“Trauma to Trial 2018”


Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center in Tempe, Arizona

From Trauma to Trial is an intensive, advanced training program designed to equip prosecutors and investigators with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively investigate and prosecute adult, non-stranger, sexual assault cases.

The conference focuses largely on the roles of investigators and prosecutors, although all professionals working with sexual assault victims throughout the criminal justice process are invited to attend. 

When: September 5-7, 2018
Where: Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center in Tempe, Arizona
Cost: $575.00 a person. 
Early bird registration amount is $550.00 if registered and paid by July 1, 2018

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From Trauma To Trial 2016 Conference Venue
Tempe Mission Palms, where Midwestern charm meets the warmth of the Southwest, is the only full-service hotel in the heart of Tempe, Arizona, with convenient access to Scottsdale and Phoenix. The serenity of the surrounding desert landscape and its rose-colored vistas are reflected in the hotel’s décor and mimicked in its relaxing ambiance.
Features of the Mission Palms Resort:
  • Within walking distance to downtown Tempe’s Mill Avenue district & over 100 restaurants, bars, and shops.
  • Conveniently located just 10 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona State University (ASU), and all major highways in and around Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • As a courtesy, the hotel will provide daily shuttle transportation to Phoenix Airport, 5:30am – 10:00pm.  The airport shuttle runs on an “as-needed” basis, leaving every 30 minutes, on the hour and half-hour. Reservations are not required.
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Enjoy these amenities:
  • Rooftop outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Two Jacuzzi spas
  • Elegant garden courtyard
  • Top-rated Mission Grille restaurant
  • Harry’s Place, our indoor/outdoor lounge
  • Business center and concierge
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport transportation
  • High-speed wireless Internet
  • Fully-equipped fitness center
Limited rooms are available under the group block “Justice3D” at a nightly discounted rate of $119.00 + taxes.  Additional rooms may be available after the room block is filled at normal resort rates beginning at $199.00 nightly.
To receive the Justice3D group discount, please call 800-547-8705 or book your room online here.

What You Will Learn


Sexual assault victims are the largest group of non-combat individuals who suffer from PTSD. Learn how to provide them with supportive care throughout the criminal justice process.


Sexual assault victims have suffered traumas that often will impact their memories and their ability to recount events. Interviewing victims who have experienced traumas requires a specific approach to be successful.


These cases do not have to be “he-said/she-said”. Learn how to corroborate your victim’s statement in many non-traditional ways so that your victim is supported with concrete evidence at trial.


Learn more about suspect interrogations with active listening, emotion labeling, effective pauses and situation analysis skills. Learn how to corroborate your victim’s statement through your suspect’s own words. Understand how communicating empathy increases the opportunities for corroboration and confessions.


Many rape “myths” are prevalent throughout society and, therefore, our jury pool comes with many biases against our victim. Learn how to use these biases to your advantage, prepare your victim for cross-examination, and effectively combat the all too common “consent” defense.

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  • Justice 3D has created a team of trainers and quality trainings that stand out in this field. The timing for such a group could not be better as Criminal Justice professionals across the nation struggle at times to investigate and successfully prosecute sexual assault, domestic violence, child and elder abuse, and interpersonal crimes that occur on our college and university campuses.  The combination of real life experiences of Police Chief Mike Milnor and Prosecutors Nancy Oglesby and Roger Canaff now provide training opportunities across the nation that address these challenging cases and offer strategies and techniques that can be applied immediately by detectives and prosecutors. Their presentations skills, plus the informative workshop formats that Justice 3D employs adds to the overall learning environment and are unique to their extensive backgrounds and success in the field.  They present based on real life experiences and up to date current approaches in the field of sexual assault, domestic violence and gender-biased crime. As a public safety official for 38 years, I would say these are the areas that still need our focus and attention as law enforcement and prosecutors continue to address our own cultural bias as well as that of society in general.  Justice 3D’s approach to the topic of non-stranger sexual assault cases is a great example of how to address this.  I highly recommend trainings offered by Justice 3D.   

    Jerald Monahan, Chief of Police for Yavapai College, Prescott Arizona
    Past Chairperson of the Arizona Governor’s Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women
    Current President of the Board of Directors, End Violence Against Women International


    Jerald Monahan
  • These 2 speakers were great together and presented in a dynamic, attention keeping manner.
  • Excellent speaker and material covered very well. I work with uncooperative victims so very relevant. Enjoyed this session.

  • As always, Nancy Oglesby did a great job teaching.  I find her teaching style to be very easy to follow and she has so much experience in the sexual assault field that she always has a great deal of knowledge to pass along.

  • As someone who has been in full time legal practice with a prosecutor’s office for less than a year, I found this track tremendously valuable. Special props to Nancy Oglesby, her domestic violence workshop was superb.

  • I will be making changes in policies and our procedures after this course. We were provided with great resources (such as Themes from Mike Milnor, etc.)

  • Fantastic course! All the presenters were clear, knowledgeable and well spoken.

  • Mike Milnor gave a great perspective from career law enforcement.

  • I will take what I have learned back and share it to improve victim services and investigations in my agency.

  • The fact that the program is victim centered was especially helpful. It helps those of us who have lost a little focus to get re-centered and re-energized.

  • This is a very informative program. I have always been intimidated by sexual assault cases, and in the past have looked for ways to avoid prosecuting them, even thought I didn’t realize that was what I was doing at the time. I now feel much better prepared to aggressively prosecute these cases and am so glad to know the proper responses to all defenses that come up in these cases.

  • I am energized as a result of the training and the information I have received and feel that I will be more effective in my job.

  • This is an OUTSTANDING training on an extremely difficult topic. The instructors were exceptional and provided an outstanding learning experience.

  • I feel more prepared to investigate sexual assault cases now, especially when dealing with victims. This training should be required for all law enforcement.

  • Roger is truly a dynamic and informative trainer. His passion is evident.

  • One of the best trainings I have attended during three decades of law enforcement work.