Law Enforcement Standard of Care Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Law enforcement, Policing, Municipal, County, Tribal, Military, Police Internal Affairs, Police Policy, Procedure, Police Use of Force, Failure to protect

Education:

Doctoral Studies, Forensic Psychology, Sept. 2011- 2011
The Chicago School of Psychology- Irvine CA Campus

Doctoral Studies, Forensic Psychology, Sept. 2009-2010
Alliant University- Irvine CA Campus

Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology
Pepperdine University, 2009, Cum Laude

Bachelors of Science in Business Management
University of Redlands, 1992, Deans List

Associates of Science in Administration of Justice
College of the Desert, 1985

Published

Risk Assessment and the Court, LA Law Journal (Jan. 2010)
Orange County Domestic Violence Examiner, on the internet (2009-current)
Risk Assessment and the Courts- Women in Crime Ink- April 2009
911 Magazine Article on Domestic Violence- September/October 2000
Domestic Violence Information Booklet/Resource Guide for Victims 2001

Related Experience:

Compass Airlines (2018-Current)
Flight
Regional airline flight attendant for Delta and American Airlines
Safety and Comfort for passengers on board
Securing the airplane for flight
Serving meal, drinks, and snacks to passengers
Assisting passengers with luggage placement in overhead bins
Documenting incidents or issues which are a threat to security or safety
Communication with inflight personnel and passengers.

Sarouja Pharmacy, Gilbert AZ (March 2017- October 2018)
Certified Pharmacy Technician
Assist the customers and the Pharmacist
Rings up purchases using the register
Fills prescriptions for the Pharmacist to verify
Answer the telephone
Insert customer information and insurance information into the computer system
Check in Pharmacy orders and put away stock
Put together the prescriptions for delivery and for mailings
Take refill information off the computer, reference automatic refills, and computer ordered

Consulting (2015- Current)

President Behavioral Services
Risk Assessments for Family Law Court, using investigators and mental health professionals
Collaborative approach proves or disproves allegations
Domestic violence and child abuse experts
Evidence based reports
Assessment reports used in family law, criminal and civil courts
Expert court testimony

Evidence-Based, Incorporated (Previously Borders, McLaughlin & Associated), Irvine, Ca (2004- 2015)
Vice-President Behavioral Services/President
Media Relations
Press Releases
Liaison to Public Relations Firm
Manage company operations
Risk Assessments for Family Law Court, using investigators and mental health professionals
Collaborative approach proves or disproves allegations
Domestic violence and child abuse experts
Evidence based reports accepted under EC730
Assessment reports used in criminal courts

Palm Springs Police Department, Palm Springs, Ca (1982-2004)
Police Officer/Detective –
Media Relations
TV Show Co-Host- Law Enforcement Community Relations 1997-2003 w/Time Warner Cablevision
Media TV spots regarding news and guest appearances
Working Patrol/Responding to calls for service
Assisting the public in crisis situations
Writing police reports, investigating crimes in the field, arresting suspects, writing citations
Detective unit- Fraud, Property Crimes, CAP’s, Homicide, DV- Investigating police reports written by officers, completing the follow up work to make an arrest or submit the report to the District Attorney’s Office for an arrest warrant or search warrant. Follow the report through to completion or close the case.
Started the domestic violence unit in 1996
Co-chair the domestic violence task force 1997-2002
Work with other agencies or departments to assist in our investigations or to coordinate victim needs (ie: Parole, Probation, CPS, Victim/Witness, Shelter from the Storm, etc.)
Compensated for speaking Spanish

Training:

Domestic Violence/Child Abuse (5/86)
Advanced Officer Course, Domestic Violence/Child Abuse (5/90)
On the Job Training w/ San Diego PD, Domestic Violence Unit (9/96)
DV, Tomorrow’s Solutions Today (10/96)
Community Policing to Combat Domestic Violence (6/97)
7th Annual District Attorney’s Domestic Violence Conference (10/97)
In Touch With Teens (1/98)
Preventing Violence through Community Policing (3/98)
Domestic Violence Update (10/98)
Major Assault Crimes Invest. (DV, Stalking, Sexual Assault)w/Honors (12/98)
Stalking Investigations (3/99)
Stop Family Violence (10/99)
10th Annual District Attorney’s Domestic Violence Conference (10/00)
Workplace Violence (4/01)
Crisis Negotiations for Domestic Violence (7/02)
Advanced Threat Assessment and Management, Arrowhead (11/02)
End 6 Violence against Women, DV Conference (2/04)
International Conference on Sexual Assault, DV and Stalking (10/05)
Child Custody Evaluation Studies (2/06)
Domestic Violence: Trends New and Old
38th Annual Family Law Symposium (LA County Bar)
28th Annual Child Custody Colloquium (9/06)
Advanced Issues in Child Custody Cases
Dimensions of Domestic Violence (9/06)
29th Annual Child Custody Colloquium (9/07)
Family Law Update (Beverly Hills Bar Association) (12/07)
Violence in Children Workshop (2/08)
30th Annual Child Custody Colloquium (9/08)
Stalking Update (5/09)
The Changing Sex Offender: Critical Issues, San Diego (6/09)
19th Annual Assoc. of Threat Assessment Professionals Conference, (8/09)
IVAT update, San Diego (9/09)
MDT Response to Child Sexual Abuse Investigations, Rialto (4/2010)
NCADV Conference, Anaheim (8/2010)
Sex Offenders and Paraphilia’s, Irvine (10/10)
Child Custody Evaluator Update, San Diego (9/11)
Child Custody Evaluator DV Update, San Diego (9/11)
Child Abuse: Is It Normal Typical and Atypical Sexual Behavior in Children
Child Abuse: Understanding Dynamics of Child Sexual Abuse (6/2012)
Threat Assessment- A Victim Centered Approach, San Diego (9/12)
Child Custody Evaluator Update, San Diego (9/12)
Child Custody Evaluator DV Update, San Diego (9/12)
Metallization Program for Preventing/Reducing Intimate Partner Violence (2013)
Active Shooter in Schools (2013)
Trauma Informed MDT Investigations and Responses, CATTA (6/13)
IVAT Conference, San Diego (9/13)
IVAT – DV update (9/13)
IVAT- Child Custody Evaluator update (9/13)
Desert Bar Association, Minor’s Counsel/Update (10/13)
IVAT Conference, San Diego (9/14)
IVAT Conference, San Diego (8/15)
IVAT Conference, San Diego (8/16)
Domestic Violence and Protective Orders, Phoenix (12/16)
IVAT Conference, La Jolla (9/17)
IVAT Conference, La Jolla (9/18)
IVAT Conference, La Jolla (9/19)

Additional Information:

Crimes Against Persons Detective Unit for Palm Springs PD
Domestic Violence Detective/Expert-Palm Springs PD
Domestic Violence Educational Television Special (Media One)
(Hosted, Scripted and Assisted w/ Directing and Technical Direction)
8 Hour P.O.S.T. Training for DV Specialists Working Patrol (PSPD)
2 Hour P.O.S.T. Department Mandatory DV Update Training (PSPD)
On-Going Department Training Updates via Briefing and Memos
(Case Law, Policy/Procedures, DV Information, Answer Questions)
Domestic Violence Information Booklet/Resource Guide for Victims
DV Training for Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
DV Training for Other PSPD units
(Reserves, Explorers, Citizen’s on Patrol, Citizen’s Police Academy, etc.)
Peer Support Training- PSPD- D.V.- Law Enforcement as Suspect(s) and/or Victim(s)
(Sept/Oct. 06)
Public Speaking Engagements- Reference Domestic Violence
(Rotary, Soroptimist, Lions, TV Interviews and Shows, Churches)
Co-Chairperson for the Coachella Valley Domestic Violence Task Force 1997-2002
TAC TEAM Hostage Negotiator 2001-2004
Published 911 Magazine Article on Domestic Violence- September/October 2000

COURT APPOINTED FAMILY VIOLENCE EXPERT UNDER EVIDENCE CODE

Contra Costa County – Family Law Court (2010)

Riverside County – Family Law Court (2003 through Present)
FC3111 & FC3118 – Court Appointed Custody Evaluator 2010-Present

EXPERT TESTIMONY (Not Exhaustive)

San Diego County, California
San Diego Child Protective Service Administrative Hearing
Sacramento County, California
Marin County, California
Seattle, Washington
Los Angeles County, California
San Bernardino County, California
Riverside County, California
Orange County, California
US Federal Court
Henrico County, Virginia
Llano County Court, Texas

Honors and Awards:

Police Department- Award of Valor (1988 and 1994)
Crafton Hills Law Enforcement of the Year 1988
Who’s Who of American Women from 1995-2007
Outstanding Community Service Program- Domestic Violence Program (11/97)
Shelter from the Strom- On Going Support of Abused Women and Children (5/01)
Women Helping Women, Domestic Violence Issues, Soroptimist Award (2001-2002)

Other Information:

Domestic Violence Expert for Riverside County District Attorney’s Office
Board Member for Child Abuse Prevention Center
Justice Task Force Member-Saddleback Church
Member of Gavin de Becker’s Threat Assessment Practitioner Group
IVAT Committee Member for Yearly Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (2010-2017)

Guest Lecturer:

Argosy University
Pepperdine University
Chapman University
University of Southern California

Other Abilities:

Spanish Speaking- Second Language

 

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