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Join us for a half-day training that will take you inside the mind of a domestic violence offender and provide useful and effective interviewing techniques.

Domestic violence experts with decades of experience interacting with violent offenders will address:

– Advanced domestic violence dynamics
– Batterer tactics and characteristics
– Predominant aggressor determination
– Investigative interview techniques
Crawford v. Washington implications
– Technology use by batterers

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Date:
Friday, December 12, 2014
9:00am – 1:00pm

Location:
Calcasieu Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy
3958 Mallard Cove Dr
Lake Charles, LA 70615

Registration Fee:  $40

Who Should Attend: Law Enforcement, Prosecution, Probation & Parole, Corrections, Batterer Intervention Program facilitators, Legal Advocates

About the Trainers:

Toby Aguillard is the Director of the Internet Crimes Against Children Division and Sex Offender Compliance Office at the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office. His duties include supervising and conducting proactive Internet predator and child pornography investigations, offering Internet safety presentations to the public, and supervising operations of the sex offender registration office. Prior to working at the sheriff’s office, Toby served over ten years as a criminal prosecutor as an assistant district attorney and later as an assistant attorney general.  Toby is a former Deputy Director of the Louisiana Department of Justice, High Technology Crime Unit and also served for five years as the state Commander of the Louisiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.   Toby prosecuted exclusively child predator cases and child pornography cases for seven years in both state and federal court. Toby is an Instructor for the United States Department of Justice, Internet Crimes Against Children Training Program.  He travels the United States regularly teaching criminal prosecutors and detectives on the proper techniques for capturing and prosecuting child predators.  Toby is also an Instructor for the Louisiana Department of Justice and he teaches the Cyberstalking portion of the state certified domestic violence training that is provided to law enforcement. Toby began his career in law enforcement at the age of 17, when he was sworn in as a deputy sheriff in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.  He has remained a law enforcement officer in some capacity his entire adult life. His extensive experience gives him a unique perspective on domestic violence cases from investigation through prosecution.

Beth Meeks, MS, is currently the Executive Director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the federally recognized statewide non-profit that acts as a resource center to victims’ advocates and allies on issues related to domestic violence.  Ms. Meeks has worked in the field of domestic violence for over 20 years, more than a decade of that with family violence and sexual assault offenders in prison and jail settings as well as community groups.  She has a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology, is a trained Hostage Negotiator and has been a certified law enforcement trainer.  She served on the committee that authored the current batterers’ intervention standards in Ohio and is a frequently sought after trainer for law enforcement, probation and other service providers.  Having interviewed and assessed more than 1,000 violent offenders in her career, she has valuable insight into batterer communication and techniques that enhance interviewing effectiveness.

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