June 10, 2011
12:15pm - 1:45pm
Eyewitness Testimony Forum: Best Practices Designed to Get the Bad Guy and Reduce the Risk of Misidentification
Local Criminal Justice System Leaders, representatives from the District Attorney's Office, Public Defender's Office, LAPD and LASD, Defense Bar and the Judiciary, along with experts in the area of eyewitness memory will engage in an open forum to examine best practices in the collection and preservation of eyewitness evidence.
200 North Main Street
Edward Roybal Board of Public Works Hearing Room 350 Los Angeles, CA 90012
Child Abuse Forum
Denise Herz, PhD
Colleen Friend, PhD
Darlene Kuba, DPA
Dean Beatrice Yorker
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October 10, 2008
CFSI along with the Child Abuse and Family Violence Institute (CAFVI) held a Forum on the “Forensics of Child Abuse Detection: Recognition, Reporting and Risks” on October 10, 2008. Facilitated by CAFVI Director Colleen Friend, PhD, the forum focused on the definition of child abuse problems and identifying new collaborative strategies.
Darlene Kuba, DPA, spoke on behalf of the Gilbert W. Lindsay Endowed Public Policy Forum in Forensic Science.
Representatives from UCLA, Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Head Deputies from both the Family Violence and the Sex Crimes Divisions of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office spoke on behalf of decision and policy makers.
CSULA faculty members Denise Herz, PhD, and Karen Kalmbach, PhD, served as reporters. The event concluded with the speakers taking questions from the audience that consisted of CSULA faculty and students from Nursing, Social Work, Communication Disorders, and Criminal Justice classes and the general public.
Michael Weinraub, MD
Children’s Court Pediatrician
Denise Bertone, RN
Los Angeles County Department of Coroner
Beatrice Yorker, JD, RN, MS
Dean of College of Health and Human Services
California State University, Los Angeles
Diana Faugno RM, MSN, CPN, FAAFS, SANA-A, SANE-P
Forensic Nurse Consultant,