Uniting Children's Advocacy Centers
One Voice, One Child, One Big Difference

New Conference Location and Date

February 15-16, 2023
Best Western Plus GranTree Inn – Bozeman, Montana

You must register to access the lodging scholarship application


Conference Topics

  • Forensic Investigative Techniques – The 12 Elements of the Successful Forensic Investigation©
  • Interviews in Child Physical Abuse – Details, Do’s, & Don’ts
  • Timeline Development – A Visual Tool to Prove Your Case
  • Medical Evaluation and Diagnosis of AHT
  • Cognitive Biases in AHT Cases
  • Drug Endangered Children

2023 Presenter Line Up

Bonnie Armstrong, E.D.

Bonnie Armstrong is Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Shaken Baby Alliance, a national organization based in Fort Worth, Texas. In this capacity, she served as the Lead Consultant for the Serious Physical Child Abuse and SIDS Advanced Investigation Program and Regional Training Institutes. Bonnie led a multidisciplinary team of professionals in the development of curriculum and training programs focused on the forensic investigation of child physical abuse that are presented across the United States and Canada. 

Antoinette Laskey, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP

Dr. Laskey is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine and the division chief of the Center for Safe and Healthy Families at Primary Children’s Hospital. She is the fellowship director of the Child Abuse Pediatrics fellowship at the University of Utah and the Medical Director of the Children’s Justice Centers of Utah. 

Nickalas Buciuman, BS, United States Probation Officer

Nickalas Buciuman is as a United States Probation Officer assigned to the Billings, Montana Office. Nick investigates cybercrimes and drug endangered children crimes. He is one of 3 trainers in his agency on Drug Endangered Children. He has worked in criminal justice and law enforcement since 2015. 

Scott Fisher, MPO, Great Falls Police Department

Scott Fisher is a Master Police Officer and Drug Endangered Detective with the Great Falls Police Department. He is a Member of the Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force and a member of the Drug-Endangered Children Alliance. 

Lodging Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships will be available.
Priority will be given to members of the Children’s Alliance of Montana.

Scholarship recipients must make their own room reservations as scholarships will be provided on a reimbursement basis. 

If you are interested in applying for a lodging scholarship to attend the Children’s Justice Conference, please complete the lodging scholarship portion of the registration form. 

Scholarship applications are due January 13th, 2023


Participants are responsible for arranging and paying for their lodging during the conference. CAM will only reimburse for lodging that is at or below the Bozeman GSA rate ( $151.00 plus tax/night). CAM cannot reimburse for lodging that is over $151.00 plus tax/night. A deposit may be required at the time of the reservation. 

Room blocks available under the name Children’s Justice Conference at the following places: 


Coleen Magera Children’s Champion Award

Coleen Magera was a leader and a true champion for children in Montana. Coleen was a founding member of the Children’s Alliance of Montana, the County Attorney in Powder River, Custer and Sander County. Coleen exemplified teamwork and founded Sarah’s Place Child Advocacy Center in Sanders County.

The Coleen Magera Children’s Champion award is a platform to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of professionals working as part of a multidisciplinary team in Montana.

  • Any professional can make a nomination. Any professional can make multiple nominations.
  • Nominations can be made for:
    • an individual professional (Law Enforcement, CPS, VA, Prosecutor, FI, Medical or MH)
    • a group of MDT professionals – multiple professionals who collaborated on a case.
    • A multidisciplinary team

Nominate a team member by January 20th.
Nominee’s will be notified by February 1, 2023.

Please email nominations to Brenda George – director@childrensalliancemt.org

This training event is sponsored by the Children’s Alliance of Montana and the MCSART Program of the Montana Department of Justice Special Services Bureau

For more information, contact Dani Peterson at training@childrensalliancemt.org.