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Domestic Violence in Indian Country: Investigation Basics and Prosecution Options (Webinar)

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It has been said that “domestic violence is homicide on the installment plan.” This webinar will focus on proven techniques to ensure a better investigation and the prosecution of misdemeanor and felony level domestic violence crimes in federal court.  The training content will be delivered online via Cisco WebEx. Presenters for this webinar are Detective Mike Agnew, Fresno Police Department (retired) and Leslie A. Hagen, National Indian Country Training Coordinator, U.S. Department of Justice.

This training is for police, prosecutors and advocates responding to domestic violence in tribal communities. Topics to be covered include the following: the nature and prevalence of domestic violence, charging options in federal and tribal court, trauma informed interviewing, determining the predominant aggressor, the effective use of body worn cameras, documenting excited utterances, photographic documentation of violence, and report writing. In short, viewers will learn how to build an evidence based case that may withstand prosecution challenges like victim recantation. The ultimate goal is less homicides, less violence, justice for victims and safer communities. 

If you experience technical difficulties with WebEx, you may call in on your phone for audio only. The WebEx audio only phone number is 415–527–5035 and the Access Code is 199 939 7256. This is the primary number you should dial. If there are problems, an alternate dial-in number is 929–251–9612.

Date Created: July 21, 2020