Summit Agenda

7:30 AM Registration


8:00 AM-8:15 AM Welcome

Dr. Fred Evers, Senior Pastor of Northside Baptist Church

The Honorable Julie Smith, Mayor, Tifton, GA


8:15 AM-8:45 AM

Paul Bowden, District Attorney Tifton Judicial Circuit

Morning Plenary Speaker

Pete Skandalakis, Executive Director, Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of GA – Crimes Against Children: Protecting Children While Ensuring Offender Accountability


8:45 AM-9:10 AM

Jennifer King, Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocate – A Community Advocacy Response on Behalf of Children in Foster Care and Their Families.


9:10 AM-9:20 AM Break


9:20AM-10:35 AM Session 1

Brian Johnston GBI – Human Trafficking: Law Enforcement Response Part 1

(Law Enforcement/DA/Prosecutors Only)

Andy Kogerma DHR – The World of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and DFCS Response

Lalaine Briones PACGA – Prosecution of Child Abuse Cases and Challenges.

Dr. Adrianne Artis, Emory University/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Child Abuse Pediatrics, Fellow – Child Abuse Medical Exams


10:35 AM-10:45 AM Break


10:45 AM-12:00 PM Session 2

Brian Johnston, GBI – Human Trafficking: Law Enforcement Response Part 2

(Law Enforcement/DA/Prosecutors Only)

Alexia Tanner, Wholistic Therapeutic Services, Child on Child/Sexual Behaviors in Children)

Judge Render Heard – Children in Need of Services (CHINS)

Michelle White, GA Coalition Against Domestic Violence – Child Witness and the Effects of DV Exposure on Children.


12:00 PM-1:20 PM Working Lunch

Andrew Agatston, Children Advocacy Centers of GA

Nancy Chandler, Children Advocacy Centers of GA  Building a Community Response to Child Abuse: The Work of the Multidisciplinary Team


1:20 PM-1:30 PM Break


1:30 PM-2:30 PM Afternoon Plenary Speaker

Matthew Sandusky

      “His Story”

2:30 PM-3:00 PM Break/Book Signing by Matthew Sandusky


3:00 PM-4:30 PM Session 3

Shannon Martucci, FBI, “Introducing Evidence in the Forensic Interview”

Dr. Adrianne Artis, Emory University/Children’s Health Care of Atlanta The Initial Evaluation of Child Abuse Abusive Fractures

Kristy Carter, CJCC, -Georgia Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force & Child Sexual Exploitation 101

Alexia Tanner, WTS – ABC’s Of Understanding the Healing Process After Trauma


4:30 PM-5:00 PM Turn in Surveys/Sign Up for Training Hours