Hamline Events

A Time to Change: Prosecution of Predators After The Sandusky Case, and Making Institutional Environments Safer

Date: September 11, 2012
Time: 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Cost: Free, but participants must register online
Contact: Deb Lange, dlange@hamline.edu or 651-523-2122
Location: Klas Center, Kay Fredericks Room
Sponsor: Hamline University School of Law, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Minnesota County Attorneys Association, Minnesota Alliance on Crime, Hamline Women's Legal Caucus, Hamline Law Alumni Board

This presentation/workshop will address the often inadvertent but dangerous role that institutions of all kinds play in sexual violence, and how the Gerard "Jerry" Sandusky case can lend insight and much needed awareness to the issue. Participants will gain insight into how sexual predators operate, why they are often attracted to institutional environments like those that comprise academic, military, religious, child-centered and community organizations. Tips and strategies will be given into how institutions can make their environments as safe as possible, and how they can avoid the pitfalls experienced at Penn State University and elsewhere. Also discussed will be investigation and prosecution strategies that can be employed to better ensure legal vindication for victims, and the protection of the community.

Presenter Bio: Roger A. Canaff
Roger Canaff is a widely known child protection and anti-violence against women advocate, legal expert, author and public speaker. A career Special Victims prosecutor, he has devoted his legal career to the eradication of violence against women and children. He has worked as a prosecutor in Alexandria, Virginia, the Bronx, New York, and as an Assistant Attorney General with the state of New York as well as a Senior Attorney with the National District Attorneys Association, Child Abuse Unit. He has also trained U.S. Army prosecutors on Special Victims cases as a Highly Qualified Expert.

1.5 CLE credits have been approved, MN CLE Board Event Code 170545

Brown Bag lunch, beverages and dessert will be provided.

Register online now!