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1999 OPAA Support Staff Training

Thursday, September 30

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Public Records
A basic discussion about the public records law and its application to your everyday job. What are public records and what are your responsibilities in regards to them?
Kate Walsh, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Erie County Prosecutor’s Office

11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Confidentiality and You
What does confidentiality mean? What does it apply to? Who does it apply to? When am I breaching my duty?
Kate Walsh, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Erie County Prosecutor’s Office

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. VINE Update
A brief status report of the VINE system. A review of the service it provides. How to get additional training and support materials.
Lucy Gettman, Crime Victim Services
Ohio Attorney General’s Office

12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Communication Skills
How to maintain effective communication in your office so that everyone can do his/her job properly. How to talk to those people who supervise you, and those you supervise. Dealing with the angry caller. Handling complaints from the public.
Mary Beth Schirtzinger, Ph.D.
Columbus Psychological Center

3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 - 4:15 p.m. COPS III Demonstration
A discussion of the new features in COPS III - new reports, ease in scheduling, making it work with your software, etc.
Members of the Support Staff of the Logan County Prosecutor’s Office

4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Refreshments (cash bar)

Friday, October 1

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Extraditions and Interstate Detainers
Basic information and things you need to know. How to handle all the paperwork.
Carey Gladden, Deputy Chief Counsel
State of Ohio Governor’s Office &
Jeff Matthews, Esq.
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. A Case History
An overview of how a case makes its way through the criminal justice system.
Edward W. Morgan
First Assistant Prosecutor, Criminal Division
Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Identity Theft and Telemarketing Fraud
The different types of schemes that are out there and how to avoid them personally. How to help victims who contact your office.
Paula Armentroudt, Consumer Protection Section
Ohio Attorney General’s Office

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (provided)

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Victim/Witness Issues Update
The most recent information and issues on the victim- witness front.
Rhonda Barner, Victim-Witness Advocate
Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Stress and Time Management
A discussion of the unique stresses of those in support roles. How to use your time more wisely and avoid negativity. Learn techniques to relax. A repeat of one of last year’s best sessions.
Fiona Travis, Ph.D.
Columbus Psychological Center


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