Virginia Beach, VA
Council Members Present
Shannon L. Taylor (Henrico County), Chairman
Anton A. Bell (Hampton), First Vice Chairman
Bryan L. Porter (Alexandria), Second Vice Chairman
Julia H. Sichol (Westmoreland County), Secretary
Nathan R. Green (James City County/Williamsburg), Past Chairman
Council District Representatives:
1. Krystyn L. Reid (York County)
2. Matthew R. Hamel (Chesapeake)
5. Bethany A. S. Harrison (Lynchburg)
6. David L. Ledbetter (Waynesboro)
7. Clarissa T. Berry (Madison County)
8. Bryan L. Porter (Alexandria)
9. Michael D. Jones (Wythe County)
10. Amy M. Ashworth (Prince William County)
Other Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Present
Donald S. Caldwell (Roanoke City)
Jeff Haislip (Fluvanna County)
Patricia T. Watson (Greensville County/Emporia)
Colin Stolle (Virginia Beach)
Meredith D. Adkins (King & Queen County)
Georgette C. Phillips (Isle of Wight)
Ramin Fatehi (Norfolk)
Derek A. Davis (Surry County)
Megan L. Clark (Prince Edward County)
R. Bryan Haskins (Pittsylvania County)
Heather D. Hovermale (Winchester)
Travis D. Bird (Spotsylvania County)
Eric L. Olsen (Stafford County)
Christian E. Rehak (Radford)
Buta Biberaj (Loudoun County)
Stacey T. Davenport (Chesterfield County)
Anne M. Williams (Clarke County)
Dayna Bobbitt (Patrick County)
W. Andrew Nester (Henry County)
Justin Griffith (Pulaski County)
Lyle Carver (Amherst County)
Bobby Lilly (Giles County)
Chris Singleton (Bath County)
Ann Gardner (Alleghany County)
Paul McAndrews (Campbell County)
Libby Humphries (Fredericksburg)
Alfred Collins (Colonial Heights)
Roy Evans (Smythe County)
Tiffany Buckner (Petersburg)
Jim Hingeley (Albemarle County)
Andrew Hall (Martinsville)
Robyn DeSocio (Compensation Board)
Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorneys Present
Erik Laub (Nelson County)
CASC Staff Present
Jane Sherman Chambers
VACA Staff Present
Amanda Howie, Administrator
Call to Order
Ms. Taylor called the meeting to order at 2:03 p.m.
The draft minutes from the June 7, 2023, meeting were previously posted and circulated to Council. The minutes were approved as submitted.
Ms. Chambers advised that the Secretary of Public Safety & Homeland Security, Terrance Cole, was unable to attend the meeting or the conference and sent his regrets. She then reviewed the agenda items:
Ms. Chambers reviewed the CATF balance sheet reflecting account activity through June 30, 2023.
2023 Summer Conference Update
Ms. Chambers circulated a copy of the final conference agenda with the Council meeting agenda. She reported that 342 attorneys had registered to attend, along with 139 adult and child guests. CASC is offering 11 hours of live MCLE credit, along with 6 hours of recorded “Best of 2023 Spring Institute” videos. She reminded attendees of the DUI prosecutor breakout meeting and the drug and gang prosecutor breakout meeting on Friday morning.
CASC Finance Committee Report & Budget Recommendations
Ms. Chambers circulated the proposed FY24 budget with the agenda. Mr. Haislip reported on the Finance Committee’s work in reviewing the budget with CASC staff. He recommended that the budget be approved by Council. A motion was made, seconded and unanimously passed.
CASC Faculty Awards
Ms. Chambers circulated and reviewed the Michael R. Doucette Distinguished Lecturer of Merit nomination packet that was approved by the CASC Faculty Awards Committee. It included the list of award criteria, along with nomination materials for Sarah Heller of Richmond, Mike Huberman of Henrico County and the Honorable Megan Clark from Prince Edward County. A motion was made, seconded, and unanimously passed to approve the nominations.
FAACT – Framework for Addiction Analysis & Community Transformation
Ms. Chambers circulated an information sheet about ODGA’s new searchable database of addiction treatment and support resources within Virginia. She encouraged attendees to scan the QR code on the sheet to access an abundance of resources.
CASC’s Legacy Headline Projects
Ms. Chambers reported that the Administration has asked each state agency to develop 3 projects that can be completed or largely completed by the end of the year. CASC’s 3 projects are: 1) Human Trafficking training, 2) Opportunities to Intervene training related to the review of body worn and other camera footage, and 3) offering Lessons from the Holocaust to all public safety agency leadership. Human Trafficking and Opportunities to Intervene programs have been developed and have opened for registration. They will be held in the fall. Ms. Chambers is waiting to find dates for the Lessons from the Holocaust program.
There being no further business before Council, the meeting adjourned at 2:34 p.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting is August 6, 9:30 AM at the Virginia Beach Marriott Oceanfront.