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					                         September 9-10, 2009
           Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center & Hotel
                         10 North Broadway
                      Oklahoma City, OK 73102
                                       Sponsored by:
                            Oklahoma Office of Attorney General
              Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
                      Oklahoma Regional Community Policing Institute
                                 District Attorneys Council
            United States Attorneys Office, Eastern, Northern & Western Districts
                            Oklahoma Department of Corrections
                             Oklahoma State CASA Association
                 Oklahoma City Catholic Archdiocese, Office of Family Life
                              Native Alliance Against Violence
                    Oklahoma Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board
                           Oklahoma State Department of Health


This project is supported by Grant 2008WFAX-0014 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women,
                    United States Department of Justice to the State of Oklahoma.
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          Continuing Education Credits Applied for:

MCLE 14.25 hours including 1.5 hrs ethics

CJE 12 hours

CLEET 12 hours including 2 hours of mental health

LSW 12 hours

CDSVRP 12 hours

VWC 12 hours

LPC 12 hours

LMFT 12 hours

LBP 12 hours
               Wednesday, September 9, 2009
** Conference Committee reserves the right to change or substitute
workshops based on registration levels, presenter availability, etc…**

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.            Opening Remarks

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.           General Session Martin Andrews

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.          Refreshment Break


10:30 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Concurrent Sessions

Human Trafficking, Ken Lawson
Human trafficking is capturing the attention of Americans. Many have seen it portrayed
in entertainment media but are unaware of the severity of exploitation in the United
States. Participants will be invited to learn what constitutes human trafficking; how
prevalent the crime has become; what makes individuals vulnerable to exploitation and
how the crime is being carried out today.

Using an Expert Witness in a Sexual Assault Trial, Kristina Korobov, Senior
Attorney, National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women,
National District Attorneys Association

Overcoming the 79% Factor, Charlotte Bowen
Seventy-nine percent of women with disabilities found treatment services to be
inadequate or unavailable to them. This workshop is designed to teach participants to
overcome barriers and enhance services for individuals with disabilities in Oklahoma.

Out of Bounds? Ethics for Advocates, N. Ann Lowrance, MS,
CDSVRP, Department Head of Social Services, OSU-OKC
This workshop will immerse participants in experiential learning regarding ethics in
advocacy, including topics such as understanding informed consent, confidentiality and
survivor's rights. This workshop is designed especially for domestic/sexual violence
and stalking service providers.

Teen Dating Violence Intervention, Break The Cycle
This workshop will discuss the Teen Prevention and Intervention Program (TPIP), Break
the Cycle’s program for young offenders of dating violence. The presentation will also
address the need for this type of program and advice for starting a similar program.

Sexual Offenders Characteristics: Understanding the Spectrum of Violence
Against Women, Part 1, Craig Ackley, Forensic Psychologist, Behavioral Science
Education and Consultation Services, Inc.
Juvenile Sexual Assault Victimization Issues, Lisa Luna, Texas Association
Against Sexual Assault
This workshop will acquaint participants with the issues involved when working with
child and adolescent sexual assault victims.

Expect Respect, Part 1, Barbara Ball, PhD, LPC, ATR-BC, Start Strong Austin
Project Director, Expect Respect Program, SafePlace, Austin, Texas

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.            Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.             Concurrent Sessions
Non-Stranger Sexual Assault, Lyndel Williams, Training Director, Texas
Association Against Sexual Assault
 This training is designed to prepare police officers for the difficulties in investigating
sexual assault cases where the investigation revolves around the credibility of the
parties involved. (what investigation doesn’t????)         Participants will discuss the
prevalence of acquaintance rape, the community response to this crime and the
challenges involved with the investigation of this crime. Participants will also examine
rape myths, intoxication as a defense, and         false reporting of sexual assault, and
appropriate documentation of these crimes

Educating Jury during Voir Dire, Kristina Korobov, Senior Attorney, National
Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women, National District
Attorneys Association

Improving Access for Hispanic Victims, Cindy Garcia, Program Supervisor,
Latino Community Development Agency
This presentation is designed to provide victim service providers with an understanding
of the Hispanic culture in Oklahoma, including how to improve access for Hispanic
victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Activism: Engaging Youth & Changing Policies, Break the Cycle
This presentation is an interactive workshop examining Break the Cycle’s model policy
for school response to dating and sexual violence as well as how to engage youth in
creating and implementing school polices to end dating and sexual violence.

20+ Years of Batterer Intervention: Lessons Learned, Jim Henderson, MSW, &
David Garvin, MSW, Senior Director, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw
County
 In the movement to end violence against women, there is a growing debate regarding
the efficacy of batterer intervention programs. What is their role? How do you measure
success? What models are available for referrals? Whose interest do they serve? Is
there a role for women? Why not anger management? Drawing from twenty years of
experience working with men who batter, the faculty members will lead a didactic
presentation and discussion to address these issues and audience questions and
comments.
Sexual Offenders Characteristics: Understanding the Spectrum of Violence
Against Women, Part 2, Craig Ackley, Forensic Psychologist, Behavioral Science
Education and Consultation Services, Inc.

Identifying Juvenile Sexual Assault Offenders, Lisa Luna
This workshop will acquaint participants with the identification of child and adolescent
sexual offenders.

Expect Respect, Part 2, Barbara Ball, PhD, LPC, ATR-BC, Start Strong Austin
Project ; Expect Respect Program, SafePlace, Austin, Texas

What Do I Do? I Have a Client with Disabilities, Rachelle Harjo MA, LPC/LPCC,
NCC, LADC
What do I do? I have a client with disabilities. Come explore with us the challenges,
joys, frustrations, and pleasure of working with clients who have disabilities related to
the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. Look at the cycle, the meanings, the
stories, the statistics, the history, the myths, the options of approach that might assist
you in understanding and assisting them through their process of healing and recovery.


3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.               Refreshment Break

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.               Concurrent Sessions
Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault, Lyndel Williams, Training Director, Texas
Association Against Sexual Assault
In order for police officer’s to effectively investigate a drug facilitated sexual assault the
officer must be aware of the effects of the drug on the victim. This presentation will
discuss which drugs are used, the adverse effects, effective testing procedures and the
necessary investigative tools for investigation .

The Link Between DV & Animal Abuse, Melissa Blanton, Domestic Violence
Resource Prosecutor, Oklahoma District Attorneys Council
This interactive workshop allows prosecutors to explore the link between animal abuse
and domestic violence and discuss ways of working with animal protection agencies in a
coordinated community response to protect victims and their pets.

Using an Expert Witness in a Sexual Assault Trial, Kristina Korobov, Senior
Attorney, National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women,
National District Attorneys Association


Teen Victims of Dating Violence & Their Rights, Break the Cycle
This presentation will consider legal issues from the minor’s perspective, including the
obstacles teens face when leaving an abusive relationship.        Participants will also
discuss local laws, how to successfully work with teens, and resources available to
combat teen dating violence.
20+ Years of Batterer Intervention: Lessons Learned, Part 2, Jim Henderson,
MSW, & David Garvin, MSW, Senior Director, Catholic Social Services of
Washtenaw County

Sexual Offenders Characteristics: Understanding the Spectrum of Violence
Against Women, Part 3, Craig Ackley, Forensic Psychologist, Behavioral Science
Education and Consultation Services, Inc.

Myths, Distortions and Popular Misconceptions Regarding Sex Offenders, Randy
Lopp
This presentation is designed for mental health professionals seeking a better
understanding of the dynamics related to the assessment and treatment of sexual
offenders. The presentation will highlight issues related to sex offenses and the
assessment/treatment of sexual offenders and criminal statistical information related to
sexual offenders. The presentation is designed to debunk the belief that there is a sex
offender “profile” and will differentiate between pedophilic and non-pedophilic child
molesters. Recidivism risk and treatment efficacy will also be discussed.

Rapist Typologies and Their Effect on Victims: Shawna Cleary, PhD, & N. Ann
Lowrance, MS, CDSVRP, Department Head of Social Services, OSU-OKC
This workshop will discuss current rapist typologies and their effects on victims.

Expect Respect, Part 3, Barbara Ball, PhD, LPC, ATR-BC, Start Strong Austin
Project Director, Expect Respect Program, SafePlace, Austin, Texas



                Thursday, September 10, 2009
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.            Opening Remarks

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.           General Session
                                 “What’s In A Name”
                                 Jessica Mindlin, National Director of Training and
                                 Technical Assistance, Victim Rights Law Center

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.          Refreshment Break

10:30 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Concurrent Sessions
Police Response to Child Prostitution, Byron Fassett, Child Exploitation Unit,
Dallas Police Dept, Dallas, Texas
Law enforcement has traditionally treated children involved in prostitution merely as
offenders. This course will present a new response model designed to move them from
the realm of offender to that of victim and to hold accountable those who exploit them.
Legal Update, Susan Damron Krug, Victim Services Unit, Chief, Oklahoma Office
of Attorney General

Working with Deaf & Hard of Hearing Victims of Sexual Violence in Oklahoma,
Kristina Hakey & Glenna Cooper
This workshop will address communication barriers experienced by deaf and hard of
hearing victims and empower providers to use available resources to competently meet
the needs of non-speaking victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Privacy, Privilege & Confidentiality for Sexual Assault Survivors, Jessica Mindlin,
National Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Victim Rights Law Center
 & Lindy Aldrich
Privacy is one of the most significant issues for victims of sexual assault. This
interactive workshop will provide an overview of privacy issues for sexual assault
victims, present examples regarding record keeping and release forms, and offer tips for
how service providers can be proactive to help protect the information that a victim
seeks to keep most private.

Batterers Perception vs. Choice, Deb Cook RN MS PMHCNS-BC CCBT, Batterer
Intervention Specialist, Accountable Choices
This interactive session explores perception and choice dynamics within relationships,
especially as relates to male batterers, obfuscation, core beliefs and male privilege.

What You Don’t Know Could Hurt Me, Jason O’Neal & Renee’ Brewer
 This interactive workshop will demonstrate to participants best practice development for
holistic victims advocacy and law enforcement response by highlighting the unique
barriers facing American Indian victims in the state criminal justice process Attendees
will discuss effective techniques for working across systems for maximum response to
victims needs including cross deputation agreements and lay advocate representation
in tribal and state court systems.

Assessing Risk in Returning Veterans, Lynn Van Male, PhD


Facilitating a Sense of Safety through Self Regulation Part 1, Lynda Jacobs
 Healthy self-regulation is one of the most important tasks we can learn. Understanding
self-regulation and gaining skills to modulate arousal in ourselves and the people we
serve, will help to disrupt the cycle of violence and initiate healing from the
overwhelming effects of trauma. Through lecture and interaction, participants will learn
to understand and identify dysregulation. Part 2 will focus on skills.

Incest: Best (or Worst?) Kept Secret, N. Ann Lowrance, MS, CDSVRP, Department
Head of Social Services, OSU-OKC
This workshop is designed to explore the hidden world of incest, including the dynamics
of incest, offender information and the impact on survivors in the healing process.
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.             Lunch Break



1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.              Concurrent Sessions
VINE Protective Order, Jennifer Taylor, Program Manager, Victim Services Unit,
Office of Attorney General

CCR: Benefits of Evidence Based Prosecution, Panel moderated by Sandra
Thompson, Coordinated Community Response Specialist, District Attorneys
Council
Participants will gain knowledge regarding the benefits of a Coordinated Community
Response and the basics of starting a team. Participants will also be introduced to
system changing outcomes developed by two Coordinated Community Response
teams, Cleveland County and Rogers County.

Civil Legal Remedies for Sexual Violence Victims, Jessica Mindlin, National
Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Victim Rights Law Center
 & Lindy Aldrich, Victim Rights Law Center
Civil legal advocacy is a critical complement to the remedies and rights available to
sexual assault victims through the criminal justice process. The presentation will help
advocates and other providers to better identify, understand and pursue civil legal
remedies to promote victim healing and recovery. The workshop will provide an
overview of victims’ needs in employment, housing, privacy, education, immigration,
safety and other areas of the law.

Virtual Worlds - Real Dangers, Joseph Rampolla, Lieutenant, Park Ridge Police
Department, Illinois
 Virtual Worlds are emerging as one of the newest and cutting edge technologies our
society has ever seen. Second Life, the crown jewel of virtual worlds, is just one
example of how this new world mimics life as we know it. Second Life is not a video
game but a virtual world that parallels our real lives (1st Life). Facebook and YouTube
rule young kids lives but Second Life is possibly the newest biggest threat that teens will
be facing. This presentation will use Second Life as an example as to the power and
danger that virtual worlds bring to our society. You will experience areas of virtual
worlds that will "shock the conscious." This virtual world will sicken law enforcement,
counselors, child advocates and parents as we slide down this virtual slippery slope.
Since most virtual worlds are based on an open-source concept, users can create their
own buildings and devices which is only limited to ones imagination. Even the makers of
virtual worlds cannot predict where or how this world will change in the future. Law
enforcement and child advocates should be concerned and alarmed on how this virtual
life will affect teens / children and the predators who prey upon them.

Indian Children – The Forgotten Victims of Domestic Violence, David Hall,
Assistant District Attorney, Seminole County & Renee’ Brewer, Director, Native
Alliance Against Violence
This interactive workshop will engage participants in discussing the issues surrounding
domestic violence cases where the Indian Child Welfare act is used by batterers to
exhibit power and control. This workshop will provide real live case scenario to
demonstrate the tactics used by perpetrators in these cases.

FBI Highway Serial Killer Initiative

Facilitating a Sense of Safety through Self Regulation Part 2, Lynda Jacobs
Part 2 will be interactive and experiential. Participants will gain skills to help clients
discover safe and effective ways to self-regulate.

Batterers’ use of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence, Deb Cook
Although pervasive and very harmful, sexual abuse/violence often appears “invisible” in
the battering relationship. Perceptions on what is, or is not, sexual abuse/violence
influences choices within, and outside of, battering relationships.



3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.             Refreshment Break


3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.             Concurrent Sessions

Domestic Violence: From the Crime Scene to the Courtroom” Tyson Stanek,
Criminal Defense Attorney and Brady R. Henderson, Assistant District Attorney,
District 21 - Cleveland County
This presentation is designed for law enforcement and first responders on how
investigation translates into the courtroom. This workshop will give officers and others
a look at how small choices in investigation and response can make all the difference at
trial. We will discuss and highlight real reports and evidence, focusing on how decisions
made at the scene or in report writing affect what happens in the courtroom. From the
prospective of both prosecutor and defense attorney, we will feature the things we look
for in reports and evidence that can either strengthen a case or tear it apart. This
workshop, will demystify the interaction between prosecutors and defense attorneys so
that participants can build better cases and have an improved understanding of how
their role affects the outcome of the case

Legal Update (Repeat), Susan Damron Krug, Chief, Victim Services Unit, Office of
Attorney General

Virtual World of Second Life (Repeat), Joseph Rampolla, Lieutenant, Park Ridge
Police Department, Illinois

Interviewing Those Victimized by Violence, James Henderson, Technical
Assistance Provider, Battered Women’s Justice Project
Participants will discover the basics of domestic violence from the victims’ perspective,
identify ways to enhance victim satisfaction with the criminal justice system and learn
strategies for contacting those victimized by violence. Participants will learn how our
communication may be blaming and re-victimizing. You will be able to identify clarifiers
to reduce shame, explore ways to enhance communication and decide what information
should be shared in a safety enhancing manner. Confidentiality will be examined from a
courts perspective with victim safety at the forefront of all decisions.

Good Guys Don’t Let Bad Guys Have Guns, Rob Wallace, Assistant US Attorney,
Eastern District, United States Attorneys Office
An overview of federal firearms prohibitions and their applicability in Oklahoma.

Safety in a Tech World, Beth Stanford, Director of Education, Oklahoma Coalition
Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
This workshop will highlight the use of technology devices and how they can be used for
either enhancing victims’ safety or utilized as a threatening device by a perpetrator.


                                Biographies
Craig Ackley is a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) currently assigned to the
Behavioral Analysis Unit of the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime
(NCAVC), FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia. SSA Ackley provides behavioral assistance
to local, state, and federal law enforcement primarily in the areas of adult homicide,
sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and risk assessment for dangerousness. SSA
Ackley has been a law enforcement officer for 26 years, the last 20 of which have been
with the FBI, and has been involved in the investigation and/or analysis of violent crime
his entire career. He has an M.S. in Psychology and is currently in the process of
completing a PhD in Psychology.

Lindy Aldrich is a staff attorney at the Victim Rights Law Center in Boston, MA. Lindy
Aldrich represents victims of sexual assault across the Commonwealth in a wide range
of legal areas, including her specialty of federal and state government benefits. She
coordinates the VRLC’s pro bono panel, the Rape Survivors Law Project, providing
trainings and case facilitation for attorneys and paraprofessionals throughout
Massachusetts, as well as provides legal technical assistance on non-intimate partner
sexual assault cases to OVW grantees. Lindy graduated from Suffolk University Law
School in May 2006. Prior to attending Suffolk, Lindy had a 10 year career in advertising
and marketing.

Martin Andrews was a victim of a sexual predator in 1973 and started a one-man
campaign to pass, fund, and implement the Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent
Predators legislation in Virginia after learning that his assailant would be released in
2003. He brings a message of survival and hope to thousands of victims of sexual
abuse through his personal and television appearances, including The Today Show and
Fox News Channel, as well as through his published works, including articles in the
New York Times and the Washington Post. Andrews provides training for advocates
and mental health and criminal justice professionals, and acts as an advisor to various
advocacy organizations.
Barbara Ball, Ph.D., has over 15 years of clinical experience working with children and
teens from violent homes and has integrated creative components into the Expect
Respect Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program. She has had primary responsibility
for developing the Expect Respect Program Manual which includes support groups for
at-risk youths, teen leadership groups and school-wide prevention strategies. Barbara
coordinates the evaluation of the Expect Respect Program in conjunction with the
Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. She is the director of Start Strong Austin, a
collaboration of school and community organizations that works to build healthy teen
relationships. Start Strong Austin, is one of 11 sites funded by the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation’s national Start Strong Initiative.

Melissa Blanton is the Domestic Violence Resource Prosecutor for the Oklahoma
District Attorneys Council which provides consultation, technical assistance and training
for prosecutors and allied professionals on domestic violence. Melissa previously
served as an Assistant District Attorney for approximately 6 years where she
prosecuted cases in Garfield and Grant Counties.

Charlotte Bowen is currently a General Employment Trainer for the National Center for
Disability Education and Training at the University of Oklahoma. She served as the
program manager for Oklahoma’s Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) from
December 1, 2002 to February 28, 2007 and prior to that she was the executive director
of the Brain Injury Association of Oklahoma (BIA-OK) from April 20, 1994 through
November 22, 2002. She is the stepmother of a person with a brain injury and has her
MA in Christian Counseling. She serves on various task forces and advisory councils
including Oklahoma’s Olmstead State Planning Committee, Oklahoma AgrAbility Project
Advisory Council and Peer Support Subcommittee, Oklahoma Health Care Authority
Opportunities for Living Life Advisory Board, Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic
Violence and Sexual Assault’s “Safe Access” committee, and numerous ad hoc short
term planning committees working on issues effecting people with disabilities. She has
attended and presented at numerous workshops and seminars concerning traumatic
brain injury, independent living philosophy and other issues concerning individuals with
disability.

Renee Brewer is an enrolled citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and serves as the
Executive Director of the Native Alliance Against Violence. She is also a Reserve
Officer for the Seminole Nation Lighthorse Police. She has over 9 years of experience
dealing with Indian victims of crime. She has extensive knowledge and experience
assisting Native victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, in tribal, state,
and Federal court settings. As an advocate, law enforcement officer and a domestic
violence survivor herself, Renee has a unique perspective on systems response issues
in addressing victim’s needs. Renee hopes to use her experience and perspective to
raise awareness of the unique issues facing Indian victims. Renee holds a B.S. in
Criminal Justice from St. Gregory’s University, and is currently finishing her M.S. at East
Central .

Shawna Cleary is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Criminal
Justice, and Substance Abuse Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma. She
earned her doctorate in Sociology at the University of Oklahoma, where she was the
2002 winner of the OU Provost’s Ph.D. Dissertation Award. Dr. Cleary has been a
volunteer lecturer on rapist typologies for the YWCA of Oklahoma City since 1996. In
addition, she is a member of the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Domestic Violence and
Sexual Assault Advisory Council and the Oklahoma Coalition for Sex Offender
Management (OKCSOM). Dr. Cleary's research on profiling serial murderers and her
studies on sex offenders have been presented at national meetings of the American
Sociological Association, the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal
Justice Sciences, and the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction. Dr. Cleary is
the author of Sex Offenders and Self-Control: Explaining Sexual Violence, available
from LFB Scholarly Publishing.

Deb Cook is a batterer intervention specialist and group facilitator with male
perpetrators within batterer intervention programs. She has collaborated on batterer
workbooks, created and performed lethality assessments, authored continuing
education classes and trained health professionals, prosecuting attorneys, and victim
advocates.

Glenna K. Cooper is the division director and is responsible for the management and
operations of the CSD of Oklahoma unit in addition to the CEPIN National training
program as national logistic coordinator. Glenna has over 18 years of experience in
program management, supervision, grant writing, and marketing. She had implemented
the Oklahoma Domestic Violence Awareness Program for the Deaf and hard of hearing
communities and providers to improve communication accessible services. She is
currently working with Department of Health and Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement
Endowment Trust to develop and implement a new Oklahoma Tobacco Awareness
program for the deaf and hard of hearing.. She is currently involved with CEPIN
National project to provide trainings for emergency responders and consumers with
hearing loss, which is funded by US Dept of Homeland Security. In addition, she serves
on the subject matter expert team to review the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security’s FEMA/Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Special Needs Planning
Guidebook for Emergency Managers. She previously managed telecommunication relay
call center with 250+ employees for Ameritech/Southwestern Bell/CSD’s USA Relay in
Ohio for several years. She held BA-LS Leadership Administration from O. U. and is
working toward her Masters in Public Administration.

Susan Damron Krug joined the District Attorneys Council (DAC) staff shortly after the
Victims Bill of Rights was passed by the Oklahoma Legislature and worked for the
Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Board until 1985 at which time she was
promoted to grants administrator, developing and overseeing the Drug Control and
System Improvement Program and supervising the Crime Victim Assistance Program.
After graduating from the evening program at Oklahoma City University School of Law
while continuing her duties at DAC and serving as a legal intern for the Oklahoma
County District Attorney, she continued to work as staff attorney for DAC until 1997
when she became the advocate general for the Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA),
providing oversight, recommendations, and independent action to protect juveniles’
safety and legal rights while in OJA placements. Susan began working as Assistant
Attorney General in the Environmental Protection Unit in 2001. On July 1, 2005, the
Victims Services Unit was created within the Office of Attorney General, and Susan was
promoted to chief of that unit. Among other things, the unit is the oversight agency for
domestic violence and sexual assault programs and funding liaison for Court Appointed
Special Advocates programs. The unit also provides victim witness services for families
involved in criminal appeals cases. Susan participated on the Child Death Review
Board from 1997 - 2001, and has served as President of the Oklahoma Child Support
Enforcement Association in 1999 as well as on numerous other state boards and
councils. She currently serves on the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, the
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Board, the Oklahoma Sexual Violence
Prevention Planning Committee, and the Oklahoma Task Force on Child Abuse and
Neglect.


Sergeant Byron Fassett is a 28-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department where
he heads the Child Exploitation Unit. He speaks widely on topics related to child
exploitation for such entities as the U. S. Department of Justice, National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children, and the Internet Crimes Against Children Training and
Technical Assistance Program.

 Susannah Faxon-Mills works on multiple levels to educate young people about
domestic and dating violence as Youth Education Coordinator at Break the Cycle.
Susannah graduated with honors from the University of California-Santa Cruz in 2006
with a BA in Community Studies. Her commitment to young people and their right to
stay informed and healthy has guided her academic and professional choices. She
organized youth in Chicago, co-created and taught a class on Youth and Sexual Politics
at UCSC, and served as a Resident Advisor and instructional assistant in college.

Colleen Gallopin provides training and technical assistance on issues related to dating
violence and is active in national and local domestic violence policy initiatives, focusing
on school policy and safety. She received her law degree from the University of
Pennsylvania Law School.

Cindy Garcia has a BA in Spanish and has lived for 20+ years in Mexico where she
served in ministry and in public education. She works at the Latino Community
Development Agency as a Program Supervisor and in December graduates from the
Graduate Programs in Counseling at SNU.

David J. H. Garvin MSW, LMSW is the Senior Director at Catholic Social Services of
Washtenaw County (www.csswashtenaw.org/ada). David is responsible for the
management of the Alternatives to Domestic Aggression Program (ADA). David is also
the Director of the Behavioral Health Services program, Substance Abuse Treatment
Services, The Supervised Parenting & Exchange Program and the Adoption and
Pregnancy Programs of Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County. David is also
the Chair and Co-Founder of the Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan
(www.BISCMI.org).

Kristina Hakey served as Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (DV/SA) Outreach
Specialist for CSD of Oklahoma. She had developed and provided community-wide
training on deafness and accessible tools to service providers, and assisted in ensuring
that Deaf and Hard of Hearing domestic violence and sexual assault victims had access
to all needed services. She also developed and provided community domestic violence
and sexual assault awareness education program to the deaf and hard of hearing
communities. Kristina provided Deaf culture and American Sign Language training to
the service providers. She has taught American Sign Language at Tulsa Technology for
ten years, served as the Director of Miss Deaf Oklahoma Pageant for past six years,
and presently serves on the Oklahoma Association of the Deaf Board. She held A.A.
Degree in Liberal Arts at Tulsa Community College and is working toward her BA in
Human Relations at University of Oklahoma.

David Hall is an Assistant District Attorney in Seminole County, Oklahoma. In his role
as prosecutor, David has had the opportunity to assist law enforcement agencies in his
community with training regarding the prosecution of all crimes, including domestic
violence. David is also a full-time professor at East Central University in Ada,
Oklahoma teaching in area of Criminal Justice.

Rachelle Harjo, MA, LPC/LPCC, NCC, LADC under supervision is a mental health care
professional in the states of New Mexico and Oklahoma. Rachelle has provided and ran
multiple services and agencies related to behavioral health through the years including
in the areas of sexual assault and domestic violence as well as in other areas of trauma,
substance abuse, self injury, childhood disorders, addictions including gambling, with
psychoeducational and multimodal treatment approaches. Rachelle travels providing
presentations on many topics across the country with a favorite related to adolescents
who self harm. Rachelle resides in Edmond, OK with her husband and three children.
She is Clinical Director of First Americans’ Consulting Group and a contract provider
with Family and Children’s Consulting.

Brady R. Henderson has been with the Cleveland County District Attorney’s office for
four and a half years. Starting as a volunteer intern, he has since prosecuted general
misdemeanor and felony cases and worked in Child Support Enforcement before
beginning his present assignment in charge of the Domestic Violence Unit, which
prosecutes domestic abuse and assault cases, protective order violations, and stalking.
In addition to prosecuting cases, his duties include counseling victims and training law
enforcement. Brady is a member of the Cleveland County Domestic Violence Task
Force and Coordinated Community Response Team.

James Henderson works for the Battered Women’s Justice Project as a Technical
Assistance provider and trains on issues related to domestic violence. Jim was the
probation officer responsible for overseeing the policies and practices of Intensive
Probation for Domestic Violence offenders in Ann Arbor MI. He was assigned to the
Washtenaw County Domestic Violence Unit as part of the Judicial Oversight
Demonstration Initiative from 1999 to 2005 and works from a system perspective to
enhance victim’s safety and defendant accountability. He has worked as a provider of
batterer intervention within the Detroit metropolitan area since 1995.

Lynda Jacobs, MHR, LPC, with years of experience in body-focused therapies, brings
an understanding of trauma that includes current research on the effectiveness of
mindfulness and the inclusion of the body in working with traumatized clients and
vicarious traumatization. Lynda has led retreats and presented on Vicarious
Traumatization and Understanding Trauma at conferences, and in university and
organizational settings.

Tabitha Joyner educates youth and service providers about teen dating violence,
conducts community outreach and provides public education in the Washington, DC
area. Tabitha is a bilingual advocate of youth services and social justice and a certified
ESL teacher.

Kristina Korobov, J.D. is a Senior Attorney for the National Center for the Prosecution
of Violence Against Women, a division of the National District Attorney’s Association.
Prior to joining NCPVAW, Kristina served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney
with the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney in Leesburg, Virginia, a suburb of
Washington, DC. She handled all Domestic Violence and Physical Child Abuse Cases
and was responsible for Law Enforcement Training. Kristina was a member of the
Loudoun Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) and she chaired the Child
Protection Team Subcommittee of the DART.             Kristina came to Virginia from
Indianapolis, where she was the Coordinator of the Indianapolis Violence Reduction
Partnership, an initiative funded by the United States Department of Justice. Prior to
that, Korobov served as Chief Counsel for Strand Analytical Laboratories, a private DNA
Lab in Indianapolis. From 1996 until 2005, Kristina worked in the Marion County
(Indianapolis) Prosecutor’s Office. She served as Chief of the Sex Crimes and Child
Abuse Unit, Chief of the Domestic Violence Unit and as a Major Felony Prosecutor. In
addition to handling cases, Kristina was responsible for attorney supervision and
training, policy development, community outreach and training for law enforcement
officers. Among other cases during her tenure, Korobov prosecuted Marion County’s
first Repeat Sex Offender, a police officer who was manufacturing child pornography,
and serial rapist Charles Hill. In 2002, Kristina was named Prosecutor of the Year by
the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault and received an Outstanding Lecturer
Award from Communities Against Rape / Center of Hope for Youth. Defense attorneys
refer to Ms. Korobov as the “Queen of Pain” and the “Princess of Darkness.” She is a
runner who has completed two marathons and has vowed never to do another. In her
spare time, she enjoys half-marathons and eating fattening foods that she will later have
to work off by running half-marathons.

Ken Lawson has 21 years of law enforcement experience. He has led over 1200
sexual assault and kidnapping investigations.          Ken trains children’s services
caseworkers to address human trafficking through the Ohio Child Welfare Training
Program. He consulted on a RAND Corporation study of human trafficking in Ohio.
Ken consulted for the Violence Against Women Project at the International Association
of Chiefs of Police. He vetted research and educational materials for Shared Hope
International. The Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services contracted him to offer
regional human trafficking training. Ken has briefed foreign civilian and military officials
on human trafficking at the request of U.S. governmental agencies.

Randy Lopp, MHR, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Tulsa,
Oklahoma. He is also a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor as well as a Certified
Criminal Justice Specialist. He is a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment
of Sexual Abusers and a member of the National Association of Forensic Counselors.
He is the Chairperson of the Oklahoma Coalition for Sex Offender Management. He is
the past Executive Director of a mental health agency specializing in the treatment of
addictive disorders. He has also served on the administrative staff of the Rader
Treatment Program. He has developed sexual deviancy programs as well as substance
abuse treatment programs for adult and juvenile delinquency populations. He has
provided expert testimony in both state and federal jurisdictions. He is particularly
interested in forensic assessments.

N. Ann Lowrance, MS, CDSVRP, has worked with victims of violent crime for almost
30 years. She is currently Department Head of Social Services and Assistant Professor
of Crime Victim Survivor Services at Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City. She
has directed domestic violence and sexual assault programs in Oklahoma and Texas.
In her 16-year service with the State of Oklahoma, she was responsible for domestic
violence and sexual assault programs throughout the state, and the mental health
response to the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Ann holds a
Masters degree in Family Relations and Child Development from Oklahoma State
University, and has post graduate studies in Psychology of Women. She has spoken
extensively at state and national events on the subjects of domestic violence and sexual
assault, has served as an expert witness and has published on both subjects. She has
also presented on victims of crimes and response to disasters. Ms. Lowrance was cited
by the United States Department of Justice for "Outstanding Dedication and Service to
Crime Victims". The Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual
Assault named an award in her honor.

Lisa Luna is a Training Specialist for the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault.
Additionally, Lisa is a licensed Social Worker, a Certified Criminal Justice Specialist with
the National Association of Forensic Counselors and a Licensed TCLEOSE Instructor.
She is a member of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Safe Prison Advisory
Council and provides training at the Parole Officer In-service Academy on Supervising
Sexual Predators

Jessica Mindlin is the National Director of Training & Technical Assistance for the
Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC), a non-profit dedicated to transforming the nation’s
legal response to sexual assault. She is a former: rape victim advocate, public defender
trial assistant, counselor for battered women and runaway youth, and waitress.

Jason O’Neal assisted the Chickasaw Nation in the re-establishment of the Lighthorse
Police Department and was hired as the Chief of Police in 2004. The Chickasaw
Nation’s jurisdictional territory includes more than 7,648 square miles in south-central
Oklahoma and encompasses all or parts of 13 Oklahoma counties.              Jason is a
member of the Oklahoma District Attorney’s Council - Violence Against Women Grant
Board, the National Native American Law Enforcement Association, the International
Association of Chiefs of Police, the Oklahoma Sheriff’s and Peace Officer’s Association
and is an appointed member of the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police Executive
Board. Jason is a gubernatorial appointee to the Oklahoma’s Council on Law
Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) Board. Jason began his law enforcement
career as a Military Police Officer in the United States Marine Corps during which he
handled both narcotic and explosive detector dogs. During this time he was assigned to
operations with the U.S. Secret Service on executive protection throughout California
and Nevada. Jason then worked as a Supervisory Police Officer in the United States
Department of the Interior – Bureau of Indian Affairs for six years. During this
assignment he was responsible for enforcement of Federal, State and Tribal laws
throughout a number of reservations in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona and
Oklahoma. Jason holds certifications as a federal law enforcement officer and a state
law enforcement officer. Jason is a certified canine handler in patrol, narcotics and
explosives. Jason has a total of 15 years law enforcement service and has been the
recipient of multiple federal, local and tribal awards including the 2008 NNALEA Police
Chief of the Year award.

Joseph Rampolla has been a law enforcement officer for fourteen years. In 1994 he
received a Masters of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College in New
York City. Joseph holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law & Society from Ramapo
College of New Jersey.      He became a police officer in 1995 and currently holds the
rank of Lieutenant for the Park Ridge Police Department. He has supervised numerous
criminal investigations within the department and oversees the Detective Bureau. In
2003 he was assigned to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Computer Crimes Task
Force. He has successfully completed training offered by county, state and federal
agencies as well as leading technology companies with a focus in the areas of
computer forensics, Internet child exploitation, human trafficking, sex related crimes and
Peer-to-Peer file sharing investigations. He is a member of the HTCIA, HTCC, and
IACIS where he has earned the classification of Certified Forensic Computer Examiner
(CFCE). He is a national speaker on the topic of cyber crimes, virtual worlds, and
cyber bullying. Joseph is affiliated with the Shadowserver Foundation, a non-profit
organization that gather, track, and report on malware, botnet activity, and electronic
fraud. He has taught International law enforcement at Microsoft in Redmond and taught
cybercrime topics to all levels of law enforcement for the National Internet Crimes
Against Children Task Force.

Tyson Stanek was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and graduated from
Casady High School. He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from
Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas in 1996. After a career in software
development, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma,
College of Law in 2006. Mr. Stanek worked as a Licensed Legal Intern for the
Cleveland County District Attorney's office during his final year of law school. After
successfully passing the Oklahoma Bar Exam, he was sworn in as an attorney in 2006
and has practiced criminal defense ever since. He is a member of the Cleveland
County Domestic Violence Task Force.

Tyson Stanek was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and graduated from
Casady High School. He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from
Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas in 1996. After a career in software
development, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma,
College of Law in 2006. Mr. Stanek worked as a Licensed Legal Intern for the
Cleveland County District Attorney's office during his final year of law school. After
successfully passing the Oklahoma Bar Exam, he was sworn in as an attorney in 2006
and has practiced criminal defense ever since.      He is a member of the Cleveland
County Domestic Violence Task Force.

Beth Stanford is the Director of Education for the Oklahoma Coalition Against
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. She is a certified law enforcement trainer
through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and a Certified Domestic &
Sexual Violence Response Professional through the Oklahoma Coalition Against
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault.

Jennifer Taylor, BS, OK VINE Program Coordinator, Oklahoma Attorney General's
Office is a native of Oklahoma. She received her Associate Degree from Oklahoma
State University – OKC in Crime Victim Survivor Services and completed her Bachelor
Degree from Southern Nazarene University in Family Studies and Gerontology. Her
professional experience includes working at the Oklahoma City Police Department as
the Homicide Advocate, Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office as the Domestic
Violence Coordinator, and Oklahoma Criminal Justice Resource Center as a research
assistant for the Oklahoma Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board. Currently,
Jennifer is working at Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office implementing OK VINE:
Oklahoma’s Criminal Tracking and Victim Notification Service. Jennifer’s interest in
crime victim services stems from her personal experiences as a victim and her passion
to improve the criminal justice system to better serve victims.

Sandra Thompson is the Coordinated Community Response Specialist with the District
Attorneys Council. Sandra has worked in the violence against women field for almost
two decades. Past experience to include, five years as Executive Director of a
transitional living program in Canada, ten years as Shelter Manager for Help-In- Crisis
in Tahlequah, and two years in Oklahoma City with the YWCA as Shelter Operations
Manager and then Director of Volunteer Outreach. While in Canada, Sandra chaired the
Coordinated Community Response development committee that implemented a CCR
Team in Simcoe, Ontario.

Lynn Van Male, PhD, Staff Psychologist, PTSD, Clinical Team Member, Disruptive
Behavior Board and Threat Assessment Team, Portland VA Medical Center, Assistant
Professor of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon is a
National Master Trainer for VA Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior
Program. She’s an invited member of several VA Technical Advisory Groups
addressing violence risk and threat assessment in health care settings. Her clinical work
with veterans focuses on assessing and treating PTSD symptoms due to military
combat and sexual trauma.


Lyndel Williams has completed the National College of District Attorney’s prosecution
of Sexual Assault course. He is a member of the International Law Enforcement
Educators and Trainers Association and is a certified TCLEOSE instructor. He was
appointed by Governor Perry to the Governor’s Criminal Justice Advisory Council.

				
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