Defending the United States Constitution One Case at a Time!
Welcome to the
Criminal Defense Investigation
Training Council (CDITC)
Brandon A. Perron, National Director
objective of the CDITC remains focused upon elevating the discipline of
criminal defense and due process investigation to the level of
significance and importance that it deserves. We recognize our
fundamental mission as criminal defense and due process investigators is
the defense of the United States Constitution with an emphasis upon the
6th Amendment. The
Council is actively pursuing the goals of professional competence and
academic excellence through Certifications, Training Seminars, Distance
Learning, and Academy Level Training Programs. We are honored to have the finest public defender investigators and private investigators in the nation among our ranks!
Council encourages agencies and professionals actively engaged in the
discipline of Criminal Defense Investigation to join the Council and
pursue the nationally recognized and prestigious designation of Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator (CCDI). Are you Board Certified?
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Proud to partner with The United States Marine Corps!
First Graduating Class- United States Marine Corps, CDITC Component Method of Criminal Defense Investigation and Case Management Certification.
Join the Top Criminal Defense Investigators in the World for the highest level of training available!
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The Criminal Defense Investigation
UPCOMING TRAINING EVENTS
Midwest Component Method Criminal Defense Investigation Training - INSpi Indiana Society of Professional Investigators
May 16-18, 2017
The CDITC in partnership with the Indiana Society of Professional Investigators is hosting the Component Method of Criminal Defense Investigation & Case Management Certification Course. The Six Components of Criminal Defense Investigation will also include a scenario based team oriented training module.
Southeast - Florida Forensic Interviewing - FTER Method Advanced Certification Program, FPDA - Florida Public Defender Association
July 27 & 28, 2017
The CDITC in partnership with the Florida Public Defender Investigator Association will be providing the CDITC 16 hour Advanced Forensic Interviewing Certification course to participating Florida Public Defender Investigators.
The focus of this course is to introduce and certify the participants in FTER – Forensic Testimonial Evidence Recovery concepts and techniques. This course focused upon criminal defense investigation and builds upon the concepts of forensic investigative interviewing. Exercises and practicums will be employed to enhance the training experience.
FPDA Building A Better Defense Training - Hyatt Regency, Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida.
Rocky Mountains - Colorado Forensic Interviewing - FTER Method Certification Program, PPIAC - Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado
September 14, 2017
The CDITC in partnership with the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado will be hosting the CDITC 8 hour Forensic Interviewing Certification course. The focus of this course is to introduce and certify the participants in FTER – Forensic Testimonial Evidence Recovery concepts and techniques. This course focused upon criminal defense investigation and builds upon the concepts of forensic investigative interviewing.
The Training will be held in concert with the PPIAC annual educational conference being held at the Westminster Marriot, Westminster, CO September 13-16, 2017.
SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED PROGRAMS!
West Coast-Component Method and Defense Investigation Training-United States Marine Corps
January 6-8, 2017
United States Marine Corps, DSO Defense Counsel Assistance Program. Two days - Criminal Defense Investigation - The Component Method. One Day Sex Crimes Investigation for the Defense. San Diego, CA.
National Criminal Defense Investigation Training Academy
40 Hours of intensive training
West Coast- CALI ACADEMY
Defense Investigator Academy
January 23-27, 2017
Five day Academy program - Successfully Completed!
Criminal Defense Investigation: The Component Method & Case Management, Forensic Science Applications, and Capital Case and Penalty Phase Mitigation, Scenario Based Team Oriented Training - Instructors will consist of CDITC & CALI Cadre. This program promises to be the most exciting training event of the year! San Jose, CA.
Karen S. Beers, BSW, CCDI, began her investigative career in 1996, also earning her Bachelor's in Social Work from Colorado State University (Magna Cum Laude). She is also a Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator (CCDI) and certified in Medicolegal Death Investigations. In addition to being a subject matter expert in death investigations, her background, education and experience with victim advocacy and counseling are valuable assets in working with families and victims of traumatic events.
As a death investigator Karen was involved in the investigations of all manners of deaths and incidents, training under three Forensic Pathologists. From 2004-2006 she investigated and assisted with numerous death cases and scenes, and assisted with forensic autopsies.
Full Name, Title, Employer, Agency: -Karen S. Beers, Co-Owner of Associates in Forensic Investigations, LLC
Business Address: P.O. Box 200030, Evans, CO - serving northern Colorado and national consultations
Email for contact purposes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Education & Training: Education: AS, BSW, and Medicolegal Death Investigations
Training: Numerous Continuing Education Certifications
Experience: Began working with Dean Beers in 1996 as an assistant, then worked as a death investigator at our local coroner’s office, then went back to the private sector and am now a partner in our investigative business.
Special Certifications and Licenses: Licensed Legal Investigator, Certified Criminal Defense Investigator, Certified in Medicolegal Death Investigations
Specialty and Focus: Equivocal Death Investigation, Personal Injury, Negligence & Death / Serious Bodily Injury in Civil, Criminal and Probate litigation
Please describe your most interesting or rewarding case? "There are several cases that have been either and or both interesting and rewarding. Every case is unique, some may seem "routine" until you start digging into the details. It is always rewarding when we can bring some sort of closure for families. Suicide is so heartbreaking and there is never a cut and dried case so to speak with suicide. Finding some answers to help ease the loved ones of the person who committed suicide is rewarding to see them be able to let go of some of the misconceptions and be able to inch their way back into living their lives again. It's a difficult path for the families, but it starts with one foot in the correct direction using the evidence in the case, not the speculations."
Why do you enjoy being an investigator? "I enjoy being an investigator because you can help people by using skills you personally possess such as intelligence, life experiences, intuition and then use your knowledge to be able to decipher the facts of a case. Some people think being an investigator is easy. They watch an episode of CSI or a special on Netflix, then figure it all out by watching the show. What these same individuals do not realize is the show is directing you toward a conclusion without giving you all the facts. It takes an unbiased, intelligent mind to see and work through pages and pages of information to find the facts in the mix of all the opinions and fiction in a case."
What does it mean to be a board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator to you? "You can assure your clients of the highest integrity, skill and background in the fact finding investigative component in the defense. Finding the facts in any case is of utmost importance."
Fun fact Hobbies, interests, etc : "I enjoy my grandchildren - they are still young enough that I can act like a kid and they think it's funny. My weakness is game playing, but something I enjoy. I like to draw/paint and anything artistic/creative to include singing and writing, when I can make the time to do so. I also enjoy exercising. "
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The CDITC is honored to welcome the United States Military into our organization. We had the privilege to deliver the CDITC Certification Training to the investigative team of the Office of Chief Defense Counsel in Washington, D.C. The training was attended by Navy NCIS, Army CID, and Air Force OSI agents as well as civilian investigators assigned to the team.
The White House, Washington, D.C.
Golden Rule Award Finalist – CDITC Intern Investigator Program
"I commend you for your commitment to the American ideal of Service. Your efforts are going a long way toward healing and renewing your communities and serve as an inspiration to all who are striving to improve our world."
Bill Clinton - President of the United States of America
Indiana Public Defender Council
"I secured Mr. Perron’s services to conduct an eight hour intensive training program for criminal defense investigators here in Indiana. The program which Mr. Perron devised, organized and single-handedly taught was the best investigator training we have ever been able to secure for our investigator members."
- Jodie English, Attorney at Law - Training Coordinator
Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Public Advocacy
"Brandon Perron, the Executive Director of the CDITC, is a rare triple threat of a presenter. He brings the rare combination of clear communication in preparation, strong substance and excellent showmanship. He motivates and challenges investigators to perform at the highest level and take responsibility for their work and their role in the agency."
- Jeff Sherr, Attorney At Law - Education and Strategic Planning Manager
Colorado Public Defender
"We've heard from many attendees how much they appreciated the training. Your are an engaging speaker which made it possible for people to actually stay tuned in for the message. We really appreciate all you did to make this investigator conference such a success for us"
- John Goglach and Pam Sharp, training organizers for the Colorado Public Defender.
AGENCIES THAT HAVE PARTNERED WITH THE CDITC TO FACILITATE TRAINING
Government Agency Members & Participants:
United States Department of Defense (DOD) - US Military Office of Chief Defense Counsel
United States Government - Federal Public Defender
- National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
State of Virginia - Department of Criminal Justice Services
State of Colorado - Public Defender Office
State of Illinois, Cook County Public Defender - Chicago, IL
- State of Connecticut - Public Defender, Quinnipiac Law School
- State of Indiana - Public Defender - Indianapolis, IN
- State of Ohio - Public Defender
Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy - Frankfort, KY
State of Minnesota - Public Defender
State of Iowa, Public Defender
- State of Florida 2nd Judicial Circuit Public Defender, Tallahasee, FL
- State of Florida, 4th Judicial Circuit, Public Defender, Jacksonville, FL
- State of Florida 5th Judicial Circuit Public Defender, Ocala, FL
- State of Florida 8th Judicial Circuit Public Defender, Gainesville, FL
State of Florida 9th Judicial Circuit Public Defender - Orlando, FL
- State of Florida, 11th Judicial Circuit Public Defender - Miami, FL
State of Florida, 13th Judicial Circuit Public Defender - Tampa, FL
State of Florida 19th Judicial Circuit Public Defender - Fort Pierce, FL
State of Florida, 4th District, Regional Conflict Counsel
State of Missouri, Public Defender
State of Wisconsin, Public Defender
State of Massachusetts, CPCS Committee for Public Counsel Services
State of Georgia, Public Defender
State of North Carolina, Public Defender
State of Arizona, Public Defender
State of Louisiana, Public Defender
- New York State Defender Association, New York Public Defender
- State of New York Public Defender Association
- Ontario County Public Defender, State of New York
- State of Arkansas, Public Defender Commission
- State of South Dakota - Public Defender
Professional Association Partners & Participants:
NDIA - National Defender Investigator Association
NAIS - National Association of Investigative Specialists
TCDLA - Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
FAPD - Florida Association of Public Defenders
NALI - National Association of Legal Investigators
PAWLI - Professional Association of Wisconsin Licensed Investigators
SCALI - South Carolina Association of Licensed Investigators
LPDAM - Licensed Private Detectives Association of Massachusetts
FALI - Florida Association of Licensed Investigators
TALI - Texas Association of Licensed Investigators
CALI - California Association of Licensed Investigators
NCAPI - North Carolina Association of Private Investigators
CALPI - Connecticut Association of Private Detectives
GAPPI - Georgia Association of Professional Private Investigators
IAPI - Iowa Association of Professional Investigators
MCPI - Michigan Council of Private Investigators
ISPI - Indiana Society of Professional Investigators
SDBA - South Dakota Bar Association
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Roger Williams College
Quinnipiac Law School
Indian River State College
Private Agency Members & Participants:
Ashenoff & Associates - Miami, FL
Case in Point Investigations - Manchester, NH & Boston, MA
I.R.I.S. LLC - Hartford, CT
Investigative Support Specialist, Inc - Stuart, FL
Fairfield Investigations, Jupiter, FL
Call 1-800-465-5233 to schedule a training event at your location.