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June Summer Showcase Series

From: Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at 7:30 AM
To: Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Summer Showcase Series:
Lethality Assessment Protocol

Presented by: Graphicolor Printing


Our new Summer Showcase Series is designed to share more information about several of our community partnerships. Featuring guest presenters and comments from our own leadership team, each breakfast session will highlight a different collaborative program.

Join us on June 20 to learn about the Lethality Assessment Protocol from Assistant District Attorney Michael Thurston of Waukesha County and Jessi Trauth, Director of Shelter & Transitional Living at The Women’s Center. A partnership with the DA’s office, the Waukesha Sheriff’s Department, and the Delafield Police Department, this new protocol helps officers better identify victims with a high risk for homicide, and helps connects all victims of domestic violence with resources at The Women’s Center.

Coffee and breakfast from Mama D’s Coffee will be available at 7:30am and the program will begin promptly at 7:40am, with opening remarks from Executive Director Angela Mancuso, followed by a presentation by ADA Thurston and Jessi, leaving time for questions and optional tours of the agency from 8:30 – 9am.

All Summer Showcase Series events are free to attend.

Registration for tomorrow, June 20, is now closed. Please call 262.547.4600 with any questions.

SAVE THE DATE for the remaining Summer Showcase Series:

Michael Thurston currently lives with his wife and twin six year old daughters in Waukesha.  He has been a prosecutor his entire professional career, having graduated from Loyola Chicago Law School in 2005, and practicing in Rockford Illinois, Atlanta Georgia, Milwaukee, and now Waukesha (since December of 2015).  He has prosecuted crimes against women and children since 2009, and believes that there is no form of criminal prosecution more rewarding.  He has tried approximately 110 jury trials over his career, including 6 homicides and 4 double homicides (all domestic violence or sensitive crimes related), and maybe close to 35-40 sexual assault / rape cases.  He is currently the only full time sensitive crimes prosecutor for Waukesha County (assisted by another prosecutor who handles a 50% sensitive crimes caseload).  He is honored to serve Waukesha County, and is determined to do his best to strengthen the way that we serve these most vulnerable victims.

Jessi Trauth has over seventeen years of experience in her field, beginning her career as a volunteer at Sojourner Truth House. Soon after, she was hired as the Children’s Program Associate, then promoted to the Associate Director of Shelter Services. In 2014, she came to The Women’s Center to serve as the Director of Shelter and Transitional Living programs. Jessi serves on several community committees and collaborative partnerships, and played an instrumental role in bringing the Lethality Assessment Protocol to Waukesha County. Jessi holds a B.A. from Marquette University and an M.A. from Cardinal Stritch University.