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Add on to your CCAW 2024 experience

Want more opportunities to learn? CCAW offers various interactive experiences you can add-on to your registration!

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Strangulation Preconference

8:30am - 4:30pm | Sunday, May 19 | $175

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Expert Witness Preconference

8:30am - 4:30pm | Sunday, May 19 | $150

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Aquatic Homicide Investigations (Bathtub)

2:00pm | Monday, May 20 | $20

Limited to 30 people

Aquatic Crimes Against Women (ACAW) are often staged as noncriminal bathtub deaths. In this interactive workshop, the presenters will demonstrate the scene and case through the eyes of a prosecutor, judge, and jury with attendees acting as a bathtub homicide case as a patrol officer, detective, CSI, or death investigator. The presenters will also provide strategies on how to document the victim’s body, collect critical scene evidence, and report party evidence. Skills will include photographing wet/damp evidence, interviewing suspects of ACAW, identifying important injury and postmortem physiology artifacts, and applying a practical investigative framework with a bathtub case investigation form that attendees can bring to their departments. Attendees will also interact with and interview the reporting-party husband to document important circumstantial evidence. Additionally, a circumstantial evidence homicide senior state’s attorney will describe the legal pitfalls to avoid and proven ways to approach and work the scene for the most just jurisprudence outcome.

RESTRICTED TO: LAW ENFORCEMENT, PROSECUTORS, INVESTIGATORS, AND MEDICAL EXAMINERS. ATTENDEES WHO DO NO MEET THE QUALIFYING PROFESSIONS CRITERIA MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND OR BE REFUNDED.

Aquatic Homicide Investigations (Pool)

8:00am | Tuesday, May 21 | $20

Limited to 30 people

When investigators respond to a crime scene involving water, several questions are inevitable… Is this an accidental drowning? Was she homicidally drowned? Is this a strangulation staged as a suicidal drowning? Or is this a postmortem body disposal? Just as fire investigators and crash reconstructionists need training to recognize, identify, document, and investigate their respective scenes, anyone working cases involving pools or open water scenes need training on the realities of what happens to living and dead bodies in water. This includes the drowning process, how to determine truthfulness and deception during interviews, processing aquatic scenes, recovering small submerged evidence, packaging submerged bodies, processing submerged evidence for prints and DNA, and more. This interactive session provides hands-on skill practical drills that include optional in-water experiences and is valuable for law enforcement, CSI’s, aquatic first responders, prosecutors, and anyone who would work aquatic crimes against women cases.

RESTRICTED TO: LAW ENFORCEMENT, PROSECUTORS, INVESTIGATORS, AND MEDICAL EXAMINERS. ATTENDEES WHO DO NO MEET THE QUALIFYING PROFESSIONS CRITERIA MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND OR BE REFUNDED.

Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support Facility Tour

5:45pm - 8:30pm | Tuesday, May 21 | $20

Limited to 120 people

CCAW participants are invited to tour the brand-new Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support Non-Residential Center. Opened in May 2023, the center is home to the National Training Center on Crimes Against Women, the Janet Jensen Legal Justice Center & Family Law Library, The Rees-Jones Children’s Counseling Center, Women’s Trauma Counseling Center, a sensory room for occupational therapy, and all non-residential services offered by Genesis – a nationally recognized thought leader on the issue of and response to trauma caused by violence against women and children. In addition to a walking tour, your visit features discussions with Genesis leaders and experts about programming, partnerships, and solutions that address gender-based violence in Dallas.

Tickets include round-trip transportation by bus, boxed dinner, guided walking tour, and information about trauma-informed approaches for victims of intimate partner violence.

New Friends New Life Breakfast & Facility Tour

7:45am - 9:30am | Wednesday, May 22 | $20

Limited to 100 people

Join New Friends New Life for a tour of their new, cutting-edge facility, featuring discussions of programming and partnerships to address anti-trafficking efforts in Dallas. Learn about building partnerships and programming that help create lasting changes in the effort to fight trafficking.

Tickets include round trip transportation by bus, breakfast, facility tour, a visit to the newly developed social enterprise of Liberty Street Garden, and information about trauma-informed approaches to victims of trafficking.

LETTAC Meet the Expert Office Hours

6:00pm - 7:00pm | Tuesday, May 21 | Free

6:00pm - 7:00pm | Wednesday, May 22 | Free

11:30am - 3:30pm | Thursday, May 23 | Free

Limited to two (2) signups per 30 min timeslot

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) National Violence Against Women Law Enforcement Training and Technical Assistance Consortium (LETTAC) is holding ‘meet with an expert’ opportunities for conference attendees to sit down and converse with law enforcement colleagues. Effective response to intimate partner violence depends on a range of factors—addressing priority needs, building organizational capacity, and mobilizing community engagement. These one-on-one conversations can provide insight into current investigations, share first-hand experience on leadership and accountability, offer understanding about community collaborations, and so much more. LETTAC ‘meet with expert’ sessions are just the start of a conversation. LETTAC is a streamlined point of entry for OVW grantees and potential grantees to request comprehensive training and technical assistance for law enforcement to strengthen their trauma-informed, victim-focused response to and investigation of intimate partner violence.

RESTRICTED TO: LAW ENFORCEMENT & INVESTIGATORS. ATTENDEES WHO DO NO MEET THE QUALIFYING PROFESSIONS CRITERIA MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND OR BE REFUNDED.

Sign-ups for specific timeslots are coming soon. An e-blast will be sent out to announce when those timeslots will be ready. Interested parties may also check the CCAW website for updates.

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