Training Delivery - Classroom Training / Onsite

LGBTQ Youth and Juvenile Justice: Emerging Policy and Practice Lessons

Please join Vera for a panel discussion about LGBTQ youth in juvenile justice featuring an expert researcher, policy maker, and practitioner.

The panelists will discuss research on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth in the juvenile justice system and how juvenile justice departments are better serving LGBTQ youth through changes to policy and practice. The discussion will also include considerations for social service agencies and juvenile justice systems in working with youths’ families.

Peer-to-Peer Investigations

Unquestionably, the Internet today provides new and unprecedented opportunities for sex offenders to meet and share explicit images and predation methods. Peer-to-peer (P2P) networks are one way these individuals share child pornography and other explicit materials. P2P networks allow collectors of child pornography to download and trade movies, images, and pornographic text with others in the network. In effect, individuals in these networks maintain "libraries" of images for others to share.

Online Investigations: Tools, Tips, and Techniques

The constant evolution of technology and its use by criminals is a challenge investigators face on a daily basis. Law enforcement is hard-pressed to stay on top of technological trends—new ways for people to share information online seem to crop up every day. Agencies struggle to get their personnel the knowledge, skills, and capabilities they need to incorporate technology into their investigations. Investigators have an urgent need to learn how to search for, locate, save, and replicate online information relating to all areas of crime.

Grant Writing and Administration

This training session is designed to provide the participants with extensive instruction on grant-making and the administration of grants. This session will examine the various grant programs for tribal communities and the rules for writing them. We will examine federal, state, and private grant-making resources and the strategies needed to develop proposals. Participants will receive instruction on the principles of grant management, modifications, monitoring, reporting/audits, and evaluation. All attendees will receive a comprehensive training manual and a certificate of achievement.

Justice in Our Communities (Oct 2012)

Justice In Our Communities is a state-of-the-art training on evidence-based, victim-centered strategies for child abuse professionals on all aspects of the investigation and prosecution of child abuse. Prosecutors, law enforcement officers, medical and mental health professionals, forensic interviewers, victim advocates, MDT members, and tribal members and service providers are invited to attend. Justice In Our Communities brings the best national trainings to each individual city.

Demystifying SMART Devices

The National District Attorneys Association, in collaboration with the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) has created a new four and a half day course on cell phone investigations and prosecution, based on a team approach. Each team should be from the same jurisdiction, consisting of an investigator, a forensic examiner, and a prosecutor. If you do not have enough members to apply as team, individual applications are welcome, however, team applications will be given priority.

Court Community Communication

Communication is fundamental to the success of any organization. For courts, effective communication with the various communities they serve is central to the administration of justice. In the always-connected information age of the twenty-first century, managing court communications requires an extensive knowledge and practical understanding of a wide variety of media, communications principles, judicial canons, and emerging technologies.

Fundamental Issues of Caseflow Management

In this course participants will assess the effectiveness of their court’s caseflow management system and learn how to develop a system that ensures timely and just disposition of all cases in collaboration with stakeholders. Participants will also learn the fundamentals of caseflow management, strategies to create or enhance their court’s caseflow management program, and how to adopt an effective differentiated case management plan.

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