Courthouse Facility Dogs & Project FIND

Courthouse Facility Dogs & Project FIND
This two-day workshop is designed to instruct prosecuting attorneys, victim advocates, forensic interviewers, and law enforcement officers about best practices in the selection and use of courthouse facility dogs, and to educate individuals about the risk factors, realities and strategies for working with individuals with disabilities and mental health disorders. The use of this information can lead to reduced secondary trauma along with more successful prosecutions of crime.  The Project FIND (Forensic Interviewing Individuals with Disabilities) Training will be covered on the second day of the workshop.

Date & Location

June 3-4, 2019
The California Endowment 
1414 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
1st floor: Adelante Room 

June 3, 2019: 8 am - 5 pm 
June 4, 2019: 9 am - 4 pm

Technical Advisors

Ellen O'Neill-Stephens JD, Founder of Courthouse Dogs Foundation
Celeste Walsen DVM, Executive Director of Courthouse Dogs Foundation
Scott Modell, Ph.D President of Modell Consulting Group, LLC

Topics

Facility Dogs

  • The National District Attorney Association and the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys have issued resolutions stating the utilizing of facility dogs, to assist testifying witnesses, is the “Best” and “Model” Practice. Learn about the differences between facility and therapy dogs and why that is.
  • Scientific research shows that dogs reduce stress in humans.
  • How to incorporate a facility dog into the investigation and prosecution of crimes without creating grounds for a mistrial or an appellate court issue.
  • Benefits of using a facility dog during forensic interviews, medical exams, and therapy sessions. 
  • California appellate cases require that the district attorney provide evidence that the presence of the dog is “necessary” for the witness to testify in court.  Learn how to make a “bullet proof” appellate court record in support of this prerequisite.

Forensic Interviews

  • Risk factors, realities and strategies for working with individuals with disabilities and mental health disorders


MCLE Credit

This seminar is certified for 14 hours of MCLE credit. (Actual credit will depend upon the final agenda.)

Location

The California Endowment 
1414 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
1st floor: Adelante Room


Parking and Shuttle

Capitol Garage  
1500 K Street 
Sacramento, CA  
Rates: each 20 minutes = $2.00 
Hourly: $6.00 
Daily max of $24.00  
accepts exact change and all major credit cards
 
Capitol Centre   
1520 K Street 
Sacramento, CA   
Rates: each 20 minutes = $1.75 
Hourly: $6 
Daily max of $24  
(Credit card only) 

The parking below is a few blocks away: 
Priority Parking  
1414 I St.  
Sacramento, CA 95814 
Rates: $10 flat rate – accepts exact change and all major credit cards 

Tuition

Registrations received by May 6, 2019 will qualify for the early registration rate of $150.
Registrations received by May 20, 2019 will be at the regular registration rate of $175.
Registrations received after May 20, 2019 will be at the late registration rate of $200.

Cancellations must be received in writing by May 24, 2019 to avoid the $49 cancellation fee.

Please see CDAA’s Cancellation Policies and General Registration Information https://www.cdaa.org/training/cancellation-policy

Scholarships 

There is a limited amount of scholarships available for this course. Please fill out the Scholarship Request Form to submit your request by clicking HERE.

Agenda

Agenda coming soon!

CDAA Contact

Mersadez Hogan, Training Consultant, mhogan@cdaa.org 




 

When
6/3/2019 8:30 AM - 6/4/2019 4:30 PM
Where
The California Endowment 1414 K Street Sacramento 95814 UNITED STATES
 

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