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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday registration 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Hope is Not Extinct. You Can Do This!
Dr. Lonise Bias

Dr. Lonise Bias is an internationally known motivational speaker, trainer, certified youth and family life coach and consultant. As the result of the tragic deaths of her two sons, Len and Jay Bias, Dr. Bias’s career was launched as a public speaker and community activist. She brings a powerful message of hope focused on the theme "Hope Is Not Extinct."


12:15 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Victim Identification Lab
Jennifer Lee of NCMEC
See Tuesday, April 22, 2014 schedule for description.

10:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Brandon Kaopuiki, Erin Burke, Josh Findley, Sebnem Pura, Rene Schlegel and JR Ujifusa

Portland has become well-known for both the scope of its sex trafficking problem and the responsiveness of agencies allied to combat it. However, this crime is not isolated to the metro-area. Criminal justice and social service professionals everywhere must learn to recognize and respond effectively to indicators of human trafficking/commercial sexual exploitation of children (HT/CSEC). This one-day mini-track of presentations will provide a broad overview of HT/CSEC, with particular emphasis on resources available to communities outside the Portland-metro area.

Investigators, prosecutors, and advocates from both state/local and federal systems will introduce attendees to the basics of this important issue in three sessions:

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Overview (definitions, applicable federal and state laws, prevalence, and scope of the problem) and Basic Investigative Techniques (undercover operations, documenting evidence to satisfy the elements of applicable criminal statutes, etc.)

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Prosecution Considerations (post-arrest investigation; overview of charging, negotiating, and sentencing; investigator/prosecutor collaboration) and Case Study (review of an actual sex trafficking case developed through local-federal cooperation)

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Accessing Resources to Support Investigations, Intelligence Gathering/Analysis, Prosecutions, and Victim/Witness Care & Coordination

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Visit Summit Store & Exhibits

10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Child Homicide Investigations (Part 1 of 3)
Jim Holler

This training will address the duties of investigating officers and detectives as they begin to investigate a child death by providing investigative techniques to help them determine whether the cause of the child's death was natural, accidental, suicidal, or homicidal. Investigators will be provided with essential information on child neglect, the dynamics of physical abuse, and the reconstruction and investigation of soft tissue injuries. The training will also address the duties of the first responding police officer, which in some small agencies may be the officer who will ultimately investigate the child's death. Emphasis will be placed on the initial investigation of the residence or area where the child's body was located, and what can be done to help assure that the entire crime scene was thoroughly processed.
Sexually Transmitted Infections in Children and Adolescents
Rebecca Girardet, MD

The purpose of this presentation is to review prevalence trends for sexually transmitted infections, and to discuss current medical literature and recommendations concerning STI transmission and diagnosis. Participants should come away from the presentation with a strong understanding of the current strength of medical evidence regarding the transmissibility and forensic implications of these infections in children and adolescents.

Bumps & Bruises 101: Investigating and Documenting "Seemingly Minor" Physical Abuse
Susan Samuel

Many children who die or are seriously injured by acts of commission by their caretakers have been the victims of that caretaker's escalating course of conduct. Using case examples, this workshop will provide CPS investigators with the tools to observe, inspect, collect, consider and document evidence to the fullest extent possible, despite the seemingly minor nature of the injury.

Effects of Early Trauma on Child Development (Part 1 of 3)
Geraldine Crisci, MSW

Trauma takes many forms in the early development of children. The impact of attachment disruption, chaotic, unpredictable and violent environments as well as specific events will be the focus of this workshop. The resulting effects of early trauma on brain development, personality development and functioning will be discussed. This workshop will examine the effects of trauma that occurred to the child between the ages of 0 and 6 years. Implications for assessment and treatment planning will be outlined.

A Child's Voice Silenced: Sexual Abuse Allegations in Child Custody Cases (Repeat)
Autumn Fox

Please see session 1E for description.

Getting Her From 'Going' to 'Gone'
Kristin Howell, MSW

Advocates, first police responders, investigators and prosecutors are routinely frustrated by a battered woman's difficulty terminating her abusive relationship. This class will provide specific examples and words to help law enforcement and advocates get her from 'going to gone.' Participants will examine ways to facilitate and prepare a woman for a safe outcome and ultimately end the abuse.

Once the Shutter Snaps: The Continued Victimization from Child Sex Abuse Images
Jennifer Lee

This session will bring attention to the production of images and video files in child sexual abuse cases and highlight ways professionals working in all areas of the child abuse field can help locate these victims. Based on data from NCMEC's Child Victim Identification Program, information regarding risk factors for victimization, case examples demonstrating how victims are identified, and the continued re-victimization some of these children face will be discussed. Participants will learn about NCMEC's many resources available for child sexual abuse cases including Look Familiar Reports and CVIP's Victim Identification Lab.

Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC): A Proactive Approach to Combating Child Exploitation
Derek Prestridge and Cody Mitchell

The sad truth is that law enforcement agencies are not doing all that they can to search for missing or exploited children. The presenters will discuss how your agency can use uniformed officers to combat all types of child victimization. The presenters will share techniques that can be coupled with routine police duties, greatly increasing the likelihood of identifying victimized children and their offenders. The workshop will include examples of cases using these interdiction techniques. This session will be repeated on Thursday, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Social Media Investigations: Searching Profiles, Saving Data, and Addressing Legal Considerations (Part 1 of 3)
Lauren Wagner, Justin Fitzsimmons and Elizabeth Tow

This workshop will provide students with an overview of social networking websites and how these websites can be useful to investigations. Students will also learn how to set up an investigative social networking account to search for information. This workshop will teach participants how to effectively search social networking websites, both using the internal search features on the social networking websites as well as using Google Advanced Operators. This workshop will cover techniques on capturing profiles for evidentiary purposes and well as mapping tools for friend networks. Legal considerations for social media sites will be discussed including what legal steps must be taken to correctly seize and search information from social networking sites. The role of Federal privacy statutes will be explained. Additionally, hypotheticals will be used to demonstrate whether a defendant's status as a suspect or following an arrest might affect how information is gathered. Facebook will be the main social networking website covered in this session, but other social networking websites will be touched upon as well.

Field Search (Part 1 of 3) (REPEAT)
Paul Farnstrom and Gary Wright

Please see session 1IL for description.

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Visit Summit Store & Exhibits

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Child Homicide Investigations (Part 2 of 3)
Jim Holler

Please see session 4A for description.

Abdominal Trauma and Child Abuse
Cathleen Lang, MD

This presentation will cover the particular aspects of abdominal trauma from child abuse. The presentation will discuss common presentations, indications of abuse, how it is diagnosed, how the injuries are caused, and the potential consequences of the injuries.

Improving the Child's Credibility: Source Monitor and Corroborate
Susan Samuel

In cases alleging sexual abuse, it's not enough to have a well-documented, developmentally sensitive, non-leading child interview. Even the best child interview should not stand alone. The investigation should always include two other steps: careful consideration and documentation of how the allegations arose (source monitoring) and the collection of corroborating evidence. This workshop will put forward step-by-step procedures for bolstering the child's statement, consequently removing the burden of "making" the case from the child and placing that responsibility where it rightfully belongs – on the investigators.

Effects of Early Trauma on Child Development (Part 2 of 3)
Geraldine Crisci, MSW

Please see session 4D for description.

Digital Evidence and Child Abuse Cases: Authentication, Hearsay and Best Evidence Rules
Justin Fitzsimmons

Now that we have the digital evidence how do I make it admissible? That question plus a discussion on hearsay of digital evidence and best evidence rules will be covered during this presentation. During this lecture the presenter will discuss the various types of evidence from cyberspace and cellular phone providers. Examples from case law around the country will be shown on authenticating the various emails, chats and other technology evidence. Participants will learn what witnesses are necessary to lay a proper foundation to admit evidence as well as to explain the significance of the evidence to a judge or jury. Common objections to the admission of digital evidence as well as ways to overcome them will be covered.

Witness Intimidation in Domestic Violence
Kristina Korobov, JD

In this presentation, we will look at ways that abusers seek to influence the victim's decisions regarding testimony in court and cooperation with prosecution / child protection efforts. We will examine the legal concept of Forfeiture by Wrongdoing, which permits the admission of out-of-court statements by witnesses who have been coerced by a defendant or by someone working on behalf of the defendant. We will discuss ways to find and to admit evidence under this theory.

Protecting Your Online Reputation (How to Not Be Stupid on Facebook)
Joe Laramie

With the ever-increasing use of social media in our personal and professional lives, it is important to know the issues associate with these activities. Criminal justice professionals and those who testify in court are subject to a variety of disclosures about their online use. Information on how to avoid professional embarrassment, discipline issues or personal or family dangers with online postings will be covered.

Suspect Interviewing: Methods and Techniques for Success (Part 1 of 2)
John Krummenacker and Michael Copenhaver

This course will provide a student who already has a basic interviewing skill set with advanced techniques and additional methods for success. Topics will include interviewing with more than one interviewer, multiple suspect interviews, interviews with legal counsel present, interviews with mentally ill persons, video and audio recording techniques, and more.

Social Media Investigations: Searching Profiles, Saving Data, and Addressing Legal Considerations (Part 2 of 3)
Lauren Wagner, Justin Fitzsimmons and Elizabeth Tow

Please see session 4CL for description.

Field Search (Part 2 of 3) (REPEAT)
Paul Farnstrom and Gary Wright

Please see session 1IL for description.

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Visit Summit Store & Exhibits

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Child Homicide Investigations (Part 3 of 3)
Jim Holler

Please see session 4A for description.

Abusive Head Trauma: Understanding the Basics
Thomas Valvano, MD

Abusive head trauma, which includes shaken baby syndrome, is a leading cause of death from child abuse. This presentation will review the features of abusive head trauma, mechanisms of injury and risk factors. We will discuss how to distinguish abusive head trauma from accidental head injuries. We will also review prevention efforts.

Law Enforcement/CPS Teamwork in a Serious Physical Injury Case: "Jeffrey"
Susan Samuel

This workshop traces a step-by-step investigation of a life-threatening injury to a 5 week old infant. Participants become a "team" and are encouraged to think creatively on behalf of this severely injured child. Focus is on the many roles of core team members and how evidence is used to explore alternative explanations. Case is supplemented by a series of field-generated videos documenting the baby's injuries, the "lie" and the confession.

Effects of Early Trauma on Child Development (Part 3 of 3)
Geraldine Crisci, MSW

Please see session 4D for description.

Accomplice Liability in Child Abuse Cases
Kristina Korobov, JD

This presentation provides participants with a framework for investigating and prosecuting child abuse cases in which a parent/caregiver/guardian/etc. failed to protect a victim from abuse. Typical cases involve parents who fail to protect children from known threats by a boyfriend / step-parent. Using case scenarios, we will examine situations in which these abuses occur, the state of the law, and practical tips to guide decision-making on whether to file charges, how to negotiate for testimony, and decisions about ways to present the case to a jury or a Judge (in termination of parental rights cases).

The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
Kristen Howell, MSW

Toxic stress is a term used with increased frequency when discussing the impact of witnessing domestic violence. Toxic stress impairs a child's ability to attach, to learn, and to have social emotional health. This course will provide an easy understanding of the impact of living with long-term violence and will help law enforcement, therapists, and advocates recognize how to decrease the toxic stressors that stand in the way of a child's success.

Investigating Sextortion: The Latest Sex Crime
Tanith Rogers

This presentation defines the new crime of Sextortion, first seen in 2009. A sextortion is the result of a dual vector attack that requires social engineering techniques and hacking techniques. The presentation will explain the attack measures used to sextort a victim, the offender strategy and the social network spider chains that result from the sextortion. Further, the victim strategy and victimization points will be discussed. In 2009, the FBI began investigating Mijangos for sextortion related chargers. Mijangos was found guilty and sentenced in September 2011. Learn the details of the investigation, arrest, and prosecution.

Suspect Interviewing: Methods and Techniques for Success (Part 2 of 2)
John Krummenacker and Michael Copenhaver

Please see session 5J for description.

Social Media Investigations: Searching Profiles, Saving Data, and Addressing Legal Considerations (Part 3 of 3)
Lauren Wagner, Justin Fitzsimmons and Elizabeth Tow

Please see session 4CL for description.

Field Search (Part 3 of 3) (REPEAT)
Paul Farnstrom and Gary Wright

Please see session 1IL for description.

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