safe and secure environment for the public, employees, and officials.
Join other child-serving professionals to create a plan of action for preventing child sexual abuse of youth in your care. Learn the signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse, mandated reporter and stakeholder responsibilities. Identify strengths and weaknesses of current prevention practices, and develop an action plan for your organization.
Discuss basic concepts and strategies of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED). Explore effective situational crime prevention strategies to enhance public safety. Conduct security assessments through practical field exercises. Examine lessons learned in active shooter events and various principals in effective active shooter and threat response.
Examine common issues faced by law enforcement and service providers when encountering a person in crisis. Review methods to prevent or intervene in a crisis situation in which mental illness is a factor, including de-escalation and communication techniques. Identify presenting symptoms of various types of mental health disorders. Explore intervention strategies and methods for assessing the presence of suicidal intention. Discuss the lifelong impact that trauma has on individuals such as veterans, children, domestic violence survivors, and individuals impacted by historical trauma.
With critical incidents on the rise in schools today, it is vital to understand the media and develop effective media relations. During a crisis event, three critical public information officer tasks need to take place to manage the situation effectively. Join us to learn about those tasks, the role of the public information officer and the media rules of conduct. Learn how to work in a combined media team with public safety responders, establish and train a crisis media team, and properly conduct a crisis media briefing.
Preparing for critical incidents before one occurs will greatly improve the safety of students and employees. With training conducted at your own facility, school safety experts will work with you on these key critical incident areas: physical security and the layering approach to school safety, critical incident response to natural and man-made disasters.
Examine common failures in critical incident responses and learn a proven methodology for quickly stabilizing and organizing these events on campus. Learn proactive skills and develop or enhance your emergency plans for active shooter scenarios at your school, department, or organization in your tribal community.
Develop the skills and techniques to conduct developmentally appropriate forensic interviews with victims of child sex trafficking. Learn the differences between forensic interviews of minor victims and those of other victim populations. Review victim-centered interview methodology with special emphasis given to understanding the factors contributing to child sex trafficking victimization and the impact on development and effects of trauma.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that every day, more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, Heroin, and synthetic opioids such as Fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. (Feb 2018). Explore emerging illicit drug and concealment trends, drug court and prosecution trends, and the medical response to the current drug epidemic. Learn more about the opioid crisis, NARCAN programs, and medical/law enforcement collaborative efforts. Develop strategies for recognizing and combating current drug issues facing your community. Each session includes a question and answer session with those on the front line of the drug epidemic nationally.
Practice skills to effectively resolve disturbances that may arise in community supervision, during home visits or search and seizure, or in a court setting. Review the Disturbance Resolution model, a framework for determining what level of force is necessary and reasonable in various situations. Explore the legal justification for using force as well as situational desirability, threat assessment opportunities, officer versus subject factors and effective communication techniques.
Review the 7-step approach to drug influence and identification which includes pulse, horizontal gaze nystagmus, vertical nystagmus, lack of convergence, pupillary comparison, pupil reaction and Romberg stand. Gain understanding in how the eyes react to drug influence and the effects on the central nervous system. Practice what you have learned using hands-on activities. As a law enforcement or parole/probation officer, you will gain the skills you need to recognize impairment caused by the most abused drugs or alcohol in Indian Country.
Explore techniques to recognize drug influence when conducting home visits, search and seizure, or during other interactions with probationers. Develop the critical skills to recognize common paraphernalia and the signs and symptoms of persons under the influence of stimulants, hallucinogens, opiates, marijuana, alcohol, depressants, inhalants, and dissociative anesthetics through hands-on instruction.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, substance abuse is increasing in America. In a 2012 survey, approximately 23.9 million Americans reported using an illicit drug or abusing a prescription medication in the past month. Join us to learn how to combat this growing community concern! During the training, you will learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of stimulants, hallucinogens, opiates, marijuana, alcohol, depressants, inhalants, dissociative anesthetics, and various drug combinations. Current drug trends and the legal considerations related to drug investigations are examined.
Address issues commonly encountered by officers during criminal interdiction situations. Review the basic legal aspects concerning search and seizure, types of legal searches, including traffic stops and in-depth vehicle searches, and common concealment methods and detection practices. Learn about pre-search objectives, officer safety, and the common pitfalls associated with vehicle contraband searches. Recognize after-market hidden compartments, contraband concealed in container trucks, and electronically hidden compartments.
Learn about current drug trends and related issues. Discuss specific synthetic drugs, how they are designed and why the design of the drugs is so popular. Examine the marijuana culture, the science behind the drug and the challenges legalization has caused in some states. Explore the dangers of pharmaceuticals and heroin.
Learn new strategies to improve effective individual and team communication. Gain understanding of how breakdowns occur and how to prevent them from continuing. Apply effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills and practice what you learn in scenario-based applications.
When used effectively, the Incident Command System (ICS) provides standardization in critical incident response through consistent terminology and established organizational structures. Learn how to effectively collaborate with state, local and federal agencies who respond to critical events on your campus.
When disaster hits, it is critical for school staff and families to know the best course of action to take. Emergency service resources may be limited and physical damage to roadways and bridges could make it difficult for your families to receive the help they need. Join us to learn what supplies, training, and procedures are needed to ensure the survival of your loved ones at home, giving you the peace of mind to take care of the students you serve.
Examine best practices in establishing or enhancing multi-jurisdictional partnerships to combat public safety challenges and improve community quality of life. Discuss the benefits of sharing resources and services across jurisdictional boundaries. Review successful outcome examples resulting from Memoranda of Understanding or Memoranda of Agreement.
Explore the eight principles of effective offender intervention and identify how they impact your department/agency. Develop a departmental vision and mission statement to support evidence-based practices (EBP). Develop goals, objectives, and action steps for organizational change and development of EBP. Establish measures for evaluation of program and individual success.
Explore promising practices in supervising drug/alcohol-involved probationers/parolees in a community-based setting. Examine the importance of utilizing Risk-Need-Responsivity principles, community-based sentencing options, effective case planning and graduated responses to increase public safety and long-term behavior change. Discuss how stakeholders can contribute to improve outcomes for this population.
Discuss the pervasiveness of mental illness in the criminal justice system. Identify basic mental, sociological and educational characteristics of the mentally ill offender population. Explore strategies to address mental health and addiction concerns in crisis and non-crisis situations. Examine the complexity of co-occurring disorders and the interventions that are most effective. Gather tools to implement an action plan that addresses suicidal thoughts or behaviors, self-injury, reaction to trauma, overdose or withdrawal symptoms and others.
Learn new methodologies to make an immediate physical crime scene assessment and how to identify, initiate, and manage emergency disclosure requests through mobile network operators and related content providers. Topics discussed include properly preserving computers and external devices, vehicle information systems, GPS navigation, toll transponders, automated license plate readers, commercial fleet data from vehicle rental companies, and variety of driver services such as Uber and Lyft .You will learn how to properly identify, obtain and preserve network, and provider information.
Identify the obstacles justice teams have in effectively implementing community corrections programs. Explore and practice problem-solving methods. Develop an action plan to address the identified barriers to program success.
Join other administrative professionals, executive assistants, and support personnel from criminal justice and other governmental agencies to discuss relevant topics focused on improving communication, enhancing skills, and fostering community outreach. This conference is currently held in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Ohio.
Understand, recognize, and investigate cases involving child sex trafficking and exploitation. Learn the dynamics of trafficking and exploitation to improve skills related to interviewing the victim and interrogating the trafficker. Focus on the survivor’s perspective and changing perceptions regarding trafficking victims.
Develop policies and programs that protect children from threats including abduction, exploitation, trafficking, and technology facilitated crime. Explore victimization of Native American and Alaska Native children. Learn best practices for child protection programs. Gain access to state, federal, and local resources and obtain knowledge of planning and program oversight.
Explore the issues related to missing and abducted children. Learn the key components of an AMBER Alert policy, elements of a comprehensive child recovery plan, development of a memorandum of understanding with other agencies, and how to engage or disengage the media on child abduction cases.
Leverage the Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management (CASOM) model to implement innovative and evidence-based registration and notification strategies. Examine tools for assessing and monitoring, and employ reentry options and services. Monitor and evaluate your program by developing a collaborative approach with other disciplines and preparing a strategic plan for sustainability.
Develop issue-based planning strategies to recognize and address challenges beyond initial SORNA implementation including but not limited to: new employee training, cross training, contingency planning, and records retention. Incorporate a multidisciplinary team to garner continued program support and success.
Learn how major case investigative teams provide increased capabilities beyond any one individual agency. Examine the resource concentration, effectiveness, efficiency, secondary case clearance, networking and politics of major case investigative teams.
Gather information and techniques on how to quantify child sex trafficking (CST) locally, and within specific areas of responsibility. Discuss how to leverage current existing resources, and develop strategic community partnerships to utilize a cost effective victim-centered approach for victims of child sex trafficking.
Identify comprehensive approaches to sex offender management in tribal communities. Learn about relevant jurisdictional issues and federal laws. Discuss best practices from communities who have developed inclusive sex offender management programs.
In recent years, law enforcement agencies have been facing major public and media scrutiny in how public safety situations are managed in their communities. Building strong relationships with key supporters and the media BEFORE a crisis occurs will open lines of communication during adverse situations. Join us to learn how agencies can best tell their story, whether it is to build positive messaging, crisis communications, or to provide continuity of operations following an incident.
Because active threat situations are often over with before law enforcement arrives, educators must be prepared to respond to protect their students. In many cases, there is no pattern or method to the selection of victims by an active shooter; these situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Join us to train school employees on how to respond to active shooter situations, gain awareness of pre-incident indicators, characteristics of active shooters, and enhance your school emergency plan.
Review pre-incident indicators and characteristics of active shooters. Examine relevant case studies and proactive skills to assist you in better preparing and responding to active shooter scenarios. Discuss tips that will assist in the development or enhancement of an emergency plan for your school, department, or organization.
This conference focuses on missing persons reports resulting from mass casualty and multiple victim incidents. Conference presentations highlight effective strategies for search and rescue, death and forensic investigations, serial and cold case investigations, responding to mass casualty events, and the recovery of unidentified remains.
Identify the needs and benefits of developing a multidisciplinary team to support sex offender management program capacities beyond registration , victim safety, and community education. Learn about current trends, sex offender management boards, task forces, and coalitions. Examine formal and informal agreements, recognition of who should be involved, and the benefits of written agreements.
Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic, as more than two million of Americans have become dependent on or abused prescription pain pills and street drugs. One person dies every 12 minutes from a prescription drug overdose in the United States. Join us for this vital training to learn which opiates and depressants are abused most frequently and about the dangers of new synthetics, including Fentanyl. Examine stages of use, addiction, and withdrawal symptoms, and the health and life-threatening dangers posed from use of these drugs. A MUST-ATTEND training to help you build knowledge to address this national crisis.
Discuss the cultural elements of effective procedural justice enhancement efforts. Explore root causes of delinquency and effective strategies to reduce disproportionate minority contact including diversion techniques, detention reduction, community based alternatives and positive youth interaction. Identify methods to develop and conduct a successful community youth forum for engaging the entire community in enhancing procedural justice.
Gain the tools and skills necessary to properly understand, recognize, investigate, and prosecute cases involving child sex trafficking and exploitation. Delve deep into the dynamics of trafficking and exploitation to improve skills related to interviewing the victim and witness and interrogating the trafficker. Learn about tactical implementation designed to identify human trafficking and exploitation, as well as, conduct enforcement operations that produce prosecutable cases.
Explore types of human trafficking and the importance of recognizing domestic trafficking of tribal children. Learn about the investigative challenges of trafficking cases, as well as the importance of the victim interview and placement.
Learn about the roles of law enforcement, first responders, investigators, and child protective services when investigating the death of a child. Receive an overview of the important investigative tips and information related to the causes of death, and the duties and investigative needs of the medical examiner/coroner. Need a specific date or location? Request this training.
Learn current trends and collaborate with participants representing child protection and public safety officials from border communities, state, federal, and tribal public safety in Mexico and the USA. Address issues in your community related to cross border abductions, child exploitation, and human trafficking.
Promote healing, enhance public safety, and reduce recidivism in your role as a tribal community corrections professional. During this training, you will explore strengths-based supervision strategies and case management skills for the following populations on probation: probationers with mental illness, alcohol and substance abuse addiction, and domestic violence offenses. Engage in a variety of activities to enhance your ability to effectively case manage high risk populations. Examine strategies for multi-disciplinary team building to support tribal community corrections.
Learn and practice QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer), an evidence-based life-saving technique developed by Paul Quinnett, to utilize with people in crisis. Examine suicide myths and facts, warning signs, and the impact of historical and intergenerational trauma on suicide in Native American/Alaska Native communities. Examine significant risk factors and learn how to reduce the risk of suicide among probationers by eliminating any one element of the deadly triad - alcohol, firearms and distress.
Learn the role first responders play in the successful recovery of an abducted child. Identify the steps needed to facilitate containment of the abduction area, preserve evidence, and detect witnesses. Acquire techniques for determining direction of travel, the use of attraction techniques, and steps needed to facilitate a successful recovery of an abducted child.
Gather the tools and resources you need to promote swift and decisive responses to reports of missing, abducted and sexually exploited children. Learn how public safety telecommunications centers can develop, train, and prepare for immediate and comprehensive response during the critical, early stages of an incident.
Take a caring and proactive approach to students who are expressing alarming and concerning behaviors. Learn the importance of developing a sound foundation for Behavorial Intervention Teams (BITs) including creating a multidisciplinary team made up of your organization’s key players. Apply best practices as they relate to addressing threats, identifying pre-attack indicators, and stopping the pathway to violence.
Creating and maintaining safe communities requires collaboration to develop strategies that effectively address public safety concerns such as alcohol and substance abuse, child abuse, juvenile delinquency, domestic violence, crime and other threats. The Regional Community Safety Summits will discuss key public safety issues impacting tribal communities and how these concerns can be addressed through community policing, inter-agency collaboration, and multi-jurisdictional partnerships.
Learn strategies to enhance collaborative efforts for justice system planning. Identify stakeholders and advisory board members needed in the planning process. Define community quality of life and create vision/mission statements for your justice system.
Understand how to conduct focus groups, stakeholder interviews, community meetings, and needs assessments. Create a strategic plan by performing a needs assessment to identify justice system strengths and gaps. Utilize customized technical assistance to analyze your needs assessment results.
Compose effective goals and feasible action steps based on emerging themes from your needs assessment. Prepare an evaluation and performance metrics to measure the success of your justice system strategic plan.
Build foundational skills through this comprehensive and interactive training academy. Examine traditional, evidence-based, and alternative approaches to community supervision. Practice techniques in mock interviews, scenarios and team exercises. Explore the benefits of peacemaking, restorative practices, and cultural resources
Discuss current community reentry challenges for sex offenders and the barriers offenders face. Examine best practices highlighting planning for successful reentry programs, as evidenced by successful strategies from around the country. Review the Native American Sex Offender Management (NASOM) and Circle of Support and Accountability (COSA) programs.
Review key considerations in notifying and protecting victim. Identify information required for notification and what level of notification is required. Plan effective key steps and strategies for conducting effective community notification meetings. Explore approaches for creating public education opportunities and practices to support child, victim, and community safety. Discuss strategies for addressing safety specific to field work.
Identify reporting requirements for NCIC/NSOR and available options for submission
Examine DNA collection requirements & submission options.
Identify required information for form development to support SORNA registration requirements.
Identify community needs specific to SORNA, which will include reviewing policy/procedures, identifying codes/ordinance requirements to support SORNA implementation, and a guide to the strategic planning processes.
Identify steps for program sustainability focusing on new employee training, cross training, contingency planning and records retention.
Determine what level of registration those convicted of particular offenses must register for and special circumstance considerations.
Identify the process and steps for SORNA registration.
Learn about developing sex offender management boards, task forces, and coalitions. This workshop will include components of formal and informal agreements; recognition of who should be involved; and benefits of written agreements.
Identify the options of availability and use of TTSORS and the SORNA Exchange Portal
Release and reunification is the safe and controlled process for returning students back to their parents or guardians. Student release and reunification after a crisis can be one of the scariest and most difficult tasks a school can be face. Unlike fire and earthquake drills, release and reunification drills are more problematic to practice. Join us to learn the process of effective student release and reunification, as well as the latest methods and technology to leverage should a potential crisis that requires student release and reunification occur.
Explore strategies to best tell your agency or department’s story, whether it is to build positive messaging about your work on an ongoing basis, to message during a crisis, or to provide the community with information during the continuity of operations following an incident. Review practices to develop an effective communications operation to build community trust and to create ambassadors to share the law enforcement message even before you need it, in good times and in bad. Examine tactics police can employ for optimal community relations and how to communicate to all audiences, both internal and external, during critical incidents. Case studies will demonstrate both successful and unsuccessful messaging tactics and their results.
The ability to organize your thinking and calmly respond can help you avoid a potential crisis. Every year, around 1000 people are shot and killed by police. Five hundred of them wielded a gun while the rest of them held knives, toy weapons, or no weapons at all. Join us to learn how de-escalation communication skills can defuse those situations and lead to more successful resolutions.
Attend this unique conference to gain the latest knowledge and skills you need to serve victims of crime. Learn about innovative victim assistance programs and gain resources for enhancing the services you provide using a multidisciplinary approach. Choose from a wide variety of workshops conducted by knowledgeable experts addressing some of today’s most critical topics and issues facing victims of crime and service providers.