A Private Investigator may initially be more important to protecting your's and your child's rights than an attorney,
 because it's the evidence that is collected that makes the case.
Resume of John D. Hiatt., M.A.
M.A. Degree, Social Psychology,
California State University at Humboldt

B.A. Degree, Psychology
California State University at Humboldt

Police Academy,
College of the Redwoods

Emergency Medical Technician certification,
Folsom Lake College
Child Protective Services Academies I & II,
University of California at Davis

Adult Protective Services certification,
State of California, Dept. of Social Services

Court Appointed Special Advocate
Academy, Washoe County, Nevada

Paralegal Certification
University of Nevada at Reno
Investigated child maltreatment

Interviewed victims and witnesses, including forensic interviews

Wrote and served warrants

Collected evidence

Analyzed facts and determined findings

Wrote and presented petitions and reports to the juvenile court

Provided accurate testimony

Oversaw out of home placements

Developed and oversaw Case Plans to their conclusions

Entered persons into the Child Abuse Central Index (CACI) and responded to appeals

Approved homes for relative, foster, and guardianship care

Handled Interstate Compacts on the Placement of Children (ICPC)

Responded to Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) requirements

Trained with other agencies on responses to Child Abductions (stranger, family, and international) and Drug Endangered Children
Progressed from dispatch to jail to patrol assignments

Responded to crimes in progress, calls for assistance, and agency assists

Investigated adult and juvenile crimes

Interviewed victims and witnesses and collected evidence

Made both misdemeanor and felony arrests

Wrote reports and testified in court

Attended the Advanced Child Abuse Academy and participated on a Multi-Disciplinary Team

Founded a boys residential and treatment facility for court involved youth based upon Master's Thesis findings

Treatment program included a physically and psychologically challenging wilderness program

Assessed clients entering the program with serious behavioral issues

Developed treatment plans and assured they were effectively carried out

Worked with clients and their families to mitigate the issues that required client's out-of-home care

Represented clients in special education, suspension, and expulsion matters

Wrote court reports and testified in court


Child Protective Services--
Law Enforcement--
Director, Social Service Agency--
Served as Safety Director for several large self-insured industrial entities

Investigated serious industrial accidents including fatalities

Collected evidence and determined probable causation

Worked with clients to implement organizational changes aimed at prevention

Testified in court, including as an Expert Witness

Co-authored a safety and workers' compensation claims manual that received national industrial use

Industrial Accident Investigations--
Licensed foster parent, 20 years

Emergency Medical Technician, 20 years

Licensed and experienced private pilot and aircraft owner

Excellent photographer

Long term student of Dependency case law

Student of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)


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