About CSAIA

About CSAIA

A message from our president

A message from our president

I am happy to see a new year and a new era of hope. 2020 was a tough challenge for not only our membership but for all of humanity. We all work the toughest jobs in fighting for justice and seeking healing, for our survivors of sexual assault and child abuse. This mission alone can test one’s abilities and can push us to the limits of personal well-being. Add to this a global pandemic and civil unrest and it is easy to feel the walls crumbling around us.

Through it all, I was inspired to see the professionalism, dedication, and resolve of our first responders, medical providers, detectives, and advocates/therapists. I felt uplifted to see the generosity of many of you and the selfless forms of sacrifice you made to help others. I felt proud to be associated with such a wonderful group of people who, faced with the most complex set of challenges I have ever seen in this industry, came through it all reliably and without compromise.

Despite the tough challenges we have all faced, your CSAIA Board of Directors has worked hard all year to bring you subject matter experts for the most current training and to push for legislative advocacy in supporting our mission. In addition to this work, we have upgraded our website and have laid the foundation for an effective virtual training platform. This year will be unique; a hybrid Spring Training Event involving both in-person and virtual attendance. As much as we would have preferred to see you all at a full conference, the pandemic has limited the amount of attendees we could safely host in person. Keep an eye out for upcoming, virtual training classes throughout the year!

This year is an election year for CSAIA! If you have ever wanted to get involved in our organization and support our mission, stay tuned for election information in the summer/fall. We would love to see you become part of our dedicated team in 2022!

As always, please stay safe and healthy and keep on keeping on!

Ryan Clark
President, CSAIA

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Our Mission Statement

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Our Mission Statement

The CSAIA exists to promote and increase constructive relationships between investigators throughout the state and nation in order to aid the rapid dissemination of information, as well as to form contacts and liaisons to further assist in the apprehension of offenders and the effective investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases.

The CSAIA advocates effective relationships between investigators and members of related discipline for the purpose of improving the team approach to cases to assure that victims receive the highest level of service and sensitivity and that offenders procure the maximum measure of the law.

The CSAIA encourages the ongoing development of progressive standards of training and qualifications for sexual assault investigators and members of related disciplines to assure the continuing improvement of effectiveness in the field.

The Association encourages and will actively support legislative changes, which promote the mission of the CSAIA.

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Our Mission Statement

The primary purpose of CSAIA is to provide high-quality training in the fields of sexual assault prevention, detection, investigation, evidence collection and analysis, prosecution, victim services and support, incarceration and treatment of offenders, offender monitoring, as well as other closely related areas.

The CSAIA exists to promote and increase constructive relationships between investigators throughout the state and nation in order to aid the rapid dissemination of information, as well as to form contacts and liaisons to further assist in the apprehension of offenders and the effective investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases.

The CSAIA advocates effective relationships between investigators and members of related disciplines for the purpose of improving the team approach to cases to assure that victims receive the highest level of service and sensitivity and that offenders procure the maximum measure of the law.

The CSAIA encourages the ongoing development of progressive standards of training and qualifications for sexual assault investigators and members of related disciplines to assure the continuing improvement of effectiveness in the field.

The Association encourages and will actively support legislative changes, which promote the mission of the CSAIA.

Meet Our Board Members

Ryan Clark

President

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office
5177 Camino Ruiz
Camarillo, CA. 93012

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Karla Beler

President Elect

Riverside Police Department
10540 Magnolia Ave #B
Riverside, CA 92505

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Karen Sherwood

Secretary

Northern California
HIDTA

P.O. Box 36102
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Marty Amaro

Treasurer

Glendora Police Department (Ret)
150 S Glendora Avenue.
Glendora CA 91741

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Sabrina M. Ostberg

Board Member

Butte County District Attorney’s Office
25 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

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Amber Fransik

Board Member

Riverside County District Attorney’s Office
3960 Orange St., Riverside, Ca. 92501

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Linda Richards

Board Member

Santa Clara County SART (Retired)
712 Bancroft Road #151
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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Steve Welch

Board Member

Riverside County DA’s Office (Ret.)
PO Box 89
Yucaipa, CA 92399

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Anthony (Tony) Holguin

Board Member

Fremont Police Department
2000 Stevenson Bl,
Fremont, Ca. 94537

GINA D'AQUILLA

Board Member

Medical Coordinator BSN, Sane-A, Sane-P
Forensic Examiner Program Coordinator
2176 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, Ca. 93001

Meet Our Board Members

Ryan Clark

President

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office
5177 Camino Ruiz
Camarillo, CA. 93012

Contact

Karla Beler

President Elect

Riverside Police Department
10540 Magnolia Ave #B
Riverside, CA 92505

Contact

Karen Sherwood

Secretary

Northern California
HIDTA

P.O. Box 36102
San Francisco, CA 94102

Contact

Marty Amaro

Treasurer

Glendora Police Department (Ret)
150 S Glendora Avenue.
Glendora CA 91741

Contact

Sabrina M. Ostberg

Board Member

Butte County District Attorney’s Office
25 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Contact

Amber Fransik

Board Member

Riverside County District Attorney’s Office
3960 Orange St., Riverside, Ca. 92501

Contact

Linda richards

Board Member

Santa Clara County SART (Retired)
712 Bancroft Road #151
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Contact

Steve Welch

Board Member

Riverside County DA’s Office (Ret.)
PO Box 89
Yucaipa, CA 92399

Contact

Anthony (tony) Holguin

Board Member

Fremont Police Department
2000 Stevenson Bl,
Fremont, Ca. 94537

Contact

Gina D'Aquilla

Board Member

Medical Coordinator BSN, Sane-A, Sane-P
Forensic Examiner Program Coordinator
2176 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, Ca. 93001

Contact