(605) 951-5174

‘Following the Evidence’ Conference for multidisciplinary team (MDT) members

Julie Kenniston

Hear renowned experts in the field as they provide valuable insight into what they have learned over the years in dealing with child abuse cases.

About the speakers:

As an independent consultant and trainer, Julie Kenniston, MSW, LISW is both a nationally and internationally recognized presenter on interviewing, investigation, and the prosecution of child maltreatment cases. As the executive director of The Center for Family Solutions in Hamilton, Ohio, she volunteers her time in working with victims of both domestic and sexual abuse. Her expertise comes from conducting more than 3,000 forensic interviews as a Sexual Abuse Investigator for the Hamilton County Department of Human Services and her continued work for the local Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and with a team combatting human trafficking in Southwest Ohio. In addition to her contributions at the state level, in 1997, Ms. Kenniston was responsible for organizing the Forensic Training Institute for The Childhood Trust in Cincinnati, Ohio and continues to provide her services today.

Chris Kolcharno was first sworn in as an officer for the Blakely Police Department in 1988 and today works as detective with the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office in Scranton, Penn., where he supervises the Special Victims Unit and deals exclusively with investigating crimes against children. Det. Kolcharno is also a certified trainer for the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officer’s Education and Training Commission, a member of various crime task forces, and known for making the first asset forfeiture seizure from a child abuse case in Pennsylvania, which resulted in creating an asset forfeiture provision into Pennsylvania’s version of Jessica’s Law.

Take advantage of this opportunity, and register for the “Following the Evidence” an interactive training set for July 7 and 8 at the Stoney Creek Hotel in Sioux City, Iowa. Co-sponsored in part by the Missing and Exploited Children’s Training and Technical Assistance Program within the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College, its goal is to ensure that all communities have the resources, tools, and support necessary to protect children.

To register online, click here. The cost is $25 per person.

Hotel accommodations are available at the federal rate of $83 per night, plus tax. Click here for reservations, or call the Stoney Creek Hotel at (712) 234-1100.

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