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Resources and Strategies for Investigating the Living Doe

This is a FREE training event. 

Date: Thursday, October 5th, 2023

Time: 10 AM -  11:00 AM (PT)

Location: ONLINE


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Course Overview: 
In this webinar, we will discuss Living Doe cases, how law enforcement and social workers can work together to aid in the identification of these individuals. Case studies and lessons learned will be covered. Valuable resources pertaining to Living Doe cases will be provided as well.

This training is presented by Leah Walsh.

About the presenter:
Leah Walsh graduated from California State University Chico in 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree in anthropology and a certificate in Forensic Human Identification. She joined the Missing and Unidentified Persons Section (MUPS) in 2017 as a student and she is now the Crime Analyst Supervisor in the unit.

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
1) Describe what constitutes a Living Doe and identify at least three common issues seen with these types of cases.
2) Compare at least two case studies and assess if a case is done well or poorly.
3) Compile a list of resources specific to Living Doe cases and apply one resource to potentially prevent at-risk children from becoming a Living Doe.

Intended Audience:

o   Medical Professionals, Social Workers and Law Enforcement


Produced by the Child Abduction Training Project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) in partnership with the California Child Abduction Task Force with funding awarded by the Children’s Justice Act (Grant Subaward number AC22 15 8567) through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES).