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COVID-19 NOTICE: 

To our members and colleagues

We are committed to continue providing training and support services 
to our members and clients as we fight the spread of the coronavirus. While current classes have been suspended for the next two weeks, our Distance Learning programs are ongoing and a 
viable alternative to on site training. 

However, in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and clients we have closed access to our office.  While we are still working from our offices and remotely, we ask that clients communicate with us 
via email or by telephone.  

Thank you for your cooperation.  

Brandon Perron, CCDI, CFI-FTER
National Director 
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CANCELLED  
2020 CDITC CRIMINAL DEFENSE 
INVESTIGATION ACADEMY


The 2020 CDITC Academy, June 1-5, 2020, Jensen Beach, Florida has been cancelled due to COVID-19. 
Welcome to the
Criminal Defense Investigation
Training Council (CDITC) 
Brandon A. Perron,CCDI National Director

The objective of the CDITC is 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. The CDITC methodology and philosophy is the result of over 23 years of research and development.  Our programs and curriculum have been developed in concert with public defender agencies, colleges & universities, professional law & investigation associations and top professional criminal defense investigators from across the nation. 


We are honored to have the finest public defender investigators and private investigators in the nation among our ranks!  

 

The 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?

The Mission and History 
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2020 Training Schedule


Public Defender Investigator Training Program


Classes forming - get your name on the list for the next class!


The 10-12 month tuition free training program is hosted and sponsored by the Public Defender, 19th Judicial Circuit, State of Florida.  The program is open to residents of the 19th Judicial Circuit including St. Lucie, Martin, Okeechobee and Indian River Counties. The program combines classroom instruction focused upon the Component Method of Criminal Defense Investigation & Case Management, Homicide Investigaiton, Sex Crimes Investigation, and Surveillance.  Participants are required to attend classes every other Tuesday at the Fort Pierece office and are also assigned to the investigations division. Intern investigators are assigned field investigations within their county of residence and are required to conduct intake interviews of defendants at the county jail 2-3 days a week. Training offered satisfies the Academic Requirements of the Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator (CCDI) designation.  Visit: http://www.pd19.org/investigator-interns.html


United States Marine Corps - Defense Services Organization


February 4


CDITC National Director Brandon Perron will be delivering 8 hours of intensive Component Method of Criminal Defense & Case Management Training to the United States Marine Corps Defense Services Organization - “Marines Defending Marines". February 4th, Marine Corps Air Station Mirimar, San Diego, CA. Participants will include Legal Investigators supporting the effort to represent Marine Corps personnel.


Successfully Delivered! 


CDITC National Criminal Defense Investigation Academy - Florida


June 1-5 - Cancelled - Distance Learning Offered


5 day, 40-hour Criminal Defense Investigation Academy  at the Marriott Courtyard on the Beach, Jensen Beach, Hutchinson Island, Florida.  The program  of instruction involves lecture and media based training in general session.  Training offered to satisfy the Academic Requirements of the Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator (CCDI).   Review the complete program and curricullum on the Academy page. 


New Mexico Public Defender 


June 15-16 - Converted to Distance Learning


CDITC Director Brandon Perron, CCDI, CFI-FTER will be delivering training on June 6-7, 2019 to the investigative staff of the New Mexico Public Defender, Albuquerque, NM.  The 2 days of training will deliver a course of instruction in Forensic Interviewing: The FTER Method.



2019 Training Schedule


Federal Public Defenders of San Diego, Inc. 


January 23-25


CDITC Director Brandon Perron, CCDI, CFI-FTER will deliver training on January 23-25 to the investigative staff of the Federal Public Defender, San Diego, CA.  The 3 days of training will include the Component Method of Criinal Defense Investigation & Case Management and Forensic Interviewing - The FTER Method. 


Successfully Delivered 



Florida Association of Licensed Investigator - Annual Conference


May 4


CDITC Director Brandon Perron, CCDI, CFI-FTER and Amy Perron, CCDI, Chief Investigator for the Public Defender, 19th Judicial Circuit, will be delivering a lecture on May 4th at the FALI Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.  The session will address Difficult & Uncooperative Witnesses - Strategies for Success.


Successfully Delivered


California Association of Licensed Investigator - Annual Conference 


May 30 - June 1


Pre-Conference Seminar:  CDITC National Director Brandon A. Perron, CCDI, CFI-FTER will deliver an accelerated one day Forensic Interviewing Course.  The program will introduce Forensic Testimonial Evidence Recovry - The FTER Method to provide participants the opportunity to pursue the CFI-FTER designation.  For more information: https://www.cali-pi.org/2019-annual-conference


Successfully Delivered. 


New Mexico Public Defender 

 

June 5-7


CDITC Director Brandon Perron, CCDI, CFI-FTER will be delivering training on June 6-7, 2019 to the investigative staff of the New Mexico Public Defender, Albuquerque, NM.  The 2 days of training will deliver the Component Method of Criminal Defense Investigation & Case Management Technology.


Successfully Delivered.



Modern Day Investigations Seminar 


June 27-28


Don’t miss this High Powered Training Event! Modern Day Investigations Conference - Miami , Florida June 27-29, 2019. CDITC National Director Brandon Perron will join fellow experts Jay Marin and Michelle Stuart to deliver next generation techniques and methodologies. Elevate your level of play.  Call 786-332-6300 for more information. 


Successfully Delivered.



Florida Public Defender Association Summer Conference


August 1


CDITC Forensic Science Investigation Instructor Brad Perron, CCDI, CFSI, CFI-FTER will deliver one day of intensive Forensic Applications for the Criminal Defense Investigator Training to Florida Public Defender Investigators, Daytona Beach, Florida.


Successfully Delivered. 




United States Marine Corps, Defense Services Organization


August 12-14


CDITC National Director Brandon Perron will be delivering three days of intensive Component Method of Criminal Defense & Case Management Training to the United States Marine Corps Defense Services Organization - “Marines Defending Marines". August 12-14th, Camp Lejuene, NC. Participants will include JAG officers and Legal Investigators supporting the effort to represent Marine Corps personnel.


Successfully Delivered. 


CDITC National Criminal Defense Investigation Academy - Florida


September 9-13


5 day, 40-hour Criminal Defense Investigation Academy  at the Marriott Courtyard on the Beach, Jensen Beach, Hutchinson Island, Florida.  The program  of instruction involves lecture and media based training in general sessions and lead breakout teams in hands-on training.  Training offered to satisfy the Academic Requirements of the Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator (CCDI) and Certified Forensic Science Investigator (CFSI ) designations. Special one day Death Investigation Course to be presented by Dean Beers, CCDI, CFI-FTER, CFSI, CLI. 


Successfully Delivered. 


PUBLIC DEFENDER, 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, STATE OF FLORIDA, Tallahassee, Florida 


November 7-8


CDITC Director Brandon Perron, CCDI, CFI-FTER will be delivering training on Nov 7-8, 2019 in Tallahassee, FL at the JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION COMMISSION, 227 N Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL 3230. The program is hosted by the Public Defender Andy Thomas, 2nd Judicial Circuit and his investigative staff.  Public Defender Investigators from across the state of Florida and Georgia will be in attendance. The 2 days of training will deliver the Component Method of Criminal Defense Investigation & Case Management Technology.  Contact Chief Investigator Chris Ellrich for more information at chris.ellrich@flpd2.com


Successfully Delivered

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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. and the Untied States Marine Corps, Defense Services Organization.

First Graduating Class- United States Marine Corps, CDITC Component Method of Criminal Defense Investigation and Case Management Certification. 

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The CDITC maintains a You Tube channel reflecting a variety of videos regarding criminal defense investigation 

TESTIMONIALS

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:


  1. United States Department of Defense (DOD) - US Military Office of Chief Defense Counsel
  2. United States Marine Corps - Defense Services Organization
  3. United States Navy - Defense Services Office 
  4. United States Government - Federal Public Defender
  5. National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
  6. State of Virginia - Department of Criminal Justice Services
  7. State of Colorado - Public Defender Office                          
  8. State of Illinois, Cook County Public Defender - Chicago, IL         
  9. State of Connecticut - Public Defender, Quinnipiac Law School
  10. State of Indiana - Public Defender - Indianapolis, IN
  11. State of Ohio - Public Defender
  12. Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy - Frankfort, KY
  13. State of Minnesota -  Public Defender
  14. State of Iowa, Public Defender
  15. State of Florida 2nd Judicial Circuit Public Defender, Tallahasee, FL
  16. State of Florida, 4th Judicial Circuit, Public Defender, Jacksonville, FL
  17. State of Florida 5th Judicial Circuit Public Defender, Ocala, FL
  18. State of Florida 8th Judicial Circuit Public Defender, Gainesville, FL
  19. State of Florida 9th Judicial Circuit Public Defender - Orlando, FL
  20. State of Florida, 11th Judicial Circuit Public Defender - Miami, FL
  21. State of Florida, 13th Judicial Circuit Public Defender - Tampa, FL
  22. State of Florida 19th Judicial Circuit Public Defender - Fort Pierce, FL
  23. State of Florida, 4th District, Regional Conflict Counsel
  24. State of Missouri, Public Defender
  25. State of Wisconsin, Public Defender
  26. State of Massachusetts, CPCS Committee for Public Counsel Services
  27. State of Georgia, Public Defender
  28. State of North Carolina, Public Defender
  29. State of Arizona, Public Defender
  30. State of Louisiana, Public Defender
  31. New York State Defender Association, New York Public Defender
  32. State of New York Public Defender Association
  33. Ontario County Public Defender, State of New York
  34. State of Arkansas, Public Defender Commission
  35. State of South Dakota - Public Defender
  36. State of New Mexico - Public Defender


Professional Association Partners & Participants:
 
  1. NDIA - National Defender Investigator Association
  2. NAIS - National Association of Investigative Specialists
  3. TCDLA - Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  4. FAPD - Florida Association of Public Defenders
  5. NALI - National Association of Legal Investigators
  6. PAWLI - Professional Association of Wisconsin Licensed Investigators
  7. SCALI - South Carolina Association of Licensed Investigators
  8. LPDAM - Licensed Private Detectives Association of Massachusetts
  9. FALI - Florida Association of Licensed Investigators
  10. TALI - Texas Association of Licensed Investigators
  11. CALI - California Association of Licensed Investigators
  12. NCAPI - North Carolina Association of Private Investigators
  13. CALPI - Connecticut Association of Private Detectives
  14. GAPPI - Georgia Association of Professional Private Investigators
  15. IAPI - Iowa Association of Professional Investigators
  16. MCPI - Michigan Council of Private Investigators
  17. INSPI - Indiana Society of Professional Investigators
  18. SDBA - South Dakota Bar Association
  19. PPIAC - Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado 
 
 

Educational Institutions

 
Boston University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Northeastern University
Roger Williams College
Quinnipiac Law School
City College
Indian River State College
Kaiser University
 
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

 

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