- Trauma and the Brain
As a career prosecutor, Nancy has handled thousands of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault cases in her career. In addition, she has trained many professionals including prosecutors, law enforcement officers, advocates, medical professionals and forensic interviewers on the issues surrounding these types of crimes. She has had the opportunity to be appointed to state committees and task forces in these areas by three Virginia Governors. She also contributed to the development of Virginia’s Model Law Enforcement Policy in both the areas of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
Nancy was given the Virginia S. Duvall Distinguished Juvenile and Domestic Court Prosecutor, the YWCA Outstanding Woman of the Year in the area of Law and Government and the Lecturer of Merit Award in recognition of her leadership and commitment to the training of Virginia Prosecutors.
Nancy is married and has two daughters, Mackenzie and Berkeley.
Mike has been involved in law enforcement for 35 years and is currently the Chief of Police for Altavista, Virginia. Over the years he has worked in various positions which include Interim Sheriff, Director of Public Safety, Coordinator of an FBI/Virginia State Police multi-jurisdictional task force, Senior Supervisory Investigator, uniformed Deputy Sheriff and Polygraph Examiner.
In addition to being involved in thousands of investigations, Mike has also done an extensive amount of teaching in criminal justice with an emphasis in the areas of sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and domestic violence. He has been a Professor of Criminal Justice at Liberty University, as well as lecturing across both Virginia and the United States. Mike also contributed to the development of Virginia’s Model Law Enforcement Policy in Sexual Assault Investigation. In 2016, Mike was selected to the core faculty of the National Center for Campus Public Safety. This position allows him the opportunity to instruct at colleges and universities across the country in the areas of sexual assault investigation, Title IX and Cleary Act compliance, and campus violence.
Mike is married and has two grown children and two exceptional grandkids, Grayson and Cadie.