SHARE, Inc. presents a free one-day workshop given by national speaker Mark Wynn on September 27, 2011, in the Bloedorn Room, at Morgan Community College, 920 Barlow Road, Fort Morgan, Colorado.
“Domestic Violence Investigation and Intervention” is presented by Mark Wynn, a national trainer to law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, legislators, social service providers, health-care professionals and victim advocates.
The workshop targets law enforcement and criminal justice personnel and victim advocates and is open to the public. Seating is limited and the registration deadline is September 23. Sessions will run from 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch on your own.
I. Threat Assessment. This lesson outlines the most common element in domestic violence and how to build a view of seriousness using pre-incident indicators to violence. A profile of domestic murders using actual case examples and the common denominators in these fatal cases will be discussed.
II. Civil Liability in Domestic Violence Incidents. An overview of the dangerousness, complexity and liability risk to officers and departments when dealing with domestic violence. Review of existing case law of “failure to protect” suits. Legal authority of officers and agencies and methods to manage liability.
III. Stalking and Counter-stalking. Covers the growing crime of stalking in domestic violence incidents. Topics include stalking personalities and behavior, impact on victims, level of danger, establishing probable cause, investigative tactics, counter-measures and prevention, and safety planning.
IV. Beyond the Obvious – Avoiding Dual Arrest and Officer Manipulation. Will guide the investigator/officer through the difficult cases, provide a clear definition and understanding of probable cause, self-defense, interpretation of injuries and dominant / primary aggressor. The goal will be to reduce the inappropriate dual arrests that frequently occur at the scene of domestic violence cases.
Register by fax, e-mail or mail to: SHARE, Inc. Morgan County Domestic Violence Program, PO Box 414, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Fax (970) 867-0460 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.