Presentations & Lectures by Paul Dedinsky
LOCAL / STATE PRESENTATIONS
Youth Law Day, Marquette University Law School, Event Coordinator, Milwaukee, WI (2010-2018).
St. Clare Center for Catholic Life, Formation for School Teachers, 2014-2019. Past Venues include: Pius High School (Milwaukee), Thomas More High School (Milwaukee), Dominican HS (Whitefish Bay), St. Joan Antida (Milwaukee), Messmer HS (Milwaukee), DSHA (Milwaukee), St. Catherine’s HS (Racine), Messmer High School (Milwaukee), Catholic Memorial (Waukesha), St. Dominic’s (Brookfield), St. Mary’s (Burlington), St. Anthony on the Lake (Pewaukee), and Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee).
Wraparound Milwaukee, St. Aemilian's Lakeside campus, Milwaukee, WI (December 4, 2014). Guest Workshop presentation on restorative justice practices for 120 Wraparound Care Coordinators.
Intergenerational Symposium, Milwaukee County Department on Aging, Plenary Speaker, Milwaukee, WI (November 19, 2013).
Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Restorative Practices, Milwaukee, WI (June 2008-December 2013). Restorative Justice Practices circle training presentations and workshops for MPS Administrators, MPS Teachers, MPS School Social Workers and School Psychologists, and MPS Students at multiple MPS sites, including: MPS Central Office, Golda Meir, Rufus King HS, James Madison Academic Campus (JMAC), Pulaski HS, Hamilton HS, Hi Mount Academy, Audubon Middle School, Audubon HS, Auer Avenue School, Brown Street School, Marshall HS, Alexander Mitchell School, Vincent HS, Northwest Secondary, Custer/Obama SCTE HS, Washington HS, ALAS, Bayview HS, Morgandale, Trowbridge School, Holmes School, Hopkins Lloyd School, ALBA, Alliance, Morse Middle School, Burrows Middle School, North Division HS, South Division HS, Bradley Tech, Roosevelt Middle School, Andrew Douglas, French Immersion, Humboldt Park School, Story School, Transition HS, Wedgewood Park School, Westside Academy, Whitman School, Keefe Avenue School, Riverside University HS, Lincoln Center of the Arts, Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning (WCLL), Milwaukee Montessori, Craig Montessori, Groppi HS, Greenfield School.
Milwaukee Schools Restorative Practices, Milwaukee, WI (June 2008-December 2013). Restorative Justice Practices circle training presentations and workshops for School Administrators, Faculty, Parents, Staff, and Students at multiple school sites, including: Hmong American Peace Academy (HAPA/IPA), Banner Prep, St. Charles, Project STAY HS, Milwaukee College Prep, Shorewood HS, Atwater Shorewood, Deer Creek Elementary, St. Joan Antida HS, Journey House of Greater Milwaukee.
Gang Summit, Safe & Sound, Milwaukee (2012). Restorative Justice presentation.
Federal Firearms Surrender Training, Presenter/Systems Trainer, Madison, WI (April, 2011), Wausau, WI (Spring, 2010).
Wisconsin Department of Justice 2009 Technology Conference, Green Bay (Sept 29, 2009). Guest faculty presenter for law enforcement officers on threat assessment, cyber bullying, sexting, dating violence, and strategies to address student discipline cases within school communities.
Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) School Violence Prevention training for School Safety Resource Officers (SRO’s), Milwaukee Police Academy (August 29, 2008). Guest faculty trainer for anti-violence training for law enforcement officers.
Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), Summer 2008 Violence Prevention Training, MPS Central Office (August 12-14, 2008). Trained MPS teachers, school psychologists, social workers, and administrators in the implementation of restorative justice practices in their schools to address disciplinary cases and truancy issues. Trained middle school and high school students with the aim to establish peer jury/intervention circles in their respective schools.
Wisconsin Department of Justice 2007 Technology Conference, Eau Claire (Sept 18-20, 2007). Guest faculty presenter for law enforcement officers on stalking investigations, the right of confrontation, and domestic violence/intimidation.
Wisconsin Law Enforcement training, “Investigating Domestic Abuse,” Racine (Aug 16, 2007). Guest faculty member for law enforcement officers on the investigation of domestic abuse, stalking and strangulation cases, sponsored by the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance (OJA).
Zonta International Club of Milwaukee, Milwaukee (March, 2007). Presenter to service organization on the challenges of domestic violence in the community.
Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) Recruit Officer Training for Domestic Violence Investigations, MPD Police Academy, Milwaukee (Nov 27-28, 2006, Oct 18-19, 2006, March 2, 2005, May 8, 2003, June 13, 2003, March 12, 2003, Dec 18, 2002, & July 17, 2002). Guest faculty trainer for the Milwaukee Police Department on issues pertaining to “Homicide Prevention” and “Evidence-based Investigation and Prosecution” in domestic abuse, stalking, and strangulation cases.
St. Thomas More Society, Milwaukee, WI (October 6, 2006). Invited by E. Michael McCann to serve as guest speaker to address domestic abuse topics and the new domestic abuse grant initiatives in Milwaukee.
Wisconsin Department of Justice 2006 Technology Conference, Green Bay (Sept 19, 2006). Guest presentation for annual Wisconsin DOJ conference, Victim Intimidation and Manipulation.
Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) Recruit Training, Milwaukee, WI (June 20, 2006, January 25, 2006, November 30, 2005, & April 14, 2004). Guest faculty/trainer for MPD recruit officers regarding “The Federal Congressional Process of How a Bill Becomes a Law, the Interplay of the Three Branches of Government, and Federal Agency Administration of Regulations.”
State of Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance—sponsored Law Enforcement Training, “Investigative Strategies to Domestic Violence,” Walworth County, WI (May 23-25, 2006). Faculty trainer for law enforcement officers in Walworth County. Topics included: Domestic Violence Mandatory Arrest, Predominant Physical Aggressor, Investigative strategies, Stalking, and Strangulation.
State of Wisconsin Governor’s Council/OJA, Federal Firearms Laws Compliance Committee (2006-2011).
Wisconsin Dep't of Corrections Probation Training of Trainers, Milwaukee (Oct 25, 2005). Guest presentation for the training of probation and parole agents.
Milwaukee Area Technical College Law Enforcement Recruit Training, Milwaukee (Oct 10 & 12, 2005 & April 21, 2005). Guest faculty for Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Strangulation training for recruit law enforcement officers.
Violence Against Women Statewide Planning Conference, Appleton (Sept 14-15, 2005). Guest presentation on “Intimidation and Manipulation of Crime Victims.”
Junior League & Task Force on Family Violence panel presentation, Milwaukee (Aug 23, 2005). Panel presentation regarding “Civil vs. Criminal remedies for Domestic Abuse Victims.”
Elder Abuse Law Enforcement Training, Madison, WI (August 16, 2005). Faculty member of collaborative VAWA team for law enforcement conference, sponsored by the State of Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance.
Wisconsin Social Services Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI (May 13, 2005). Keynote Speaker regarding family violence prevention and educational strategies.
Wisconsin State Bar Annual Statewide Conference, Milwaukee, WI (May 6, 2005). Panel presentation on “New Legislation Pertaining to the Impact of Domestic Abuse upon Child Custody” in Family Court proceedings.
Wisconsin Victim Witness Professionals Association annual statewide conference, Madison, WI (April 15, 2005). Guest speaker on “Homicide, Homicide Prevention, and the inception of the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission.”
State of Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance - sponsored Advanced Domestic Abuse Law Enforcement Annual Conference, West Allis, WI (May 26, 2005 & November 30, 2004). Trained approximately 50 Law Enforcement Officers from southeastern Wisconsin pertaining to “Homicide Prevention” investigative strategies.
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) & Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WCADV) Elder Abuse Curriculum Development team member, Wausau, WI (May 4, 2005). Member of collaborative team to design elder abuse curriculum for the training of law enforcement officers throughout the State of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Women’s Court and Civics Conference, Milwaukee, WI (January 19, 2005). Keynote Speaker on family violence issues and the interplay of crime prevention.
Teen Challenge Banquet, Milwaukee, WI (October 29, 2004). Guest speaker & AODA sponsor for faith-based drug and alcohol program graduate ceremony.
Wisconsin Department of Corrections Probation & Parole, Milwaukee, WI (October 12, 2004). Organized and presented a multi-disciplinary interactive training for Probation and Parole Agents.
State of Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance—sponsored Law Enforcement Training, Walworth County, WI (September 16-17, 2004). Faculty trainer on Domestic Violence Mandatory Arrest, Predominant Physical Aggressor, Investigative strategies, Stalking, and Strangulation for law enforcement officers in Walworth County.
Wisconsin State Prosecutor’s Education Training (SPET), Wisconsin Dells, WI (June 15, 2004). Faculty presentation on “The Effects of the United States Supreme Court Decision of Crawford v. Washington on Prosecution cases” at the Summer SPET state prosecution conference.
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) Elder Abuse Training, Waukesha (May 6, 2004). Faculty member at Elder Abuse Training for Law Enforcement Officers and Detectives pertaining to investigative strategies and evidence collection.
Sojourner Truth House Volunteer Training, Milwaukee (April 27, 2004, April 1, 2003, & April 16, 2002). Guest speaker for “Legal Night” at the Sojourner Truth House volunteer training.
Task Force on Family Violence, Milwaukee, WI (February 25, 2004). Guest Speaker at Batterer’s Intervention Counseling Program for male offenders.
Wisconsin State Prosecutor’s Education Training (SPET), Appleton, WI (January 15, 2004). Collaboration of prosecutors, law enforcement, and advocates to introduce and train Wisconsin prosecutors on the new “Wisconsin Domestic Violence Prosecution Manual, 2004” at the Winter SPET state prosecution conference.
Wisconsin Department of Corrections Probation & Parole, Milwaukee, WI (October 22, 2003). Organized and presented multi-disciplinary interactive training for Probation and Parole Agents.
Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) Recruit Officer Training, Milwaukee, WI (August 6 & 20, 2003, February 11 & 17, 2003). Guest trainer for the Milwaukee County Sheriff Department on direct & cross examination interactive trial tactics and issues pertaining to “Homicide Prevention” and “Evidence-based Investigation and Prosecution” in Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Strangulation cases.
Milwaukee Mayor’s Commission on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, Milwaukee (February 20, 2003). Guest presentation on “Manipulation and Intimidation of Crime Victims,” to the Commission, a greater Milwaukee multi-disciplinary collaboration of professionals seeking to end domestic and sexual abuse.
Milwaukee Area Technical College Law Enforcement In-Service Training, Milwaukee, WI (September of 2002 through May of 2003). Guest faculty/trainer presenting “Investigative Strategies to Prevent Family Violence Homicides” for southeastern Wisconsin suburban law enforcement officers at MATC for 14 separate classes.
Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) In-Service Training, Milwaukee, WI (November 8, 2002 through January 3, 2003). Organized and Trained all 1800 MPD patrol and sergeants over an eight-week period (76 total training presentations) in a collaboration of law enforcement, prosecutors and advocates for the new Family Violence Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) of the Milwaukee Police Department.
Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) Sensitive Crimes Division Conference, Milwaukee, WI (October 24-25 & November 7-8, 2002). Organized conference and trained MPD Sensitive Crimes Division in a collaboration of law enforcement, prosecution and advocate partners for advanced investigative strategies.
State of Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance “Women in the Criminal Justice System” Conference, Milwaukee, WI (October 7-8, 2002). Keynote speaker at statewide conference addressing issues of women incarcerated in the prison system.
State of Wisconsin OJA Training of Trainers, attendee Wausau (April 30-May 3, 2002).
Junior League annual meeting, Milwaukee, WI (October 24, 2001). Guest speaker to address domestic & sexual abuse issues.
“Reducing Domestic Violence: Coordinated Strategies for Operation Impact Executives” Conference, Albany, New York (November 17, 2009). Faculty member training at New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence conference on witness tampering and stalking for 170 prosecutors and law enforcement officers.
Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools National Conference, Washington, DC (August 3-4, 2009). Conference faculty member co-presenting a break-out session on restorative justice practices as a school discipline alternative, sponsored by U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS).
Regional Summit II, Washington, DC (July 17-18, 2008). Conference faculty member for Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia prosecutors, police officers, victim advocates, and probation agents to address domestic violence stalking, sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice (US DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).
National Institute on the Prosecution of Domestic Violence, Conference Faculty Member. Austin, Texas (December 3-7, 2007); Savannah, Georgia (December 12-16, 2005); New Orleans, Louisiana (June 6-10, 2005); Minneapolis, Minnesota (September 26-October 1, 2004); San Diego, California (June 20-25, 2004).
United States Department of Justice / Office of Violence against Women (USDOJ/OVW)—sponsored collaboration between the American Prosecutor’s Research Institute (APRI) and the Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP).
“Milestones and Momentum” National Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota (June 25-27, 2007). Guest speaker/faculty member presenting on the U.S. Supreme Court case of “Crawford v. Washington” to judges, prosecutors, police officers, probation agents, and victim advocates, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and the Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP).
Michigan Prosecution of Domestic Violence Conference, Traverse City, Michigan (June, 2007). Conference presenter to prosecutors for investigation/prosecution of domestic violence and stalking cases for Michigan VAW Attorney Herb Tanner.
PRAXIS “Coordinated Community Response” National Conference, Phoenix, Arizona (February 27- March 1, 2007). Conference faculty for rural US DOJ grantee prosecutors, police officers, victim advocates, and probation agents working as members of a larger community’s coordinated response to domestic violence, sponsored by PRAXIS International and the Gender Violence Institute of Duluth, Minnesota.
Minnesota County Attorneys Association, “Prosecution Issues in Sexual Assault, Child Abuse & Domestic Violence Cases” conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota (November 15, 2006). Conference keynote speaker on the topic of “The Confrontation Clause and Julie’s Story: Intimidation and Manipulation by Domestic Abuse Offenders.”
National Summit on the Intersection of Domestic Violence and Firearms, Los Angeles, California (September 25-27, 2006). National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges, faculty member for presentations on “Criminal Protection Orders and Firearms Prohibitions” and “Federal and State Prosecution Collaborations.” Worked with Wisconsin team of professionals on the federal firearms surrender committee, sponsored by OJA and the Governor’s Council.
Advanced Stalking Training Conference, Las Cruces, New Mexico (July 14, 2006). Guest speaker/faculty member for intensive stalking training designed for multi-disciplinary group including judiciary, prosecution, law enforcement, corrections, and victim advocate community partners.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida (June 14, 2006). Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)—sponsored conference keynote speaker on the topic of “Intimidation and Manipulation by Domestic Abuse Offenders.”
National Stalking Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (April 30-31, 2006). National Center for Victims of Crime—sponsored guest speaker/faculty member.
Victim Advocacy National Conference, Long Beach, California (November 14-16, 2005). Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP)—sponsored guest speaker/faculty member.
NCIC Registry Project, 18 U.S.C. 922, consultant, Ann Arbor, Michigan (October 27-28, 2005). United States Department of Justice & Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV).
Domestic Violence Summit Planning Committee, Big Sky, Montana (September 29-30, 2005). National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges, consultant/planning committee member.
President’s Family Justice Center Initiative site visit & consult, Milwaukee (July 26-27, 2005). Hosted site visit sponsored by the United States Department of Justice for professionals from South Bend, Indiana.
National Domestic Violence Annual Conference, New Orleans (September 2-October 2, 2003). National College of District Attorneys (NCDA), faculty presentation on “Intimidation and Manipulation of Crime Victims” for prosecutors, advocates, probation agents, and judicial court officers.
WEBINAR & CONFERENCE CALL PRESENTATIONS
Protection Orders, webinar presenter (July 20, 2012).
Victim Intimidation and Criminal Justice System Manipulation, presenter (July 12, 2011).
Praxis International Rural Domestic Violence Grantee program (December 27, 2006). Praxis International monthly conference call lecture series, featured speaker on the topic of “The Phenomenon of Domestic Abuse Reluctant / Recanting Victim Testimony.”
Praxis International Rural Domestic Violence Grantee program (August 23, 2006). Praxis International monthly conference call lecture series, featured speaker on the topic of “Analyzing Crawford and the Confrontation Clause in the wake of the Davis/Hammon decision.”
Wisconsin State Prosecutor’s Education Training (SPET) luncheon lecture series (April 7, 2006). Faculty presenter for SPET statewide prosecution CLE luncheon series for “Recent Legislative Changes for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crimes.”
Wisconsin State Prosecutor’s Education Training (SPET) luncheon lecture series (May 2, 2003). Faculty presenter for SPET statewide prosecution CLE luncheon series for “Homicide Prevention and Evidence-based Investigation and Prosecution.”
OTHER SPEECHES, PRESENTATIONS, AND TEACHING EXPERIENCES
AG Organizations & Commodity Marketing Boards Directors Conference, Rothschild, WI, August 21, 2018. “Ethical Leadership & Board Governance” three-hour interactive presentation to statewide Board Directors from the Milk Marketing Board, Corn Marketing Board, Ginseng Marketing Board, Potato Marketing Board, Cranberry Marketing Board, and other Industry Leadership commissions.
DATCP New Employee Training, Madison, WI (June 21, 2017; September 27, 2017; December 6, 2017; May 15, 17, 22, 2018; June 20, 2018). Presenter for “Ethics in the Workplace” training.
DATCP Administrative Rule-Making REINS Act Training Sessions, Madison, WI (August 30, 2017; August 31, 2017; September 1, 2017; September 7, 2017; September 18, 2017). Trained Division of Agricultural Resource Management, Division of Trade and Consumer Protection, Division of Animal Health, Division of Food & Recreational Safety, and Division of Agricultural Development.
Governor’s Dairy Task Force 2.0, Madison, WI (August 13, 2018). Presenter for “Open Meetings/Public Records” mini-training.
UW-Madison Law School Remington Center, Madison, WI (July 9, 2018; October 9, 2017). Presentation on restorative justice to law students.
DATCP Board Meeting Presentations, Madison, WI (October 10, 2017; December 21, 2017; January 25, 2018; July 19, 2018). Presentations to the DATCP Board on various topics, including: “Ethics & Board Governance”, “Open Meetings Law Update”, “Public Records Report & Legal Update”, and “CWD Rule-Making”.
DATCP Division of Food & Recreational Safety Annual Conference, Rothschild, WI (September 12, 2017). “Ethics & Justice” presentation to 135 division employees from around the state of Wisconsin.
Marquette University Upward Bound, Milwaukee, WI (June 22, 2017). “Leadership” presentation to 60 Milwaukee central-city high school youth.
Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) Summer Teacher workshop series (June 15, 2015). Guest faculty to teach restorative justice practices to educators.
Marquette University Equal Opportunity Student summer program (June 24, 2015, as well as years prior-2012, 2013, and 2014). Guest faculty presenter on conflict resolution and community building techniques for an audience of central city youth developing skills to learn how to apply and be successful in a college academic environment.
Marquette University Law School Restorative Justice Conference, Milwaukee, WI (November 10, 2009). Break-out session presenter on Violence Prevention within Milwaukee Public Schools.
Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, WI (October 5 & 19, 2009). Guest presentation for Professor Janine Geske on violence prevention/ conflict resolution for improving community/school safety.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Criminal Justice Legal Procedures (October 5, 2009). Guest faculty presentation on Stalking Investigations for Dr. Rick Lovell’s criminal justice course of 175 students.
University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, and Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee (Oct 16, 2006, Oct 11, 2004, Oct 13, 2003, Feb 17, 2003 & Sept 23, 2002). Guest faculty on trial tactics for Domestic Violence criminal justice seminar course.
Marquette Criminal Justice Dep't, Milwaukee (Oct 27, 2004 & Nov 5, 2003). Guest lecturer for undergraduate students on “Domestic Violence 101.”
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JUVENILE & FAMILY COURT JUDGES, ROUNDTABLES (Sponsored by US DOJ) & GOVERNMENTAL WORK
Burgundy Book Development Committee, Washington, DC (Oct 22-23, 2009), Rancho Santa Fe, CA (Aug 17-18, 2009), Sonoma, CA (April 6-7, 2009). NCJFCJ consultant in the development of the second edition of the Burgundy Book, a national training manual on the best practices concerning civil protection orders for advocates, judges, prosecutors, civil attorneys, and law enforcement officers.
Judicial Roundtable, “The U.S. Supreme Court decision ‘Crawford v. Washington’”, Washington, DC (March, 2008). Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), participating member.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Roundtable: Violence Against Women Research to Practice Workshop, Washington, DC (March 23, 2007). National Institute of Justice (NIJ) / United States Department of Justice effort to develop its research agenda for family violence and its impact upon children, stalking, teen dating violence, sexual and domestic abuse, consultant.
Judicial Roundtable on “Differentiating Offenders: Context is Everything”, Washington, DC (November 16, 2006). Sponsored by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges & the United States Department of Justice—Office on Violence against Women (OVW), participating member.
U.S. Congressional Delegation of Wisconsin, Washington, D.C. (May 16-17, 2006). Obtained federal funding for the Milwaukee DA’s office to sustain state prosecution services to prevent family violence in Milwaukee for 2008 to 2010.
VERA Institute of Justice site visit, Milwaukee, WI (October 20-21, 2005). Guest presentation for judges, prosecutors, and other professionals from Minneapolis, Atlanta and Portland on “The Effectiveness of Probation Review/Compliance hearings: Best Practices.”
National Summit on Protection Orders Full Faith & Credit, Albuquerque, New Mexico (May 27-28, 2004). NCJFCJ consultant in the development of the Burgundy Book, a national training manual on the best practices concerning civil protection orders for advocates, judges, prosecutors, civil attorneys, and law enforcement officers.
Domestic Violence and Urban Jurisdictions Roundtable, Atlanta, Georgia (April 12-13, 2005). United States Department of Justice—Office on Violence against Women (OVW), participating member.
Re-entry of Intimate Partner Violence Inmates Roundtable, Portland, Oregon (December 8-9, 2004). United States Department of Justice—Office on Violence against Women (OVW), consultant/presenter.
U.S. Congressional Delegation of Wisconsin, Washington, D.C. (March 2-3, 2004). Successfully spearheaded effort to persuade Wisconsin delegation of Senators and Congressional representatives to sustain state prosecution services to prevent family violence in Milwaukee from 2005 to 2007.
Milwaukee Family Court Commissioner’s Training, Milwaukee (Feb 27, 2004). Presentations for Milwaukee Judicial court officers relating to violations of Temporary Restraining Orders and Injunctions.
Wisconsin State Legislature, Madison, Wisconsin (August, 2001). Provided expert testimony for the Wisconsin state legislature relating to passage of felony substantial battery charges.