Child Abuse Cases:
Child Death Scene Investigation Seminar
April 20, 2017
The Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, Child Abuse Training Services, in cooperation with the Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council, and the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is pleased to present this cross-professional Specialized Child Abuse Training seminar.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017 and the program will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. The conference will conclude by 4:30 p.m.
This is a one day training program provided by the Michigan
Child Death Review Program. Investigators will be coached on the use of the State
of Michigan Sudden & Unexplained Child Death Scene Investigation Form
and they will be introduced to the use of doll re-enactments as a tool in
child death scene investigation. Investigators will learn from real case
examples and have the opportunity to discuss all aspects of child death scene
The primary goal of this seminar is to train participants on the revised State of Michigan Sudden & Unexplained Child Death Scene Investigation Form. Public Act 179 of 2004 was put into place to standardize response “When a child under the age of 2 years dies within this state under circumstances of sudden death, cause unknown.” To comply with this law, the Michigan Department of Community Health promulgated rules R330.1-.4 that require the usage of this revised tool.
This training is geared toward Law Enforcement, Prosecutors & CPS(DHHS)workers. As this is a specific area of expertise, the investigators being trained on these types of investigations should be the one(s) within your jurisdiction who will be available and willing to conduct the scene investigation and complete the tool. The local Medical Examiner will be notified of who the trained investigators are in their area.
Please find enclosed a copy of the registration form for
the seminar. There is no tuition charge or charge for materials for this seminar. Attendees are responsible for overnight accommodations, transportation, meals, and other incidental costs.
The Prosecuting Attorneys Association office must receive
seminar registration forms by April 6, 2017. Registration is limited so
please register early.