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Advanced DUI Training for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors

The August 2018 presentation of this extremely popular training will be conducted at Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton on August 14-17, 2018. 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 14th will be provided, as will all breakfasts and lunches beginning August 15th. Dinners will either be provided or reimbursed. 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 the 2018 Advanced DUI Staunton

 

I.M.P.A.C.T., Training for the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Prosecutor: Initiating Meaningful Prosecution at Critical Times, March 19 - 23, 2018, Berry Hill Conference Center, South Boston, 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 and domestic violence cases, corroboration of child testimony, domestic violence dynamics, evidence-based prosecution, determining predominant aggressor, and forfeiture by wrongdoing.  The faculty includes some of the top J&DR prosecutors in Virginia, as well as a child abuse pediatrician, a forensic nurse and a forensic psychologist.


Lodging will be provided for attendees whose offices are more than thirty miles from the Berry Hill Conference Center, South Boston, VA.  Meals will be provided or reimbursed, but mileage to and from the program is not covered.

Once you’ve registered, you will receive a confirmation email. This training is limited to 35 students who will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registration for this program will close on March 2, 2018 or when the 35 student limit is reached, whichever first occurs!

For more information, contact Nancy Oglesby at noglesby@wm.edu or 757-943-9753.

Registration for 2018 IMPACT is now closed.

 

Prosecuting Economic Crimes, 2019 TBD

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.

 

Asset Forfeiture: Law and Procedure, April 5, 2018, Roanoke Police Academy

This program 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 Roanoke Police Academy, 5401-B Barnes Ave. NW, Roanoke, VA, 24019. Lunch will be provided.

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

Registration for 2018 Asset Forfeiture is now closed.

 

Spring Institute 2019: April 7-10, 2019, 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 from Spring Institute 2019 will open in January 2019.

 

DUID Training for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors

CASC will be conducting six DUID Training Programs across the Commonwealth in 2018. 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, 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 have been awarded.

The DUID Program will be presented at the following locations in 2018:
Newport News on March 14, 2018, at the Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
Front Royal on March 22, 2018, at the Warren County Public Safety Building CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS
Richmond on May 14, 2018, at the Virginia State Police Academy
Wytheville on May 24, 2018, at the Wytheville Community College

Lexington on June 14, 2018, at the Virginia Military Institute
Fredericksburg on June 28, 2018, at the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy
Middletown on September 13, 2018, at the Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown

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

Click here to register for the DUID Middletown

 

Investigation and Prosecution of Drug Cases ("TOP GUN XXVI"), May 20-25, 2018, Great Wolf Lodge, 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 26th 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 Great Wolf Lodge - Williamsburg. This is a five day program. There is no tuition: housing, private hotel room, and all meals are either provided or reimbursed. Mileage to and from the program is not covered.

ACCEPTANCE IS BY APPLICATION ONLY. Upon completion of the online registration by both team members a link to download an application will be emailed to each team member to be completed and returned to CASC no later than February 15, 2018 to be considered for acceptance into the training.

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

Registration for 2018 TOP GUN XXVI 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.

 

Rolling Stoned: DRE for Prosecutors, June 5-6, 2018, Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Staunton, Virginia

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 at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel will be provided the night of the 5th of June. 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.

Registration for Rolling Stoned: DRE for Prosecutors is now closed.

 

Trial Advocacy Program June 24-29, 2018, 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 DoubleTree by Hilton, 50 Kingsmill Rd., Williamsburg. Attendance at the Spring Institute does not preclude attendance at Trial Ad. Attendance is limited to 40 students. All meals are provided or reimbursed. Travel to and from the training is not covered.

ACCEPTANCE BY APPLICATION ONLY. Upon completion of the online registration an application link will be emailed to each applicant and will need to be completed and returned to CASC, no later than April 2, 2018 to be considered for acceptance to the program.

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

Registration for 2018 Trial Advocacy is now closed.

 

Annual Summer Conference, August 2-5, 2018, 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 the Annual Summer Conference

 

DEFCON 101, August 21-23, 2018, Fredericksburg, Virginia

DEFCON 101: Fundamentals of Digital Evidence, Forensics, Computers & Networks

This program is designed to provide prosecutors with the basic legal and technical knowledge necessary to work with electronic communication evidence in Virginia. Students will study the basic 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 fundamentals of the communications technologies available today and how to navigate the ever-changing world of digital communications to solve and prosecute criminal cases. Topics will include Cellular and Digital telephony, Mobile Apps, Social Media Investigations, Digital Forensics, and others. This program is the basic version of the DEFCON program and provides the pre-requisite knowledge to participate in DEFCON 201. 

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 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 40 prosecutors. Attendees must be sworn Virginia prosecutors. 

Upon completion of the online registration, attendees will be expected to provide personal identifying information to CASC by telephone on request. 

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

Click here to register for the DEFCON 101

 

Investigation and Prosecution of Gang Cases ("Gang Busters VI"), September 9-14, 2018, Great Wolf Lodge, 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, an exercise in qualifying as a gang expert and the latest developments in gang investigation and prosecution. The training will be held at the Great Wolf Lodge - Williamsburg. This is a five day program. There is no tuition: housing, private rooms, and all meals are provided or reimbursed. Mileage to and from the training is not covered.

ACCEPTANCE IS BY APPLICATION ONLY. Upon completion of the online registration by both team members a link to download an application will be emailed to each team member to be completed and returned to CASC, NO LATER THAN JUNE 4, 2018 to be considered for acceptance into this training.

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

Registration for 2018 Gang Busters is now closed.

 

DEFCON 201: Advanced Digital Evidence, Forensics, Computers & Networks, Fredericksburg, Virginia

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, Advanced Digital Forensics, Writing Effective Digital Search Warrants, and others. This program is the advanced version of the DEFCON program and requires that the prosecutor either first complete DEFCON 101 or obtain CASC approval. 

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 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 20 prosecutor/law enforcement pairs. Attendees must be sworn Virginia prosecutors or law enforcement officers. 

Upon completion of the online registration, attendees will be expected to provide personal identifying information to CASC by telephone on request. 

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

DEFCON 101 and 201 will be offered in alternating years. DEFCON 201 will be offered again in 2019.

 

Investigation and Prosecution of Insurance Fraud Cases ("Red Flag"), October 2-5, 2018, Smith Mountain Lake

The Insurance Fraud program combines prosecutors, Virginia State Police/BCI investigators and insurance company fraud investigators for 3 1/2 days of team training on investigating and prosecuting insurance fraud. The training will be open to 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 2, and ends at noon on Friday, October 5, 2018. Virginia State Police investigators and Insurance Company Investigators should register using the link below as soon as you have been advised by your Supervisor 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 Red Flag 2018

 

Trauma to Trial: Investigating and Prosecuting Adult Non-stranger Sexual Assaults: October 1-5, 2018, 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. Since there have been substantial changes to the content of this course, anyone who attended  prior to 2012 may re-apply if they wish to attend again.  

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, NO LATER THAN JUNE 22, 2018 to be considered for acceptance into this training. For more information, contact Nancy Oglesby at 757-943-9753 or noglesby@wm.edu

Registration for 2018 Trauma to Trial is now closed.

 

Virginia Criminal Procedure 101, October 10, 2018, 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 the Virginia Criminal Procedure 101

 

Prosecuting Homicide Cases: How to Prepare a Successful Homicide Case, November 12-15, 2018, (Williamsburg)

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. Anyone attending this training who wishes to remain for the Capital Cases training needs to complete an additional registration using the Register for Capital Cases link below.
Lodging at the Great Wolf Lodge (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 Prosecuting Homicide Cases

 

Prosecuting Capital Cases: The Unique Issues Presented in Trying a Capital Case , November 15-16, 2018, (Williamsburg)

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 Great Wolf Lodge 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 Cases 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 Prosecuting Capital Cases

 

Executive Program, December 5 - December 7, 2018, DoubleTree by Hilton, Williamsburg, 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 2018 Executive Program will open in the fall of 2018.

 

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