MDT Training:Courtroom Activities, Juvenile Sex Offenders & Preparing Children for Court-Dixon
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0
The 9th Annual Multi-Disciplinary Team Conference on Crimes Against Children
Shining Star Child Advocacy Center & Y.W.C.A.
All registrations received by Shining Star
We’re Just Going to Talk: Presenting Your Case in Opening Statements and Closing Arguments in Cases of Child Abuse
The outcome of many child abuse cases depends on the ability of the prosecutor to argue the facts to the jury. Prosecutors/child protection attorneys will learn the art and science of effective strategies and themes for opening statements and closing arguments in child abuse cases. Participants will learn a theme for presenting their case. They will learn specific arguments to persuade a jury that a child is telling the truth and how to debunk common defenses in child abuse cases.
Cross-Examination of the Defendant and Defense Witness
Participants will learn the keys to a successful cross-examination. They will learn how to prepare and gain a thorough understanding of the case including the evidence to be presented by both sides, drafting cross-examination topics and questions, and understanding the limitations of cross-examination. Finally, participants will learn concrete examples of how to box the witness into a corner.
Juvenile Sex Offenders
Participants will learn to address juvenile sex offenders at the investigation, prosecution and treatment stages. Analyzing current research and practices; this session offers suggestions and guidelines to address the needs of juvenile sex offenders, their victims, and society. This session also addresses the differing viewpoints concerning the prosecution and treatment of child sex offenders and seeks to bridge the differences and reach a consensus for dealing with this population.
Preparing Children for Court
Participants will learn creative strategies for empowering children to effectively handle the stress of testifying in court. Students will also learn of creative pre-trial motions and other strategies to modify the courtroom and the procedures of testifying to reduce the stress level of child witnesses.
REGISTRATION: All registrations are received by Shining Star
Register online at www.shiningstarcac.org or complete the registration form and return by April 3rd to:
Shining Star Children’s Advocacy Center
215 E. First Street, Suite 110, Dixon, IL 61021
THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC MEETING
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
8:00-8:30 Registration (Continental Breakfast Provided)
8:30-10:00 We’re Just Going to Talk: Presenting Your Case in Opening Statements and Closing Arguments in Cases of Child Abuse
10:15-11:45 Cross-Examination of the Defendant and Defense Witness
11:45-12:45 Lunch (provided)
12:45-2:15 Juvenile Sex Offenders
2:30-4:00 Preparing Children for Court
4:00-4:30 Q & A/Discussion