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WI Department of Justice Offers Specialized Training to District Attorneys and Assistant District Attorneys who Prosecute Sexual Assault Cases


MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Justice, through its State Prosecutor and Law Enforcement Training initiative recently held a highly specialized training session to help train Wisconsin District Attorneys and Assistant District Attorneys in how to handle the prosecution of sexual assault cases.


"Our assistance to district attorneys goes beyond the courtroom and includes the classroom," said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. "Sessions like these promote the quality of prosecution of these terrible crimes."


Faculty for the training seminar included Assistant Attorneys General from the Wisconsin Department of Justice, La Crosse County District Attorney Tim Gruenke, Eau Claire County District Attorney Rich White, Assistant District Attorneys from Dane and Milwaukee counties, as well as the UW Law School and the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault.


Prosecutors that received the training included:

David Lasee Brown County
Wade Newell Chippewa County
Corey Stephan Dane County
Emily Thompson Dane County
Gwen Bee Dunn County
Devra Ayala Fond du Lac County
Charles Simono Forest County
Annie Jay Kenosha County
Jennifer Pierce Kenosha County
Jeffrey Wisnicky Kewaunee County
Brian Barton La Crosse County
Jerilyn Dietz Manitowoc County
Sarah Eberle Milwaukee County
Jennifer Hanson Milwaukee County
Jacob Manian Milwaukee County
Heather Placek Milwaukee County
Claire Starling Milwaukee County
Moria Ludvigson Polk County
David Knaapen Portage County
Jennifer Tanck Adams/Racine County
John Conlon Richland County
Amy Forehand Richland County
Kathleen Pakes Rusk County
Trish Cal Baker Waushara County
Tracy Paider Winnebago County

A copy of the agenda for the training session is available at: