VICTIM ADVOCATE TRAINING: Veronica Brunner, our Chief Victim Advocate, was asked to teach at today’s lunch and learn for CASA. 24 CASA volunteer advocates attended today’s event. Mrs. Brunner educated the volunteers on the Crime Victim’s Compensation Fund.
We are always proud to partner with CASA to help the children of Denton County that are victims of abuse.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING TRAINING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT: January is human trafficking awareness month. As part of our efforts to combat the rise of trafficking incidents, The Denton County District Attorney’s Office partnered with the Office of the Attorney General to educate law enforcement on emerging issues and investigative tools to assist in their trafficking cases. Thank you to Kirsta Melton and her staff from the Office of the Attorney General. Also, many thanks to the City of Denton Police Department for co-hosting this event.
Criminal District Attorney Paul Johnson invites you to attend a Community In Control Luncheon on October 27th at 11:30 a.m. This luncheon will focus on educating the public about Domestic Violence. Members of the Denton County DA’s Office, the Denton Police Department, and Friends of the Family will speak and provide information how you can help end the cycle of abuse. #DenCoSaysNo
Food is being provided free of charge by our good friends at Chiloso!
Assistant District Attorney Ali Horton spoke to Lewisville/Flower Mound Teen Court volunteers on September 26th. These are students who volunteer their time to participate in punishment hearings for juvenile class c offenders. This is a great way for high school students to learn how the justice system works and to gain an understanding of court room procedures. The volunteers fill various different roles: prosecution, defense, bailiff, and jurors. Ali spoke to them about what our DA’s Office does on a regular basis, basic criminal procedure, and how to give opening statements and closing arguments. Thank you Ali, for volunteering your time to help these students.