Randy Udelman of the Arizona Crime Victim Rights Law Group presents on victim counsel coordination, illustrating how to effectively meet victim needs in capital case prosecution.
In this presentation, District Attorney George Brauchler, widely known as the prosecutor of James Holmes, the Aurora, Colorado gunman, discusses issues district attorneys face while prosecuting mass shootings cases. He provides anecdotal insights and lessons learned along the way.
In this webinar, First Assistant Ed McCann of the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Office explores various mental health defenses in capital cases and how prosecutors can effectively counter them. A career prosecutor who has been on the front lines of many high-profile cases, McCann provides anecdotal insights and practical tools to take straight into trial. This presentation is intended for prosecutors, prosecution teams, victim advocates, and law enforcement personnel.
This webinar focuses on how to be the best advocate possible for victims of capital crimes and their families, with emphasis on building effective, empathetic relationships with these families and guiding them through the judicial process. This presentation includes resources for prosecutors dealing with such capital litigation cases.
This webinar provides participants with strategies to improve the behavioral health crisis response for individuals with mental illnesses and intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). It presents models of mental health crisis response, including Crisis Intervention Teams, mobile crisis, co-responder, and stand-alone mental health response training. It also discusses how research addresses the effectiveness of models for responding to individuals with I/DD and directions for future research.
People living with mental illnesses and intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are disproportionately represented in contacts with police. These interactions can lead to stressful and dangerous conditions for everyone involved. This webinar provides an in-depth look at the challenges many communities face and shares real-world experiences in developing Police-Mental Health Collaboration (PMHC) programs to address them.
This webinar provides 10 practical tips law enforcement officers can use to effectively serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additionally, the webinar presenters share information about how officers can seek further training through the "Pathways to Justice" law enforcement module.
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are over-represented in every part of the criminal justice system, including as victims and suspects or defendants. Prosecutors, who may encounter individuals with I/DD in a variety of ways, do not always have a full understanding of these types of disabilities or their potential impact on resolving cases. This webinar provides an overview of I/DD, prosecutors’ legal obligations when interacting with the disability community, and concrete strategies to effectively serve this population using real-life case scenarios.
On November 28, 2018, the Bureau of Justice Assistance National Training and Technical Assistance Center hosted the “Changing Nature of Crime and Criminal Investigations” webinar in partnership with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). During the webinar, researchers from PERF discussed the impact of computers and other technologies on the nature of crime and explained how technology changes investigations for law enforcement.
This course includes stories from family members who have lost a loved one, as well as a fire chief who has been in the unfortunate position of telling a survivor that their firefighter has been killed in the line of duty. Survivors will share what went well, what did not go well, and what a department can do to be prepared.