2009 California Penal Code - Section 13836-13836.2 :: Article 3. Training Of Sexual Assault Investigators

SECTION 13836-13836.2

13836.  The agency or agencies designated by the Director of Finance
pursuant to Section 13820 shall establish an advisory committee
which shall develop a course of training for district attorneys in
the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases, child
sexual exploitation cases, and child sexual abuse cases and shall
approve grants awarded pursuant to Section 13837. The courses shall
include training in the unique emotional trauma experienced by
victims of these crimes.
   It is the intent of the Legislature in the enactment of this
chapter to encourage the establishment of sex crime prosecution
units, which shall include, but not be limited to, child sexual
exploitation and child sexual abuse cases, in district attorneys'
offices throughout the state.

13836.1.  The committee shall consist of 11 members. Five shall be
appointed by the executive director of the agency or agencies
designated by the Director of Finance pursuant to Section 13820, and
shall include three district attorneys or assistant or deputy
district attorneys, one representative of a city police department or
a sheriff or a representative of a sheriff's department, and one
public defender or assistant or deputy public defender of a county.
Six shall be public members appointed by the Commission on the Status
of Women, and shall include one representative of a rape crisis
center, and one medical professional experienced in dealing with
sexual assault trauma victims. The committee members shall represent
the points of view of diverse ethnic and language groups.
   Members of the committee shall receive no compensation for their
services but shall be reimbursed for their expenses actually and
necessarily incurred by them in the performance of their duties.
Staff support for the committee shall be provided by the agency or
agencies designated by the Director of Finance pursuant to Section

13836.2.  (a) The office shall reimburse each county for the costs
of salaries and transportation to the extent necessary to permit up
to 10 percent of the staff of the district attorney to complete the
course of training established pursuant to this chapter. The office
shall prescribe the manner in which the training shall be obtained.
The training shall be offered at least twice each year in both
northern and southern California.
   (b) The office shall seek certification from the State Bar of the
course as a course which may be taken to complete the Criminal Law
Specialist Certificate.

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