Tuesday, August 22, 2017

2017 FALL CONFERENCE


SAVE THE DATE

Fall Prosecutor Training Conference 

“The Fight Before the Flight” 

October 4 – 6, 2017 

Hilton Garden Inn 1731 S. Convention Center Drive 

St. George, Utah 


When making your reservation go to the following website: Your HiltonLink is: 
Hilton Garden Inn - Fall Conference Registration 

If you have difficulty with the online reservation, please use the information below: 
Group Name: Utah Prosecution Council Training 
Group Code: UPC 
Check-in: 03-OCT-2017 
Check-out: 05-OCT-2017 
Phone Number: 435-634-4100 

Please make your reservations by September 4, 2017 The conference brochure is coming soon!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Now Accepting Applications for a Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Resource Prosecutor


There is an immediate opening for an Assistant Attorney General in the Utah Prosecution Counsel section of the Justice Division. This position will be located in Murray and is open to the public. The position is an at-will employee of UPC and is considered a non-merit employee of the Utah Attorney General’s Office. If you or someone you know are interested in this position, you may apply online at http://statejobs.utah.gov . This recruitment will close on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Please see the attached for more information. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

SEXUAL ASSAULT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCE PROSECUTOR

UTAH PROSECUTION COUNCIL STAFF ATTORNEY

            Utah Prosecution Council (UPC), an agency within the Utah Attorney General’s Office, is seeking to hire a full time Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence Resource Prosecutor (SADVRP).  The position is an at-will employee of UPC and is considered a non-merit employee of the Utah Attorney General’s Office. Applicants will be required to review and comply with the Attorney General’s Policy Manual.  The SADVRP’s salary is funded by appropriation via SB0200, §76-5-608 U.C.A. and is therefore dependent upon continued funding of this bill.
       

            The SADVRP shall be responsible to work with the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to develop training in trauma-informed responses and investigations of sexual assault and sexual abuse.  This training must be offered to all certified law enforcement officers by July 1, 2018.  This initial training may be offered through an online course.  Further, the SADVRP shall be responsible to work with DPS to develop and offer an advanced training course by July 1, 2018 for officers who investigate cases of sexual assault or sexual abuse.  Each course has specific requirements that must be met as referenced in SB0200.  The SADVRP will also be responsible for training prosecutors in trauma informed response.


            The SADVRP will serve as a resource for prosecution agencies throughout Utah, and work collaboratively with partner agencies to improve statewide capacity for effective criminal justice response to sexual assault, domestic violence and related offenses, to hold offenders accountable while honoring the needs of victims.  The job will also involve close cooperation with law enforcement and other partner agencies involved in the intervention of, and response to, these offenses.

Further responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. In collaboration with other agencies, conduct knowledge and training needs assessments related to sexual assault and domestic violence.
  2. Develop training materials.
  3. Participate in and/or present at specialized trainings and professional development seminars related to current and emerging issues in sexual assault and domestic violence response.
  4. Develop and present specialized trainings and workshops in conjunction with UPC’s training schedule, with partner agencies and at national seminars.
  5. Attend state and national conferences to increase the SADVRP’s expertise.
  6. Travel throughout the state training judges, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, victim advocates and others.
  7. Assist in drafting legislation. On occasion, appear before the legislature as a representative of UPC.
  8. Provide technical assistance and legal research to prosecutors, prepare resource manuals on issues of sexual assault, domestic violence and related offenses.
  9. As time and schedule permits, provide “second-chair” assistance to prosecutors in cases of sexual assault and domestic violence.
  10. Actively participate in monthly work-groups, advisory committees, boards and other groups.
  11. Administer and be responsible for preparing federal grant reports.  Research grant opportunities.
  12. Serve as a staff attorney for the Utah Prosecution Council, working under the direction of the Director of the Utah Prosecution Council.
  13. Become acquainted with and assist in the support of UPC’s offense tracking system.

Required qualifications include:

  1. A Juris Doctor or equivalent from an accredited law school.
  2. Membership in good standing in the Utah State Bar or acceptance into the Utah State Bar within eight months of hire date.
  3. Have, or be able to obtain, a Utah driver's license and have an exemplary driving record.
  4. Ability to drive oneself throughout the state, at times being away from home for multiple days/nights.
  5. Ability to fly to various national conferences.
  6. Knowledge of PowerPoint.
  7. Knowledge of Word or WordPerfect.
  8. Ability to lift at least 20 lbs.

Other preferred but not required qualifications:

  1. 5 or more years prosecution experience.
  2. Experience prosecuting sexual assault and sexual abuse cases.
  3. Experience prosecuting crimes of domestic violence and other related offenses.
  4. Experience presenting at professional conferences.
  5. Attendance at Train the Trainer or other equivalent training or experience.
  6. Knowledge of Excel and Publisher
  7. Knowledge of Camtasia or other presentation recording software.
            Applicant must be a self-starter and able to work with minimal oversight and/or guidance.  Applicant must be focused and detail oriented.  Applicant must possess excellent writing and oral presentation skills.  Applicant must be able to interact with all segments of the prosecution and law enforcement community, victim advocacy groups, court personnel, and the community.  Applicant must be able to perform and be responsible for their own secretarial and administrative-type duties.

            A resume, writing sample and PowerPoint presentation on the topic of your choice must be uploaded to your profile as part of the application.  Be prepared to give 5-7 minutes of your submitted presentation during the interview process.

            The State of Utah offers eligible employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program.  For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 12715. The deadline for applying is July 24, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. No phone calls please.  UPC and the Attorney General’s Office is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Reminder that John R. Justice Applications Deadline is Approaching

The deadline for applying for a 2017-18 John R. Justice grant is Friday, June 9, 2017 at 5 p.m. 

Visit our webpage at: http://upc.utah.gov/jrj/ for details and directions.

Friday, April 28, 2017

NYPTI Prosecutor Encyclopedia

The New York Prosecutor Training Institute has developed a tremendous tool for prosecutors, the Prosecutor Encyclopedia.  You must be a prosecutor to be granted access.  Go to NYPTI's webpage and "Sign in to NYPTI Services" to create an account:  http://www.nypti.org
I hope you find it to be a useful resource.