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Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio October 14, 2021

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We are back in-person for the OPAA Juvenile Prosecutor training! This year’s topics include an overview of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative past and present; a juvenile case law and legislative update; and an afternoon of a look into forensic assessment of malingering and deception in children. We hope you will join us!

Thursday, October 14th

9:00 - 10:00                Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00 – 11:00               Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative
Ohio’s JDAI strives to eliminate the use of secure detention without sacrificing public safety.  This program will discuss those counties already utilizing their core strategies along with providing an over-view of the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI), those core strategies and practices, and discuss the benefits of collaboratively serving youth in the least restrictive setting necessary to balance public safety and positive youth development along with  demonstrating how sites use data to objectively recognize areas of opportunity while developing informed solutions.
Corey Shrieve, JDAI Administrator
                                    Ohio Department of Youth Services

11:00 – 11:15               Break

11:15 - 12:15               Juvenile Case Law and Legislative Update
This session will review relevant case law in the areas of juvenile delinquency, juvenile traffic, abuse, neglect & dependency, and other relevant matters of juvenile law, as well as recently adopted and pending legislation that affects juvenile practitioners.  Cases covered will be from each of Ohio’s appellate districts as well as the Ohio Supreme Court.  Attendees will gain a better knowledge of recent developments in juvenile practice.
Judge David A. Hejmanowski
Delaware County

12:15 - 1:15                 Lunch

1:15 - 2:15                   Forensic Assessment of Malingering and Deception in Children and Adolescents
Clinicians providing psychological assessments to the juvenile court increasingly must confront issues of symptom validity or effort in evaluations of youth before the court. Yet, there is little research and even fewer measures concerning the assessment of malingering or deception in children and adolescents. Assessment of malingering or feigning, as is the case with forensic assessments in general, must be developmentally appropriate and requires specialized knowledge and training. This workshop will review current research, conceptual models, and assessment methodologies. Case illustrations will be presented including the use of the MMPI-A-RF as well as other relevant instruments.
Dr. Daniel L. Davis Ph.D. ABPP
Board Certified Forensic Psychologist and
Dr. Terrance J. Kukor, Ph.D., ABPP
Board Certified in Forensic Psychology
Senior Forensic Psychologist
Netcare Forensic Center

2:15 - 2:30                   Break

2:30 - 4:30                   Forensic Assessment of Malingering and Deception in Children and Adolescents continues…

We have received approval for 5 hours of general credit CLE from the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

The registration fee of $150.00 ($300.00 for all NON-OPAA members) covers all materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments at breaks. Guest rooms at the Sheraton are $129.00 single or double occupancy. Reservations can be made by calling the Sheraton at 800-325-3535. Be sure to tell them you are with Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association to get this rate. Follow this direct link for web registation. To avoid paying tax, accommodations must be paid for with either an office check or office credit card. Personal payment, even though it will be reimbursed by the office, is not tax exempt by state law. The cutoff date for our block of rooms is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 20. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 noon. To avoid being charged a penalty in the event that a room reservation must be cancelled, the Sheraton requires that the cancellation be made 48 hours prior to scheduled arrival. Early check-in or late check-out are on a case-by-case basis.

NOTE:  If any registrant has special dietary needs, please contact Delores at 614-221-1266, so that advance arrangements can be made with the venue.  OPAA will accommodate requests
as long as they can be supplied by the venue without additional cost.
Any additional cost must be borne by the registrant and they will be notified in advance.


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