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Advanced DUI Training for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors

The August 2017 presentation of this extremely popular training will be conducted in Blacksburg on August 15-18, 2017. Topics to be covered at this intensive training include Investigative Stops, Checkpoints, Blood Testing Issues and DUI Manslaughter.  The latest version of the Virginia DUI Manual will be distributed to participants. Much like our TOP GUN Program, this training program utilizes a team-training format requiring a team consisting of a prosecutor and a law enforcement officer from the same jurisdiction.
There is no charge for this 3 1/2-day long training program. Overnight accommodations beginning Tuesday, August 15th will be provided, as will all breakfasts and lunches beginning August 16th. In-Service Training Credits and MCLE credits have been awarded.

For more information, contact Ed Hibbard at whibbard@wm.edu or 757-253-4994.

Click here to register for Advanced DUI Blacksburg

 

Prosecuting Economic Crimes, February 25 - March 1, 2018, Williamsburg

A five day, intensive training for prosecutors on prosecuting various types of economic crimes.  Topics to be covered include an overview of financial institutions, basic economic crimes and comparative offensives, payment methods, money laundering, identity theft and fraud, elder fraud, construction fraud, welfare fraud, cybercrimes and electronic evidence, admitting business records, and trying the financial case.

Lodging will be provided for attendees whose offices are more than thirty miles from the selected local hotel in Williamsburg.   Meals will be provided or reimbursed, but mileage to and from the program is not covered.

For more information, contact Elliott J. Casey at ejcasey@wm.edu or 757-585-4370.

Registration for Prosecuting Economic Crimes 2018 will open in the fall of 2017.

 

Asset Forfeiture: Law and Procedure, March 9, 2017, Chesterfield Career and Technical Center

This program is co-sponsored by the Virginia State Crime Commission, Department of Criminal Justice Services and CASC and is designed for prosecutors, law enforcement, and civilian asset forfeiture coordinators. This one-day class will cover the basics of asset forfeiture law and procedure, as well as administrative requirements. Instructors include experienced law enforcement officers and prosecutors from the field. It will be offered at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center, 13900 Hull Street Rd., Midlothian, VA 23112. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact Elliott J. Casey at ejcasey@wm.edu or 757-585-4370.

Registration for Asset Forfeiture is now closed.

 

Crashing in the Courtroom

CASC will be presenting once again trainings on CRASHING IN THE COURTROOM in 2017.  This is an intensive one day course taught primarily by Senior Trooper Steven Kean (VSP-Retired), who teaches the basic and advanced Crash Reconstruction Courses to Virginia law Enforcement.   Each of those courses is two weeks in length.  The content will be compressed and abbreviated into need-to-know information essential for the prosecution of serious motor vehicle crashes in Virginia. This course is for prosecuting attorneys only.  It is intended as an introduction to the field of crash reconstruction, which must be accomplished by LEO’s who have advanced training in crash investigation.  A limited  number of seats may be available for Law Enforcement supervisors who supervise  crash investigators. Coverage will include scene evidence, speed determination, vehicle dynamics, Event Data Recorder (EDR) analysis and related matters.  The state of current law concerning the admissibility of crash reconstruction evidence in criminal cases will be presented and analyzed.  Virginia CLE credits of 6 hours have been approved.  There is no charge for this one-day program. Lunch will be provided.

Crashing in the Courtroom will be presented at the following locations in 2017:

Ruckersville on February 9, 2017, at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety--This course will be held in a classroom provided by the IIHS, located just north of Charlottesville.  There will be a short tour of the facility itself, and an actual crash test is anticipated to be included in the day's schedule.

Newport News on September 6, 2017, at the Newport News Police Department.

For more information, contact John Bowers at jcbowers@wm.edu or 540-847-2678.

Click here to register for Crashing in the Courtroom -Newport News

 

Spring Institute 2018: April 15-18, 2018, Norfolk Marriott Waterside, 235 East Main St., Norfolk, VA

The Spring Institute Program is a multi-track continuing legal education program offering at least 16.0 hours of MCLE credit and emphasizing current developments in the criminal law, including recent legislative enactments and judicial decisions. Attendance is open to all Virginia prosecutors. 

For more information, contact Elliott J. Casey at ejcasey@wm.edu or 757-585-4370.

Registration for 2018 Spring Institute will open in January 2018.

 

DUID Training for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors

CASC will be conducting six DUID Training Programs across the Commonwealth in 2017. This training, for prosecutors and LEO’s, focuses on the difficult cases involving driver impairment due to the use of illegal and/or prescription drugs. Topics to be covered include: Recognizing the Drugged Driver, Keys to Winning DUID Cases, Blood Testing Issues, and much more. The latest version of the Virginia DUI Manual will be distributed to all participants.    There is no charge for this single day training program. Lunch will be provided. MCLE and In-Service Training Credits are pending.

The DUID Program will be presented at the following locations in 2017:
Norfolk on March 16, 2017, at The Department of Forensic Science
Lynchburg on April 27, 2017, at the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy
Christiansburg on June 8, 2017, at the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
Henrico on June 22, 2017, at the Henrico Training Center
Nokesville on July 13, 2017, at the Prince William County Public Safety Training Center

Weyers Cave on Sepatember 14, 2017, at the Blue Ridge Community College

For more information, contact Ed Hibbard at whibbard@wm.edu or 757-253-4994.

Click here to register for DUID WEYERS CAVE

 

I.M.P.A.C.T., Training for the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Prosecutor: Initiating Meaningful Prosecution at Critical Times, May 15 - 19, 2017, Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Staunton, VA.

A weeklong, intensive training for the J&DR prosecutor.  The program will include one full day on juvenile court practice & procedure, one full day on domestic violence cases, and one full day on child abuse cases.   Specific topics to be covered include juvenile brain development, juvenile trials & sentencing options, forensic interviewing, medical evidence in child abuse cases and domestic violence cases, corroboration of child testimony, domestic violence dynamics, evidence-based prosecution and determining the primary aggressor, and forfeiture by wrongdoing.  The faculty includes some of the top J&DR prosecutors in Virginia, victim advocates, CSU staff, a CAC representative, DJJ, a forensic psychologist, a SANE nurse, and a child abuse pediatrician.
Lodging will be provided for attendees whose offices are more than thirty miles from the Stonewall Jackson Hotel.  Meals will be provided or reimbursed, but mileage to and from the program is not covered.

Acceptance is by application only. Once you’ve registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the program application and further instructions. NOTE: Completed applications need to be received by CASC no later than the close of business March 7, 2017.

For more information, contact Elliott J. Casey at ejcasey@wm.edu or 757-585-4370.

Registration for I.M.P.A.C.T. J&DR Training is now closed.

 

Investigation and Prosecution of Drug Cases ("TOP GUN XXV"), May 21-26, 2017, Williamsburg, VA

TOP GUN is an intensive, workshop-style, interactive training course on the prosecution of drug cases, one of CASC's longest running programs being offered since 1992, now in its 25th year! Attendance is limited to 20 teams, each of which consists of a prosecutor and a law enforcement investigator from a given jurisdiction. This program covers the latest developments in the law, the criminal practices used, and the latest illegal drug types and their usage. The training will be held at the Colonial Plaza Hotel (former Holiday Inn Patriot), 3032 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg VA. This is a five day program. There is no tuition: housing, single occupancy rooms, and all meals (except dinner on Wednesday) are provided, mileage to and from the program is not covered.

ACCEPTANCE IS BY APPLICATION ONLY. Upon completion of the online registration by both team members an application will be emailed to each team member to be completed and returned to CASC no later than February 20, 2017.

For more information, contact Larry Martin at Lamar3@wm.edu or 757-253-4612.

Registration for 2017 TOP GUN is now closed.

 

Investigating and Prosecuting Sex Offender Registration Violations, June 1-2, 2017, Omni Charlottesville Hotel

CASC is co-sponsoring with the Virginia State Police a two-day training for prosecutors handling violations of the Virginia Crimes Against Children and Sex Offender Registry (SOR).  Topics to be covered include:  the history and structure of the SOR, registration and re-registration requirements, notification of offenders and compliance issues, records and resources of the SOR, including custodians and affidavits, a review of common defenses and the presentation of a SOR violation case.    VSP will provide a demonstration of the physical verification process for both businesses and residences.  Each attending prosecutor will be accompanied by the VSP Sex Offender Investigator assigned to their jurisdiction.
Lodging Wednesday and Thursday night will be provided for attendees whose residences are more than thirty miles from the Omni Charlottesville.  A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. Dinner will be reimbursed at the state per diem rate. Mileage to and from the program will be not covered.
Registration for this event is capped at 50.

For more information, contact Tom Lambert at tom.lambert@vsp.virginia.gov or Jane S. Chambers at jscham@wm.edu.

Registration for Prosecuting Sex Offender Registration Violations is now closed.

 

Trial Advocacy Program June 18-23, 2017, Williamsburg, VA

The Trial Advocacy Program is an intensive five-day program offered for Commonwealth's Attorneys and their Assistants at all levels of experience, offering 25 CLE hours. Attendees spend approximately 8 hours at lectures and demonstrations given by prosecutors and physicians covering medical, legal and tactical aspects of the prosecution of child abusers, focusing on abusive head trauma cases. The remaining time is spent in small workshop groups discussing and practicing case analysis, trial strategy, opening statements, direct examination, cross examination and closing argument in the context of a hypothetical abusive head trauma case. Attendees will be assigned to workshop groups. Wednesday afternoon is free time. Classes are held at the William and Mary Law School. Lodging will be provided at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, Water Country Parkway, Williamsburg. Attendance at the Spring Institute does not preclude attendance at Trial Ad. Attendance is limited to 40 students. All meals are provided during the program except for dinner on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Travel to and from the training is not covered.

ACCEPTANCE BY APPLICATION ONLY. Upon completion of the online registration an application will be emailed to the applicant and will need to be completed and returned to CASC, no later than March 31, 2017. Students who are admitted will be requested to send in a fully refundable deposit check payable to the Treasurer of Virginia in the amount of $250 to secure their place in the class which will be returned at the completion of the class.

For more information, contact Larry Martin at Lamar3@wm.edu.

Registration for Trial Advocacy is now closed.

 

Annual Summer Conference, August 3-6, 2017, Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel, Virginia Beach

This training program is held at the Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel, Virginia Beach, in conjunction with the Virginia Association of Commonwealth's Attorneys' (VACA) Annual Conference.  This single-track continuing legal education program offering up to 9.0 MCLE credits is open to all Virginia prosecutors. 

For more information, contact Elliott J. Casey at ejcasey@wm.edu or 757-585-4370.

Click here to register for Annual Summer Conference

 

Investigation and Prosecution of Gang Cases ("Gang Busters V"), September 10-15, 2017, Williamsburg, VA

Gang Busters is an intensive, workshop-style, interactive training course on the prosecution of gang cases, similar to TOP GUN one of CASC's longest running programs. Attendance is limited to 20 teams, each of which consists of a prosecutor and a law enforcement investigator from a given jurisdiction. This program covers the latest developments in the law, the criminal practices used, and the latest developments in gang investigation and prosecution. The training will be held at the Clarion Hotel Williamsburg, 3032 Richmond Rd.,Williamsburg VA 23185. This is a five day program. There is no tuition: housing, single occupancy rooms, and all meals are provided or reimbursed.

For more information, contact Larry Martin at Lamar3@wm.edu or 757-253-4612.

Click here to register for 2017 Gang Busters

 

Rolling Stoned: DRE for Prosecutors, September 18-19, 2017, Staunton, Virginia (New in 2017)

This day and one-half training will introduce Prosecutors to Virginia's new Drug Recognition Expert Program. Topics will include an overview of the DRE Program, qualifying a DRE as an expert in court, and overcoming common defense attacks. Lodging will be provided the night of the 18th of September. All meals will be provided but mileage to and from the training will not be covered.

For more information, contact Ed Hibbard at whibbard@wm.edu or 757-253-4994.

Click here to register for 2017 Rolling Stoned

 

DEFCON: Digital Evidence, Forensics, Computers & Networks, September 18-21, 2017, Fredericksburg, Virginia (New in 2017)

This program is designed for two-person law enforcement-prosecutor teams experienced in and regularly engaged in collecting and presenting digital evidence. Building on their pre-existing basic knowledge, students will study the legal and Constitutional framework for collecting digital evidence, both from the internet and communication providers as well as from digital devices. Experienced law enforcement instructors will also teach the most advanced technologies available and how to navigate the ever-changing world of digital communications to solve and prosecute criminal cases. Topics will include Wifi technology, Wifi Calling, Social Media Investigations, Writing Effective Digital Search Warrants, and others.

The program is being offered in cooperation with the National Domestic Communications Assistance Center (NDCAC). The National Domestic Communications Assistance Center (NDCAC) is a National center, organized under the Department of Justice (DOJ), that provides technical knowledge management to facilitate the sharing of solutions and know-how among law enforcement agencies and strengthens law enforcement’s relationships with the communications industry. The NDCAC leverages / shares the collective technical knowledge and resources of the law enforcement community to address challenges posed by advanced communications services and technologies.

All accepted students will be required to pass a security check and obtain a secure online account with the NDCAC.

The program is free.  Lodging and parking will be provided and meals will be reimbursed at state per diem rates. Mileage is NOT covered and will be the attendee's responsibility.
Space is limited to 22 teams. Teams are to be comprised of one prosecutor and one investigator from the same jurisdiction.

ACCEPTANCE IS BY APPLICATION ONLY. Upon completion of the online registration an application will be emailed to both team members to be completed and returned to CASC.

For more information, contact Elliott J. Casey at 757-585-4370 or ejcasey@wm.edu

Registration for DEFCON is now closed.

 

Investigation and Prosecution of Insurance Fraud Cases ("Red Flag"), October 3-6, 2017, Mariners Landing, Smith Mountain Lake

The Insurance Fraud program combines prosecutors, Virginia State Police/BCI investigators and insurance company fraud investigators for three days of team training on investigating and prosecuting insurance fraud. The training will be open to 12 prosecutors who will be trained with  BCI agents and insurance SIU investigators from the across Virginia.  

Lodging (for those whose offices are more than thirty miles from the venue) & meals are included, but mileage is not. The program begins at noon on Tuesday, October 3, and ends at noon on Friday, October 6, 2017. Virginia State Police investigators and Insurance Company Investigators should register using the link below as soon as you have been advised that you have been selected to attend.

For more information, contact Ed Hibbard at whibbard@wm.edu or 757-253-4994.

Click here to register for 2017 Red Flag

 

Trauma to Trial: Investigating and Prosecuting Adult Non-stranger Sexual Assaults: October 2-6, 2017, Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Staunton, VA

CASC again is offering an intensive 5-day training for 15 prosecutor/law enforcement teams on the topic of investigating and prosecuting adult non-stranger sexual assaults.   Learn how to keep your victim on board through trial.  Learn how to get the evidence you need to overcome the consent defense.  Find out the real truth about false reports.    The program is free.  Lodging and parking will be provided and meals will be reimbursed at state per diem rates. Mileage is NOT covered and will be the attendee's responsibility.

Space is limited to 15 teams. Teams are to be comprised of one prosecutor and one investigator from the same jurisdiction.

ACCEPTANCE IS BY APPLICATION ONLY. Upon completion of the online registration an application will be emailed to both team members to be completed and returned to CASC. For more information, contact Jane Chambers at 757-253-5124 or jscham@wm.edu

Registration for Trauma to Trial 2017 is now closed.

 

Virginia Criminal Procedure 101, October 17, 2017, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Lynchburg, Virginia

The Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council is offering a one-day Virginia Criminal Procedure course.  This course is designed for new Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys but it also will serve as a refresher course for veteran prosecutors.  Topics will include: Virginia Court System, Search Warrants & Warrantless Searches, Electronic Interceptions, Confessions, Arrest, Bail, Double Jeopardy, Speedy Trial, Discovery & Exculpatory Evidence, Forfeitures and Other Provisions of Title 19.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Lodging is available for the night prior to the training for those traveling more than 30 miles.
This program is free for Virginia prosecutors.   Lodging and some meals will be provided.  Mileage will not be covered. 

For more information, contact Ed Hibbard at 757-253-4994 or whibbard@wm.edu

Click here to register for 2017 Virginia Criminal Procedure 101

 

Prosecuting Homicide Cases: How to Prepare a Successful Homicide Case , November 13-16, 2017, (Hyatt Place Hotel, Blacksburg)

A four day training program for approximately 38 prosecutors on trial preparation skills to include  Ethics: Discovery, Exculpatory Evidence and Media Relations.  The training will cover all aspects of preparing and trying a successful homicide case from voir dire to closing argument. Emphasis will be on the visual trial presentation, electronic evidence gathering and presentation, preparation of expert witnesses and forensics as well as meeting common defenses including alibi, NGRI, misidentifications, causation of death and self-defense.
Lodging at the Hyatt Place Hotel (for attendees whose offices are more than thirty miles from the venue) and all meals, will be provided or reimbursed but mileage to and from the program will not covered.

For more information, contact Elliott J. Casey at ejcasey@wm.edu or 757-585-4370.

Click here to register for 2017 Prosecuting Homicide Cases

 

Prosecuting Capital Cases: The Unique Issues Presented in Trying a Capital Case , November 16-17, 2017, (Hyatt Place Hotel, Blacksburg)

A day and a half training program for prosecutors on Capital Cases trial preparation skills to include:  Charging Decisions, Motions Practice, Jury Selection, Mental Health Issues and the Penalty Phase of Capital Cases. 
Lodging at the Hyatt Place Hotel for the night following the first half-day of the training (for attendees whose offices are more than thirty miles from the venue) and all meals will be provided or reimbursed, but mileage to and from the program will not covered.

Registration is open to all Virginia Commonwealth's Attorneys and their Assistants. Attendance at the Prosecuting Homicide Cases program earlier in the week, is not a prerequisite for registering for this Capital Case training but the Capital Case program does require a separate registration for anyone wishing to attend both programs.

For more information, contact Elliott J. Casey at ejcasey@wm.edu or 757-585-4370.

Click here to register for 2017 Prosecuting Capital Cases

 

Executive Program, November 30 - December 2, 2017, Omni Hotel, Charlottesville, VA

The Executive Program is a training seminar devoted to management issues, with attendance restricted to the 120 elected Commonwealth's Attorneys and their chief deputies. The program addresses leadership skills, office management, case management, employment practices and personnel issues, police relations, press and public relations and other topics important to prosecutors in leadership positions.

For more information, contact Elliott J. Casey at ejcasey@wm.edu or 757-585-4370.

Registration for the 2017 Executive Program will open in the Fall of 2017.

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