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The Lecture Series is held at various times throughout the year in DCAC’s state-of-the-art training facility. The Lecture Series is designed for the sole purpose of providing training to only those people employed by governmental and nonprofit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, children's advocacy, therapy, probation, parole, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime and whose intent is to help children in their healing process.

The management of the DCAC Lecture Series reserves the right to refuse admission to any training to any individual who does not work directly with child victims of crime in the areas of investigation, prosecution or healing in a CAC setting. 

2018 Schedule

June 21, 2018 | Sex Offenders: What Judges, Lawyers, Investigators and Child Advocates Should Know
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July 9, 2018 | One Party Consent Phone Call: The Undisputed Evidence in Your Investigation
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September 7, 2018 | Writing Search Warrants
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Sex Offenders: What Judges, Lawyers, Investigators and Child Advocates Should Know 

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Presenters: Cory Jewell Jensen

Sex crime investigators, criminal justice professionals, probation officers, child welfare workers and child advocates should be familiar the various theories about the etiology of pedophilia and development of pro-offending attitudes, plus the more typical patterns of sexual offending committed by both juvenile and adult sex offenders. This presentation will highlight (via video taped interviews with various sex offenders) some of the more common pathways to developing deviant sexual interests and criminal sexual behavior patterns. In addition, the presenter will review various studies that examined the number of detected vs. undetected offenses occurring in our communities, the true rate of false allegations and the average degree of “cross-over” or “crime switching” behavior sex offenders engage in that go undetected. The misconceptions about “re-offense” and “recidivism” rates and the expected outcomes for sex offender treatment will also be reviewed.

This workshop is approved for 6 hours of Continuing Education Credit for the following organizations:

  • Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners (LMSW)
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (LPC)
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT)
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

To register, click here

One Party Consent Phone Call:
The Undisputed Evidence in Your Investigation 

Monday, July 9, 2018
Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM
Presenters: Dave Clark

This presentation will discuss how and when to use the one party consent phone call in criminal investigations as well as the best strategies and techniques behind the phone calls. Case studies will be discussed in which the one-party consent phone call was used to prosecute cases, or in some cases, forced defendants to plea their cases. Presenter will show how to decipher through the conversations and to understand it's not always what is said-- but sometimes what is NOT said by the defendant.This presentation will show the various obstacles that detectives will have to sometimes overcome before using this investigative tool as well as how to properly prepare their victim to make the phone call.

**This course is limited to investigative, medical and prosecutorial professionals only. 

This workshop is approved for 6 hours of Continuing Education Credit for the following organizations: 

  • Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners (LMSW)
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (LPC)
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT)
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

To register, click here

 

Writing Search Warrants  

 Friday, September 7, 2018
Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Presenters: Ted "L.E." Wilson and Lindsey Roberts
 

This course is designed to show officers and prosecutors how to draft affidavits and search warrants that will meet any attack from the defense in a Motion to Suppress. The instructors walk the students through the entire process of gathering sufficient probable cause, articulating that probable cause in a search warrant affidavit, and insuring that the search warrant authorizes the officer to search and seize all contraband and evidence relevant to the investigation. Common and not-so-common mistakes are discussed and the students are given various affidavits and search warrants for their review to see if they can spot mistakes and potential challenges. Solutions are then provided which show how to properly write the affidavit and search warrant in the various scenarios. Each student will receive a 40+ page paper titled “How to Write a Search Warrant” that covers all of the essentials to drafting a legally sound affidavit and search warrant. Ultimately, prosecutors and law enforcement will gain confidence and expertise in writing search warrants and defending their affidavits in court.

**This course is limited to investigative, medical and prosecutorial professionals only.  

This workshop is approved for 6 hours of Continuing Education Credit for the following organizations:

  • Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners (LMSW)
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (LPC)
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT)
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) -- PENDING
  • Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) -- PENDING

 To register, click here.