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The Walworth County Alliance for Children


Our Mission:


The WCAC is dedicated to the belief that all children are entitled to a life free of violence, abuse and neglect.”


The Walworth County Alliance for Children (WCAC), established in 1990, is a publically (NGO) funded organization made up of committed professionals and caring community members who work toward protecting all children of Walworth County.


The WCAC, with the support of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, opened the Walworth County Child Advocacy Center (WCCAC) in June 2009. A long-term goal of the WCAC is to open a multi-disciplinary-team-concept center that takes care of the needs of the abused/neglected child and family by providing wraparound services.


For more ways in which you can support our mission and

goals, please contact: Paula.Hocking@cssw.org or 262-741-3262


The Walworth County Alliance for Children would like to recognize a Multi-Disciplinary Team member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty regarding your multi-disciplinary team by providing a Scholarship to the Walworth County 4th Annual Multi-Jurisdictional Conference in 2012. This will include the training fee and hotel room for two nights.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Must be or have been a member of a Multi-Disciplinary Team

  • Show great leadership among the team

Application Procedure:

  • Fill out Application Form

  • Submit a short essay on why you think this person has made a difference to your Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Applications to be submitted by 12/1/11 via email to: paula.hocking@cssw.org


Acknowledgements

The WCAC Conference Committee would like to thank the following organizations and businesses that helped make this conference possible:

The Abbey Resort

Wisconsin Department of Justice

Children’s Hospital and Health System of Wisconsin

Child Advocacy Centers of Wisconsin

The Walworth County Alliance for Children (WCAC)

Association for the Prevention of Family Violence (APFV)





WALWORTH COUNTY 3rd ANNUAL MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL CONFERENCE


Why Is Today Neither Like Yesterday Nor Like Tomorrow?

Crimes against Children: Ever Changing

A Multiple-Disciplinary Approach for Protecting Our Children



December 7-9, 2011

Abbey Resort – Fontana, Wisconsin


Wednesday, December 7


12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Registration

1:00 - 1:15 p.m.: Welcome

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.: “Trauma Informed Care”, Sandy Hardie

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and Independent

Clinical Supervisor at ASTOP Sexual Abuse Center

2:30 – 5:00 p.m.: “Beyond Language and Child Development: Strategies for Dealing with Challenging Personalities and Situations in Child Sexual Abuse Investigations”, Miriam Falk, Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney, Sensitive Crimes Division, and Elizabeth Ghilardi, Forensic Interview Program Supervisor for Child Advocacy and Protection Services, Children’s Hospital and Health System of Wisconsin

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Thursday, December 8

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.: “Drug Endangered Children”, Cindy Giese

Special Agent in Charge, Wisconsin Drug Endangered Children Program, Wisconsin Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigations-Supervisor at the Superior and Wausau Offices


10:15 – 12:00 noon: “Collision: A New Generation of Youth and a New Generation of Technology Meet Head On”, Jenniffer Price

Special Agent in Charge, Wisconsin Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Justice, Commander of Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and DOJ Computer Forensic Unit


12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch


1:00 – 3:00 – Breakouts

A. “Child/Teen Issues and Sexual Assault Examinations”, Jacqueline Callari Robinson, RN, BSN Director of Heathcare Services and the Statewide

SANE/Forensic Coordinator for the Wisconsins Coalition against Sexual Assault

  1. Neglect-How Do You Prove It”, Tina Winger, Detective Sergeant, City of Whitewater Police Department, and Phillip A. Koss, Walworth County District Attorney

  2. Casting a Wider Net” , Panel: Paula Hocking, Forensic Interviewer –Walworth County Childrens’ Advocacy Center; Joshua Grube, Deputy

District Attorney, Walworth County; Saskia Lodder, RN, Aurora SANE;

Gen Krahn-Reed, Executive Director, Association for the Prevention of Family Violence; Dana Nigbor, Captain of Detectives, Walworth County Sheriff’s Department; Etty Wilberding, Division Manager, Family Services, Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services; and Michelle Snead, Walworth County Assistant Corporation Counsel


3:15 – 5:00 p.m. : “Beyond Confession and Beyond the Classroom -Mandated Reporting”, Phillip A. Koss, Walworth County District Attorney, and Mark Lyday, ACSW, Administrative Director of Child Advocacy and Protection Services, Children’s Hospital and Health System


5:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Meet and Greet


Friday, December 9

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.: Breakfast

8:00 – 11:30 a.m.: “Youth/Child Prostitution and Trafficking”,

Brian McMahon, Investigator, Human Trafficking Task Force, Organized Crime Division, Chicago Police Department

11:30 – 12:00 noon: Wrap Up


Registration Costs:

$100 (all 3 days) if registered before 12/1/2011 ** $125 after 12/1/11

Includes 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and Snacks

Unable to attend all 3 days: $50 per day (includes breakfast, lunch and snack) or $10 per session

No refunds after December 1, 2011


Register online at www.wcacwi.org

Contact Information: Paula Hocking at 262-741-3262


Lodging: Participants are responsible for room reservations at the Abbey Resort – 262-275-1489 or 1-800-558-2405. A block of rooms have been reserved until 11/7 at a discounted rate. Mention Conference name when registering


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Clergy, Concerned Community Members, Corporation Counsel, Counselors, Doctors, Law Enforcement Personnel , Nurses, Prosecutors, School Staff, Social Workers, Victim Advocates


If you are interested in having a resource table, please contact Gen Krahn Reed at gendirector@apfvwalworth.com or 262-723-4653 by 12/2/11





WALWORTH COUNTY 3rd ANNUAL MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL CONFERENCE


Why Is Today Neither Like Yesterday Nor Like Tomorrow?

Crimes against Children: Ever Changing

A Multiple-Disciplinary Approach for Protecting Our Children





The Abbey Resort – Fontana, Wisconsin


December 7-9, 2011


A comprehensive workshop sponsored by:

Walworth County Alliance for Children

Children’s Hospital and Health System of Wisconsin

Child Advocacy Centers of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Justice


Welcome, and thank you for joining us!


General information:

  • Presentations will be held in Harbor Ballrooms 3 and 4, South Shore Room, North Shore Room and Wisconsin Ballroom.

  • Certificates for continuing education credits will be available for you to pick up in the registration area after completion of the conference

  • A Breakfast Buffet will be provided on Thursday and Friday.

  • Lunch will be provided on Thursday.

  • Afternoon breaks with refreshments will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday.

  • A Meet and Greet will be held Thursday from 5:30-7:00 p.m.



Participants will receive a certificate documenting their attendance at the conference. This conference is approved for the following:

  • Nurses: 14.75 CEU

  • Attorneys: 18.5 CLE

  • Social Workers: 16 CEU




Conference Agenda




Wednesday, December 7


12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Registration

1:00 - 1:15 p.m.: Welcome


1:15 - 2:15 p.m.: “Trauma Informed Care”, Sandy Hardie

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and Independent

Clinical Supervisor at ASTOP Sexual Abuse Center

2:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Beyond Language and Child Development: Strategies for Dealing with Challenging Personalities and Situations in Child Sexual Abuse Investigations”, Miriam Falk, Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney, Sensitive Crimes Division, and Elizabeth Ghilardi, Forensic Interview Program Supervisor for Child Advocacy and Protection Services, Children’s Hospital and Health System of Wisconsin

Thursday, December 8



7:00 - 8:00 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.: “Drug Endangered Children”, Cindy Giese

Special Agent in Charge, Wisconsin Drug Endangered Children Program, Wisconsin Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigations-Supervisor at the Superior and Wausau Offices




10:15 – 12:00 noon: “Collision: A New Generation of Youth and a New Generation of Technology Meet Head On”, Jenniffer Price, Special Agent in Charge, Wisconsin Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Justice, Commander of Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and DOJ Computer Forensic Unit



12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch


1:00 – 3:00 – Breakouts

A. “Child/Teen Issues and Sexual Assault Examinations”, Jacqueline Callari Robinson, RN, BSN Director of Heathcare Services and the Statewide

SANE/Forensic Coordinator for the Wisconsins Coalition against Sexual Assault

  1. Neglect-How Do You Prove It”, Tina Winger

Detective Sergeant, City of Whitewater Police Department, and Phillip A. Koss, Walworth County District Attorney

  1. Casting a Wider Net” , Panel: Paula Hocking, Forensic Interviewer –Walworth County Childrens’ Advocacy Center; Joshua Grube, Deputy District Attorney, Walworth County; Gen Krahn-Reed, Executive Director, Association for the Prevention of Family Violence; Saskia Lodder, RN, Aurora SANE; Dana Nigbor, Captain of Detectives, Walworth County Sheriff’s Department; Michelle Snead, Walworth County Assistant Corporation Counsel, and Etty Wilberding, Division Manager, Family Services, Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services

3:15 – 5:00 p.m. : “Beyond Confession and Beyond the Classroom-Mandated Reporting”, Phillip A. Koss, Walworth County District Attorney, and Mark Lyday, ACSW, Administrative Director of Child Advocacy and Protection Services, Children’s Hospital and Health System of Wisconsin





5:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Meet and Greet – Hors D’oeuvres and Cash Bar


Friday, December 9


7:00 – 8:00 a.m.: Breakfast


8:00 – 11:30 a.m.: “Youth/Child Prostitution and Trafficking”,

Brian McMahon, Investigator, Human Trafficking Task Force, Organized Crime Division, Chicago Police Department


11:30 – 12:00 noon: Wrap Up


Conference Presenters




Miriam S. Falk

Miriam Falk is an Assistant District Attorney for the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in Milwaukee Wisconsin. She served initially at Children’s Court for four years, and moved to Sensitive Crimes in 1991, continuing to practice in that unit to the present time.

Ms. Falk is a 1985 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Marquette University. Miriam has been involved in training prosecutors and other professionals, locally and nationwide, on a wide range of sexual assault topics over the past 15 years. Most notably, she was on the curriculum planning committee and now serves as faculty for the National Institute for the Prevention of Sexual Violence, which addresses issues arising in more difficult sexual assault cases.

Miriam is a mother of two lovely daughters.




Elizabeth Ghilardi

Elizabeth Ghilardi is the Forensic Interview Program Supervisor for Child Advocacy and Protection Services within Children’s Hospital and Health System. She has been employed at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin since 1990. She has been with the Child Protection Center, working as a forensic interviewer, since 1992. She has completed over 1500 interviews of children regarding allegations of child maltreatment and witness to violence.

Ms. Ghilardi provides training for professionals, para-professionals and foster parents on issues of child sexual abuse, interviewing children, sexualized behavior and mandated reporting. She has also testified in court as an expert witness regarding child sexual abuse and interviewing. She currently supervises eight forensic interviewers in the Children’s Hospital and Health System throughout the state of Wisconsin, as well as continues to interview children and do training.


Tina Winger

Tina Winger is a Detective Sergeant for the City of Whitewater Police Department where she has been employed for 18 years. Tina is the Sensitive Crimes Team Coordinator for the City’s police department, and is also a member of the Walworth County Sexual Assault Task Force. Det. Sgt. Winger has investigated hundreds of child abuse cases and has been recognized as an expert in court. In addition to investigating Sensitive Crimes, Tina is a member of The Walworth County Alliance for Children, currently serving as Vice President. Tina holds a Master’s Degree from Boston University in the field of Criminal Justice and teaches part time Everest College Online.




Phillip A. Koss

Phillip Koss has worked in the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office since 1985. He was elected DA in 1990. Previously he was an assistant district attorney in Waupaca County. He graduated from law school at the College of William & Mary in Virginia.

Mr. Koss has given many presentations to prosecutors, law enforcement, and social workers on various topics, including child abuse and neglect. He was chosen to travel to Latvia to train their prosecutors, judges and law enforcement on child abuse. Koss has also taught at the UW Law School since 1998.

In 1990 Mr. Koss helped form the Walworth County Children’s Court Advisory Board which has been active in training, legislation, and developing multi-disciplinary protocols. The board has incorporated in order to form a Child Advocacy center. Mr. Koss is now the president of the Walworth County Alliance for Children (WCAC).

Mr. Koss has taught at state-wide conferences on child abuse, neglect, homicides, and various topics on evidence.

In 2007, Mr. Koss received an award from the Wisconsin Victim/Witness Professional Association for “Outstanding Victim Advocacy by a Professional.” That same year he also received the Prosecutor of the Year Award from the Wisconsin District Attorneys Association.


Mark Lyday

Mark Lyday, ACSW, is the Administrative Director of CAPS (Child Advocacy and Protection Services) of Children’s Hospital and Health System of Wisconsin which has a network of Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) throughout Wisconsin. Mr. Lyday has been employed by Children’s Hospital and Health System for 26 years. In 1990 he was appointed to a leadership position to develop and operate the Child Protection Center, the first Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in the State of Wisconsin. Since that time Mr. Lyday has been involved in the development of 6 additional CAC’s in Wisconsin. In 2006 he was appointed to the position of Director of Child Advocacy and Protection Services with direct oversight responsibility all child abuse and neglect programs in Children’s Hospital and Health System.

Mr. Lyday has also served on numerous committees and Task Forces focused on

improving identification, intervention and treatment services for abused and neglected children in Wisconsin. In his role he has served in the past as the Chair of the Milwaukee County Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect and the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council. Paula Hocking


Paula Hocking is the manager of the Walworth County Child Advocacy Center in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.  She serves within Children’s Hospital and Health System.   Ms. Hocking has 20 years of experience as a Child Protective Service worker for Walworth County and is Juvenile Court Intake Certified.    

Paula has a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from UW

-Whitewater and has been a licensed Social Worker for 18 years.  

 In addition, Ms. Hocking is active in a number of organizations.  She is Co-Coordinator for the Walworth County Child Death Review Team, current Vice President of the Child Advocacy Centers of Wisconsin, and an Executive Board member of the Walworth County Alliance for Children. 

Paula provides trainings through the community on various topics regarding crimes against children. Paula testifies in court as an expert witness regarding child sexual abuse and interviewing.  


Saskia Lodder, RN BSN SANE-A SANE-P

Saskia Lodder has been a Registered Nurse since 1976 with a 23 year background as an Emergency Room Charge nurse. Ms. Lodder has been a practicing Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) since January 2002 and a SANE Program Coordinator since 2003. She is both SANE-A, and SANE-P certified. Ms. Lodder has been adjunct faculty at Gateway Technical College, teaching both nursing students and police officers.

Ms. Lodder is presently a department head of the Walworth County Multi-Jurisdictional Sexual Assault Task Force. She is currently a member of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault SANE Faculty, a Director of the Walworth County Alliance for Children and Secretary of the Wisconsin Chapter of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.





Jacqueline Callari Robinson

Jacqueline Callari Robinson is presently the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Coordinator/Consultant for the Wisconsin Coalition against Sexual Assault. Jacqueline works with a faculty of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners to provide Wisconsin with two adult/adolescent and two pediatric SANE classes per year. WCASA’s vision is to work with all communities in Wisconsin. Her duties include acting as an advisor and presenting on a variety of forensic-related topics including medical-forensic examinations for adults/adolescents, pediatrics and intimate partner sexual assault, strangulation, drug-and alcohol-facilitated sexual assault, and expert witness testimony. She also provides case consultation, and technical assistance; and develops training materials, resources, and publications. Jacqueline has been a SANE-A for the past 15 yrs evaluating and caring for victims of sexual violence in Milwaukee SATC where she continues to see patients.

Jacqueline serves as a liaison with the International Association of Forensic Nurses and was recently awarded the IAFN Distinguished Fellow Award, the Office of Justice Assistance, the Attorney General’s Office, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and other State agencies to bridge health care with sexual assault. Jacqui also works with the Office of Justice Assistance to help start and sustain sexual assault services in communities throughout Wisconsin.

Sandy Hardie

Sandy Hardie is a certified Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor and Independent Clinical Supervisor. She has worked in the addiction field for over 25 years, specializing in women and trauma for 15 of those years. Ms. Hardie has been a counselor at ASTOP Sexual Abuse Center for the past five years. In that position she serves clients who have both addiction and trauma histories. Through networking and working collaboratively with other systems, Ms. Hardie has initiated the development of programming to meet the needs of clients. This includes providing services to women who have been sexually assaulted while in the prison system.

Sandy is an active member of the Trauma Informed Care Advisory Committee and in facilitating statewide training on Trauma Informed Care and women and addiction.

She currently serves on the State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and participates on the Diversity Subcommittee.

In addition, Ms. Hardie is an Advanced Epona instructor in equine experiential learning and is currently working towards completing her certification as a Certified Trauma Specialist.

She has worked as a clinician and held various management positions throughout her career.





Joshua Grube

Joshua Grube has been with the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office

since 2003. In 2007, he was promoted to Deputy District Attorney. Mr.

Grube prosecutes all of the drug cases for Walworth County and roughly half

of the child abuse and sexual assault cases.

Mr. Grube is a member of the Wisconsin Narcotics Officers Association,

and is an Advisory Member of the Boys and Girls Club of Walworth County.

In addition he is a member of the adjunct faculty of Upper Iowa University

and is an instructor for the College of DuPage/Suburban Law Enforcement

Academy.


He earned his Juris Doctorate from Marquette University, and his Bachelor

of Arts from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Mr. Grube has been a member of the Walworth County Children’s Court


Advisory Board since 2003, and the Walworth County Alliance for Children

Since 2007. He was elected to the Board of Directors in December, 2009

Mr. Grube is also a member of both the Sexual Assault Response Team

and Oversight Committee and the Wisconsin Narcotics Officers Association

since 2008. He and his wife Nicole have two daughters.





Michelle Snead

Michelle Snead has been an Assistant Corporation counsel for Walworth County since 2004. She handles CHIPS, JIPS, TPRs, guardianships and mental commitments. Michelle’s primary focus is on child protection and TPR matters. She successfully argued a TPR matter before the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 2008, Walworth County DHS v. Andrea L.O.

Prior to being employed by Walworth County, Ms. Snead she held a grant position in the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office before accepting a position as an Assistant District Attorney in Racine County from 1999-2004.

Ms. Snead graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1993. She received her Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School in 1998.

Additionally, Ms. Snead studied international law in Cairo, Egypt in 1997 through Seton Hall University Law School.

Ms. Snead is a member of the Child Law Section of the Wisconsin State Bar and an Executive Board Member of the Walworth County Alliance for Children (WCAC).

Michelle resides in East Troy with her husband and two children.






Cindy Giese

Special Agent in Charge Cindy Giese has been in law enforcement in Wisconsin for over 29 years. She is currently the supervisor of the Wisconsin Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigation at the Superior and Wausau Offices. SAIC Giese supervises all Special Agents assigned to the Superior and Wausau offices and oversees criminal investigations conducted by the WI DOJ-Division of Criminal Investigation in those regions. In addition Ms Giese is the Special Agent in Charge of the Wisconsin Drug Endangered Children (DEC) program, which is a statewide program. SAIC Giese has been with the WI Department of Justice for over 22 years.

SAIC Giese has a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and has had extensive specialized law enforcement training during her career. Cindy graduated from Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. From March of 2003 through May of 2005, Ms. Giese coordinated the Wisconsin Methamphetamine Initiative for the Wisconsin Department of Justice, which including supervising and coordinating approximately 100 members of the Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response (CLEAR) team, whose members respond to clandestine laboratories across the state of Wisconsin. During that same time, SAIC Giese managed the federal grant which supports the Wisconsin Methamphetamine Initiative.

In November of 2004, the Wisconsin Alliance for Drug Endangered Children was initiated under the leadership of SAIC Giese and continues to grow as a statewide program. The DEC program has a Statewide Multi-Disciplinary Steering Committee which provides oversight for the program. In 2000 Ms. Giese received a Certificate of Commendation from then Governor Tommy Thompson for outstanding service to the State of Wisconsin in preparing the state for the methamphetamine and clandestine laboratory problems that were moving into the state.

In 2005, SAIC Giese received an appreciation award from the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department for her work in the area of Drug endangered Children in Wisconsin.

In April of 2006 SAIC Giese received the Wisconsin Victim Service Award from the United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Wisconsin for commitment to Wisconsin’s Drug Endangered Children.

Ms. Giese is currently a member of the National DEC Alliance state leader’s and criminal justice committees.

SAIC Giese provides DEC and Methamphetamine Awareness training throughout Wisconsin and across the nation. She has become a nationally recognized expert in initiating DEC programs in your community or state.

Most recently, SAIC Giese and the WI DEC Alliance has been working with the eleven Native American Tribes represented in Wisconsin to develop DEC Programs in their communities.




Jenniffer Price

Special Agent in Charge Jenniffer Price has been in law enforcement for over thirteen years. She began her law enforcement career as a police officer for the Wausau Police Department. She has been a certified law enforcement agent with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) for over eleven years. SAIC Price was assigned to the DCI – Narcotics Bureau for nearly six years. For the past six years, Ms. Price has been assigned to the Wisconsin Internet Crimes against Children Task Force. SAIC Price is currently the commander for the Wisconsin Internet Crimes against Children Task Force and the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Computer Forensics Unit. Ms. Price is also a member of the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Child Abduction Response Team (CART).

SAIC Price has received over 300 hours of specialized training in the investigations of crimes against children, including child abductions, child fatalities, sexual assault and abuse of a child, child enticement, electronic computer evidence, use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, possession, manufacture and distribution of child pornography, child prostitution and exposure of a child to harmful materials or narration.

Ms. Price has received specialized training in the forensic interviewing of children to include advanced training in the Cognitive Graphic method of interviewing, interviewing children with developmental disabilities and interviewing preschool aged children.

SAIC Price has also provided educational training to thousands of law enforcement officers, teachers, social workers, counselors, parents and students throughout the state of Wisconsin.


Gen Krahn-Reed

Gen Krahn-Reed has been the Executive Director of the Association for the Prevention of Family Violence (APFV), a dual Sexual Assault (SA)/Domestic Violence (DA) agency in Walworth County, Wisconsin since 2007. Prior to that she was a DV/SA advocate for six years and an At-Risk worker for four years.

Ms. Krahn-Reed has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work and Women’s Studies as well as a Master of Science degree in Counselor Education from UW-Whitewater. She has been a licensed Social Worker for fourteen years and a licensed Master Counselor for six years.

In addition, Ms. Krahn-Reed has worked with at-risk children for fifteen years. She is a well known presenter on issues involving DV/SA and the effects on children.

Ms. Krahn-Reed is very active in Walworth County and the State of Wisconsin as a member of a number of organizations, some being a board of director member in an executive capacity. These organizations and BODs include: Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual (WCASA) serving as Vice President; Williams Bay Lioness Club, serving as 1st Vice President; member of the Kiwanis Club of Elkhorn; Walworth County Housing Authority, Board of Directors; member of the Walworth County Alliance for Children (WCAC) and former BOD; member of the Boys and Girls Club of Walworth County; and Walworth County Continuum of Care, Ex. Comm.

Ms. Krahn-Reed is a twenty-three year residence of Walworth County. She resides in Lake Geneva with her husband of sixteen years and their eighteen month old son.




Dana Nigbor

Dana Nigbor is a Captain with the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1984 from UW-Platteville in Criminal Justice. Ms. Nigbor started her law enforcement career in 1985 with the Village of Williams Bay as a patrol officer. She then moved on to the Village of East Troy. In 1989 Captain Nigbor started working for the Sheriff’s


Office in the Patrol Division. In 1990-1992, she worked narcotics for the Drug Enforcement Unit. In 1992 Dana transferred back to patrol and was promoted to Sgt. in 1996. In May of 2001 she was promoted to Lt. of the Detective Bureau and in 2002 was also assigned to be Lt. of the Drug Unit. In 2002 she became Captain and has held that position since that time.

Captain Nigbor is in charge of the county wide multi-jurisdictional sexual assault task force. She along with the Association for Prevention of Family Violence (APFV) designed and implemented the task force in 2004-2005. At that time the task force was a one of a kind unit. Now there are at least two other counties that have copied the protocol.





Brian McMahon

Investigator Brian McMahon is a 13-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department where he has served in the Patrol Division and the Organized Crime Division, Vice Control Unit. He currently is assigned to a regional HTTF, Human Trafficking Task Force with multi-agency participation. This regional anti-trafficking task force consists of members of the Cook County State’s Attorney and Sheriff Offices, Illinois Attorney General, FBI, ICE Homeland Security and Internal Revenue Service. In addition to investigations and prosecution, he understands the importance of Service Providers to assist and work with victims of human trafficking and sex offense crimes. Recently, several high profile trafficking investigations in Chicago with ties to Milwaukee, WI have led to multiple arrests and charges filed as these cases work their way through Cook County court. Officer McMahon is a graduate of DePaul University and a lifetime frequent visitor to

the great state of Wisconsin.





Acknowledgements


The WCAC Conference Committee would like to thank the following organizations and businesses that helped make this conference possible:

The Abbey Resort

Wisconsin Department of Justice

Children’s Hospital and Health System of Wisconsin

Child Advocacy Centers of Wisconsin

The Walworth County Alliance for Children (WCAC)

Association for the Prevention of Family Violence (APFV)


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