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Marriott Columbus Northwest (New Venue!)

October 19th, 2023


The 2023 OPAA Juvenile Prosecutor training will have a new home this year, the Marriott Columbus Northwest which is located in the Tuttle Mall area. This year’s topics include juvenile case law and legislative updates; a look at the juvenile sexual assault registration scheme; prosecution of abuse, neglect, and dependency cases; a talk on bindover, specifications, and DYS commitments; and a nuts and bolts dive into juvenile competency. We hope you will join us!


Thursday, October 19th


9:00 – 10:00                 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


10:00 – 10:15               Break


10:15 - 11:15               Sex Offender Registration
The discussion will include a review of the current juvenile sexual offender registration scheme, conducting both discretionary and mandatory classification hearings and tier hearings, and court review of juvenile classifications and tier designations. Petitions for reclassification and/or declassification, victim, and community notification, as well as PRQJORs will also briefly be discussed. Relevant case law will also be highlighted.
Judge David A. Hejmanowski
Delaware County


11:15-11:45                 Prosecuting an Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency Cases
A general overview of A/N/D issues and solutions that may arise during your juvenile hearing. Topics covered will include discovery, evidence, witness statements, and the child’s best interest
Alison Skinner-Peters, Assistant Prosecutor
Franklin County


11:45 - 12:15               Bindovers, Specifications, and DYS Commitments

                                    This Discussion will include a review of bindover and reverse bindover                                     statutes, including recent case law and stipulations available.                                     Additional discussion will include DYS commitments, specifications,                                     and judicial release.
                                    Christopher Clark, Assistant Prosecutor
                                    Franklin County


12:15 – 1:15                 Lunch


1:15 - 3:15                   Juvenile Competency

                                    This workshop will focus on the nuts and bolts of juvenile competency evaluations. We will begin with a review of statutory requirements, and then discuss the scientific literature on youth in the juvenile justice system from a mental health point of view. We will “pull back the curtain” on exactly how forensic evaluators assess juvenile competency, and in doing so will highlight information that you should expect to see in reports. We will then turn to the emerging literature on juvenile competency attainment. Time permitting, we will present some case scenarios to demonstrate the complexities with which forensic evaluators commonly grapple when doing juvenile competency evaluations.
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


OPAA has requested approval for 5.0 hours of 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. Please return the training registration form to OPAA by Monday, October 9, 2023. In the event of cancellations after Monday, October 9th the assessment fee will be $70.00, to partially cover the cost of meals which will have been guaranteed by that date.


Guest rooms at the Marriott are $169.00 plus tax for single or double occupancy. All rooms are king beds. Reservations can be made by calling the Marriott at 1-800-228-9290. Be sure to tell them which hotel, the date of the event and OPAA Juvenile Training to get this rate. Our direct link for reservations is https://tinyurl.com/sm4s82r9

To avoid paying tax, accommodation 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. All reservations need to be guaranteed by each individual with a credit card or advanced payment. To avoid cancellation charges, reservations should be cancelled by 11:59 PM 2 days prior to arrival. Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Wednesday, September 27, 2023. Guest accommodations will be available at 4:00 p.m. on arrival day and reserved until 11:00 a.m. on departure day. Any attendee wishing special consideration for late checkout should inquire at the front desk on the day of departure. A change in the length or dates of your reservation may result in a rate change. Changes to your check-out date made less than 48 hours before arrival may result in an unscheduled early departure charge of one night's room rate, plus tax. The hotel offers complimentary self-parking and high-speed wi-fi.

NOTE:  If any registrant has special dietary needs, please contact Diana at diana@ohiopa.org, 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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