This workshop, presented by an experienced Child Protection Attorney and an experienced child abuse Prosecutor, will use actual case examples to illustrate how we can all improve our outcomes by working together from the beginning of a child abuse referral, by sharing information with each other, and by improving our abilities to meet the goals of both the criminal justice system and child welfare system. The presenters will touch on the Josh Powell case among many other examples of the importance of sharing information between the child welfare system and the criminal justice system. In addition, participants will be encouraged to enhance the function of Multi-Disciplinary Teams by working out ways to conduct truly “joint” investigations of child abuse cases.
This session will be given by Rob Parrish and Laura Thompson on Monday, November 12 of JOINING FORCES from 1:15 – 2:45 pm.
Rob Parrish began his legal career with the Utah Attorney General’s Office in 1980. Through many years of work as an appellate and trial attorney, he gravitated to the field of child abuse and child maltreatment, becoming a nationally recognized expert in prosecuting cases involving physical abuse and murder of children.
Laura Thompson is a Section Chief with the Office of the Utah Attorney General, representing the Division of Child and Family Services. She manages four Child Protection offices and provides legal training to DCFS workers in northern Utah, in addition to speaking to community partners in the area of child welfare such as physicians and ER staff, foster parents and law enforcement.
Robert Parrish is also presenting a workshop titled, “Prosecuting the Munchausen by Proxy (Medical Child Abuse) Case” with Karen Hansen on Monday, November 12 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm.
Don’t miss out on our 25th Annual Joining Forces Conference on Child Abuse and Family Violence. Join us at the Davis Conference Center November 12-14,2012. Register on our website. Early registration rates end today!