How Law Enforcement and CPS Can Help Attorneys and Their Clients in Domestic Situations
A multi-agency training from the District Attorney’s Office, Santa Rosa Police Department, Family Justice Center and Child Protective Services discussing referrals, resources and responses to domestic situations
Participants will be able to -
- identify the resources available through the District Attorney’s office which may assist attorneys, and their clients, going through criminal domestic matters, including domestic violence cases and child abduction cases.
- explain the purpose of a Child Advocacy Center/Redwood Children’s Center (RCC).
- list the essential tasks of Multidisciplinary Teams.
- identify the services offered to clients at RCC.
- identify when child welfare responds to domestic situations and when child welfare intervenes.
- identify the Structured Decision Making Tool as a resource for decision making by social workers in child welfare.
* This Program Will Not Be Recorded
Registration Fee: SCBA Members: $65 | Barristers Club (1st 5 yrs. of practice): $45 | Public: $80 | Students: $20
For the comfort of our guests, a limited number of in-person seats are available. If you wish to attend in-person, we suggest notifying our office at your earliest convenience to reserve your seat. Walk-ins will be admitted as space allows. In-person registrations expire at the start of the presentation. We do ask that you arrive promptly; otherwise your reserved seat may be given to a walk-in attendee. In-person reservations are non-refundable unless cancelled prior to 3 pm one business day prior to the presentation. All registrations are assumed to be remote unless otherwise stated. To reserve your seat for the in-person option, please contact Ann Horn at Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org or (707) 542-1190 ext. 100 to transfer your remote registration to in-person.
Deputy District Attorney
Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office, Child Abduction Unit
Leslie Butori is a Deputy District Attorney for the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office. Ms. Butori has been a zealous advocate for crime victims throughout her 10 year career as a prosecutor. Ms. Butori has handled a wide variety of cases, including sexual assault, child abduction, domestic violence, violent felonies and murder.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Certified Forensic Interviewer
Redwood Children’s Center
Dara Chanin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Forensic Interviewer with over 26 years of experience working in child welfare, with the last 7 years spent as the Coordinator for Redwood Children’s Center, an accredited Child Advocacy Center. Dara has a passion for learning and building strong teams across disciplines to serve children and families in our community. Dara is on the Advisory Board for California Children’s Advocacy Centers, and is an active member of the National Children’s Alliance.
Santa Rosa Police Department
Christopher Mahurin is a lieutenant with the Santa Rosa Police Department. Over his 17-year career, Lt Mahurin had worked a variety of assignments ranging from crisis negotiator, sexual assault detective, and patrol officer. As a detective, Lt Mahurin specialized in human trafficking and child exploitation. Lt Mahurin was promoted to sergeant in 2016 where he oversaw various patrol teams and spent three years as the public information officer. Lt Mahurin was promoted in April 2023 and manages patrol teams, inRESPONSE - Mental Health Support Team, and SRPD’s community engagement efforts. Lt Mahurin grew up in Petaluma and currently lives in Santa Rosa with his husband and puppy.
Jamie Ott, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Sonoma County Dept. of Human Services Family, Youth and Children’s Div.
Jamie Ott is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience working and supervising in public child welfare services including Hotline, Emergency Response, Court Services, Emergency Foster Care, and Continuing Services. Jamie co-led the Safety Organized Practice Implementation Team and the Substance Use Disorder Learning Collaborative in Sonoma County. Jamie is a Lead Trainer with the International Trauma Center, a part time instructor with UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education and is currently the Training Supervisor at Sonoma County Family, Youth and Children’s Services where she oversees the onboarding and training of new social workers and the Title IV-E Internship Program. Jamie hold a passion for bringing a lens of harm reduction to the world of child welfare by honoring and meeting families where they are at and by highlighting the voice of the family and their networks in child welfare decision making.