Conducting Serious Incident Investigations Workshop @ Special Homes of New Jersey, Inc.
Jun 29 – Jun 30 all-day

Conducting an investigation relating to allegations of abuse, neglect and/or exploitation or other unusual incidents is much more than simply talking to individuals. There is a methodology that should be used to elicit the appropriate information that is necessary to validate or dismiss allegations. Learning both the methodology and techniques will help facilitate an unbiased, comprehensive investigation that will allow your organization to make effective changes in training, take corrective action if the allegations are substantiated and ensure a standard process for such reviews.

This two-day workshop (conducted from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days) will include real world scenarios from the field, best practices in maintaining safety, conducting investigations, obtaining written statements, proper documentation and corrective action. Goals will emphasize:
• The purpose of an investigation
• Causes of incidents
• Responding to incidents
• Gathering all sources of information
• Conducting a thorough investigation
• Preventing similar incidents in the future
• Documentation
• Follow-up
Space is limited to 15 attendees.

What is new for 2017?
Changes made to the workshop based on feedback from previous participants include:
• The workshop is now two days! The same comprehensive training is provided. Participants may elect to take a test if desired in order to receive certification. By compressing the workshop into two days, the amount of time an individual is absent from the agency is decreased.
• This program has been revised and updated! Current training methods including videos, role play, sample reports, among other techniques will be utilized.
• To ensure consistency, NJACP consulted with DHS’ OPIA (Office of Program Integrity & Accountability) to gain an understanding of their investigatory process, identify the most common reported incidents, and learn of investigations conducted where questionable practices or gaps in information has occurred.
Meet the Workshop Leader
Lori Tarke is a national platform speaker specializing in leadership training, team dynamics, and cultural competence, among many other credentials. As a result of conduction NJACP workshops for nearly five years, Lori has a well-founded understanding of the IDD world. She has conducted workshops and given keynote speeches for national associations, Fortune 500 companies, not for profit organizations and educational institutions. She has a BA in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Education.

** Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate. **

For more information, including registration deadlines, links and fees, please visit the NJACP website ( Or go directly to the workshop registration at:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office at 609-406-1400.

Member Resources Committee @ NJACP Office
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Chair: Terry McKeon, Executive Director, Special Homes of New Jersey.

If you have any questions or would like to participate in this committee please call 609-406-1400

Monthly Membership (9:30 Networking) @ NJACP Office
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Due to limited parking spaces at our office location, once the parking lot if full, please proceed to the first left immediately following the NJACP sign (Chief Wm. C. Forest Lane- There is also a sign to the Parks Service). Proceed a short distance down the road (before the curve in the road) and turn into a large parking lot adjacent to the soccer fields. You may walk out of the extra parking lot and use the brick walkway leading to the NJACP parking lot.

If you have any questions please call 609-406-1400