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Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council
302 W. Washington St., Rm. E-205
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Telephone: 317-232-1836
Fax: 317-233-3599
Email: ipacinfo@ipac.in.gov


David N. Powell
Executive Director

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Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council

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WEBINARS

Release the Hounds: Using Pre-conviction Forfeiture to Save Seized Animals from Re-victimization

October 22
3-4 p.m. EST

Presented by Lora Dunn (Animal Legal Defense Fund). Seized animals can languish for months or even years while a cruelty trial is pending, taking a toll on their well-being and jeopardizing their chances of future adoption. What’s more, the financial burden of caring for these victim animals can put an incredible strain on the caregiving agency, sometimes draining its resources to the breaking point. To this end, pre-conviction forfeiture is an essential tool in animal cruelty cases for prosecutors, caregivers, and victim animals alike. This webinar will examine a host of issues that arise in pre-conviction forfeiture practice: animals as “live" evidence, Constitutional challenges to the forfeiture process, strengthening existing forfeiture laws in your state, lien foreclosure v. forfeiture, and more. This webinar will benefit prosecutors, law enforcement, animal control, veterinarians and shelter workers.

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TRAINING SERIES

Domestic Violence in Immigrant and Refuge Communities

September 11 - Crown Point
September 25 - Evansville
October 2 - South Bend

Funded by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. There has been a continued increase in the number of immigrants who are victims of domestic violence and require specialized support services that take into consideration cultural and religious beliefs. With more focused sessions on larger cultural and religious communities in the city, our goal is to be able to provide a more personal understanding of how best to support, understand, and respond to these situations. In order to address this gap, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute has provided sponsorship funds to the Muslim Alliance of Indiana (MAI). We are organizing full days of programming that will offer domestic violence providers, social workers, physical and mental health providers, law enforcement, the legal community, and the general public interested in learning more with valuable training and skills. Get a discount in the online registration by entering the code, “CULTURE”.

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Forensic Interviewing of Children

September 21-25
October 19-23
December 7-11

Huntsville, AL

Sponsored by the National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC), these comprehensive trainings, to be held in Huntsville, AL, include audience discussion, child interview practicum, a review of recorded forensic interviews, experiential skill-building exercises, and participation in a mock court simulation. Each attendee will receive a training manual, a recorded copy of their interview practicum, access to additional training materials online, and post-training support as requested.

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INDIANA


September 2015

“The Link” between Human Violence & Animal Abuse

September 22
Ivy Tech Northeast Campus
Room CC1640
Ft. Wayne

This presentation will address key research, program and policy in "The Link" between human violence and animal abuse and how interdisciplinary collaborative coalitions can use this increased awareness to respond accordingly and further protect individual and community health and safety. Learn more about prevention through education, awareness and resources available right in our community - Fort Wayne - to prevent the abuse of vulnerable populations.

Phil Arkow is an internationally acclaimed lecturer, author and humane educator. He teaches Animal Abuse and Human Violence courses at the University of Florida and Animal-Assisted Therapy courses at Harcum College and Camden County College. He trains internationally and has presented over 200 times in 15 countries and 38 states, and has authored or edited over 60 key reference works in the field of human-animal interactions and violence prevention.

CEU Submittals will be available upon request - send to Jodi.hamilton@ci.ft-wayne.in.us. Space is limited.

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Applied Professionalism for Newly Admitted Attorneys

September 25
City County Building
Public Assembly Room
Indianapolis

Sponsored by: The Marion County Prosecutor's Office and the Marion County Public Defender Agency.

The course will be free to any attorney employed by a prosecutor’s office or a public defender agency (including contractual public defenders) This is the course that newly-admitted attorneys are required to complete within their 1st three-year CLE cycle; however, this 6 hour course will also provide 6 hours of regular ethics credit for those seeking to fulfill CLE requirements.

The event will run from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a lunch break. Meals will not be provided. While a majority of the training will be held as joint PD-Prosecutor sessions, the afternoon will feature discipline-specific breakout sessions, which you will need to designate on your event sign-up. Only defense counsel may attend the defense session and only prosecutors may attend the prosecution session. Designate the NAME OF YOUR OFFICE in the comments section or you will not be permitted to attend the Prosecution session.

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October 2015

2015 Latino Conference

October 15
Sheraton Hotel
Indianapolis

Sponsored by the Latino Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

The theme of this year's conference is "Healthy Generation Toward Communities Without Violence". Who Should Attend? Any professional providing services related to domestic and sexual violence. Including but not limited to victim advocate, health and mental care, law enforcement, court staff, private investigator, attorney, department of corrections, social work, child welfare services, foster care, school educator or administrator, higher education, and anyone interested in related issues.

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OUT OF STATE


September 2015

National Institute on the Prosecution of Human Trafficking

September 20-25
Minneapolis, MN

The National Institute on the Prosecution of Human Trafficking (NIPHT) is a three-and-one-half-day course designed to challenge prosecutors to reevaluate their approach to prosecuting human trafficking cases. Participants receive training on the dynamics and indicators of human trafficking as well as practical skills to successfully prosecute these cases. NIPHT explores the complex issues faced by prosecutors while balancing offender accountability with the impact of criminal prosecution on victims. In addition to practical case evaluation and litigation skills, the curriculum examines the benefits of a coordinated community response; explores effective interviewing techniques; addresses witness intimidation and establishing forfeiture by wrongdoing; offers guidance on the use of medical evidence and experts; explores ethical issues; and ultimately offers participants the ability to redefine the very nature of justice in human trafficking cases.

This course is open to prosecutors only and attendance is free of charge; however, priority will be given to OVW grantees. There is no limit to the number of attendees from any jurisdiction. Seating is limited and applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants will be informed of acceptance by email.

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Interviewing Child Victims with Disabilities

September 28-29
Huntsville, AL

Sponsored by: National Children's Advocacy Center

Understanding the unique characteristics of children with disabilities and communicating effectively with these children and their caregivers is instrumental in creating a safe environment and conducting appropriate child forensic interviews and investigations. The participants in this training will develop a broader understanding of children with disabilities, as well as new strategies for effective interviewing and communicating. Strategies for adapting current interview guidelines to meet the needs of this population will be addressed throughout the training.

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APS: Providing Help and Hope to Vulnerable Adults

September 29-October 1
Orlando, FL

Primary Conference Partner: Florida Department of Children and Families, Adult Protective Services

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October 2015

6th Annual Summit on Elder Financial Exploitation

October 2
Orlando, FL

Primary Conference Partner: Florida Department of Children and Families, Adult Protective Services

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Extended Forensic Interview Training

October 6-8
Huntsville, AL

Sponsored by: National Children's Advocacy Center

This training introduces a model for a multi-session forensic interview of a child who is potentially a victim or witness of child abuse or other violent behaviors. An Extended Forensic Interview (EFI) is appropriate for children where the results of a single interview are inconclusive or where there are serious concerns about the child's ability to participate in a single-session interview. Such children might be the very young child, a child with developmental delays or cognitive disabilities, or an extremely traumatized child. Cultural considerations may indicate a need for an EFI, rather than a single-session interview.

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Victim Advocacy Training

October 14-16
Huntsville, AL

Sponsored by: National Children's Advocacy Center

This training is designed for Victim Advocates who are working with children and families within a Child Advocacy Center setting and focuses on the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for this important job. The training will include foundational sessions on understanding the criminal justice system, dynamics of child abuse, crisis development and resolution, effective listening techniques, the impact of trauma on a child, the rights of crime victims, cultural considerations and intervention strategies. All foundational sessions are presented by experienced professionals currently working in the field of child abuse intervention and prevention at the National Children's Advocacy Center.

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SAVE THE DATE
Re-envisioning Evidence Based Prosecution in America

October 28-29
San Diego, CA

Sponsored by the National Symposium on Domestic Violence. Focus areas are to develop national strategic plan to reinvigorate evidence-based prosecution approaches across the country.

Who Should Apply: Prosecutors currently handling gender-based violence, intimate partner violence, and related cases of stalking, strangulation, IPV-related sexual assault, and other crimes associated with domestic violence and elected district attorneys with a personal passion in this area.

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Body Cams 101

October 29
Lansing, MI

Sponsored by: Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan Traffic Safety Training Program

This one day seminar will train law-enforcement officers and prosecutors on how to implement a body-worn camera program and how to deal with corresponding legal issues, including using video to prove an OWI case. The course will be taught by officers and prosecutors with experience in dealing with the issues discussed.

Featured Topics: Pros/Cons of Body Cams • Storage Issues • Costs of Redacting • Preserving Videos for Evidence • FOIA Requests • Retention Issues • Duty to Preserve and Disclose • Chain of Custody • Invasion of Privacy.

Registration deadline: October 22


November 2015

Advanced Forensic Interviewing Training

November 3-5
Scottsdale, AZ

Sponsored by: National Children's Advocacy Center

NCAC’s Advanced Forensic Interviewing Training will begin with a review of the principles of recognized “best practice” for forensic interviewing; but will quickly move to addressing populations and allegations that place demands on forensic interviewers to adapt their practice to meet a variety of advanced challenges.

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National Institute for the Prosecution of Elder Abuse

November 10-13
Westminster, CO

The National Institute on the Prosecution of Elder Abuse (NIPEA) is a three-and-one-half-day course designed to challenge prosecutors to reevaluate their approach to prosecuting elder abuse cases. Participants receive training on the dynamics of elder abuse as well as practical skills to successfully prosecute these cases. NIPEA explores the complex issues faced by prosecutors while balancing offender accountability with the impact of criminal prosecution on victims. In addition to case evaluation and litigation skills, the curriculum examines the benefits of developing a coordinated, victim-centered community response; explains common injuries and relevant medical evidence, providing guidance on the use of medical experts; explores ethical issues confronted by prosecutors; addresses the development and improvement of culturally-specific victim services; and offers prosecutors the ability to redefine outcomes and the very nature of justice in elder abuse cases.

This course is open to prosecutors only, and attendance is free of charge; however, priority will be given to OVW grantees. There is no limit to the number of attendees from any jurisdiction. Seating is limited and applicants are encouraged to apply early. Pending OVW approval, applicants will be informed of acceptance by email.

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Appellate Judges Education Institute Annual Summit

November 12-15
Washington, D.C.

The Appellate Judges Education Institute (AJEI) Summit, open to ALL judges and lawyers, is the preeminent provider of appellate judicial education in the United States.  The annual AJEI Summit gathers federal and state appellate judges from across the country and invites all lawyers to join them for practical, cutting-edge, educational programming.  Presenters include leading practitioners from private and government practice, outstanding law professors, and experienced appellate judges and court attorneys.  The four-day format also affords numerous opportunities for bench-bar networking. Program: http://ajei.law.smu.edu/Program.aspx Brochure:

2016

March 2016

International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Engaging Men & Boys

March 22 - 24
Washington, DC

This conference will provide you with three full days of training. In addition to the plenary sessions, you will have the opportunity to choose from 51 workshops presented by over 100 speakers. Save $100 off the registration fee if you register with payment by December 1, 2015.

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