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2010 OPAA Support Staff Training

Hyatt on Capitol Square, Columbus
October 14th, 2010

Due to most counties having budget shortages, this Support Staff Training will be only one day. We hope this will allow more to join us for the exciting program we have lined up!


9:00 - 10:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00 - 11:00 Public Record Requests – What Your Prosecutor Already Hopes You Know!
Mark Weaver, a public records expert and experienced prosecutor, will provide an overview of public records law as it applies to the prosecutor's office.
Mark R. Weaver, Esq.
Communications Counsel, Inc.

11:00-11:30 Interstate Agreement on Detainers
This presentation will focus on the procedure for Interstate Detainers with sample forms; issues that can occur during the procedure; “real life” case examples; and time for questions.
Carol Rose
Administrative Assistant
Criminal Division
Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch (provided)

12:30 - 1:30 OHLEG – The Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway Search Engine
The Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway is a widely used and an unparalleled tool for Ohio prosecutors and their investigators. This session will cover how to get the most from it, which includes an overview of a new gang data source, the OHLEG-SE Photo Lineup Wizard and OHLEG Connects e-mail and messaging system.
Jack Browning
OHLEG Project Director
Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation

1:30 - 1:45 Break

1:45 - 2:45 Victim Services: Why they are a must
Prosecutor Walsh will discuss victims’ rights versus those of the accused and the responsibilities prosecutor offices have to crime victims. A victim advocate is an essential role for ensuring victims’ rights are honored, and for preventing secondary injury by the Criminal Justice System. Reactions of crime victims vary greatly and those working with them must learn to “Expect the Unexpected.” Prosecutor Walsh will share some important “do’s and don’ts” she has learned from her years of work with crime victims both in private practice handling Ohio Victims’ of Crime Compensation Claims, and as the Summit County Prosecutor.
Sherri L. Bevan Walsh, Prosecutor
Summit County

2:45 - 3:45 Extraditions 101 And Introduction To Clemencies
Your fugitive has fled to another state. You want him/her back in your county for prosecution. What’s the required paperwork? Who do you call? Extraditions 101 takes you through a easy to follow step-by-step process for obtaining the Governor’s Requisition to transport your fugitive safely back to your custody. Attendees will receive access to Word templates for many of the required documents, a valuable reference checklist, useful websites, and much more. Introduction to clemencies will provide a brief overview of the clemency process – from the initial step of an applicant submitting an application for review by the parole board, to what happens when that application reaches the Governor’s Office.
Barbara McCormack, Extradition Officer and
Zachary Swisher, Deputy Legal Counsel
Office of the Governor

The registration fee of $135.00 covers handout materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments. Please submit registrations (click here to open a printable copy) to OPAA by October 1st (earlier if possible). Because we must commit early to the expenses involved in producing the handout materials, cancellations through October 1st will be assessed a $40.00 fee, and the handout materials will be sent. Cancellations after October 1st (other than emergencies) will be assessed a total of $90.00. In addition to the handouts, this will help to defray the cost of food guarantees required at that time.

NOTE: If any registrant has special dietary needs, contact Delores at 614-221-1266 so that advance arrangements can be made.

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