George Murdock Eastern Oregon Regional Child Abuse Conference

Presented by the Umatilla County District Attorney's Office together with the Guardian Care Center

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Umatilla County District Attorney's Office, in partnership with the Guardian Care Center, is excited to host a regional law enforcement training geared towards awareness, response and advocacy for child abuse victims. We look forward to seeing you there!


The 2024 conference dates will be April 22nd - 26th.


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April 27 - 28, 2023

Wildhorse Resort & Casino | Rivers Event Center
46510 Wildhorse Blvd | Pendleton, OR 97801

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Keynote Speaker:    Julie Germann, founder of "Finding the Right"

Julie is a professional speaker, trainer, and consultant who specializes in sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. Drawing on her past experience, she helps to develop victim-centered protocols for the investigation and prosecution of sexual and physical violence.

To learn more about Julie, visit Finding the Right

Conference Topics Include:

  • The ABCs of Working with Child Victims
  • The Investigator’s Guide to Interviewing Suspects Seeking to Exploit Children
  • Search Warrants
  • Shaken Babies
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Cultural Intelligence
  • Tribal Restraining Orders
  • Child Fatality Investigations
  • Strangulation
  • Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)
  • The 5 B’s of Child Physical Abuse
  • Assessing/Evaluating Children’s Statements for Investigative and Court Purposes
  • From Outcry to Sentencing: Preparing Children for Court


Additional training available: 

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Wildhorse Resort Rivers Event Center, Tucannon Room
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) is presenting a full day basic investigations course for law enforcement free of charge


Participants will be provided information on NCMEC's CyberTipline, including how it can generate, de-conflict, and corroborate cases related to computer-facilitated crimes against children. Specifics will be shared on how to secure evidence of criminal behavior from electronic service providers (ESP's) as well as on-scene.