Unidentified Bodies Inquest Program
Join us in Corpus Christi on March 27th and 28th for an in-depth workshop on how to handle unidentified bodies during inquests.
Deaths in Texas jurisdictions may overwhelm local resources, including the ability to manage the dead and perform transnational identifications. Nonetheless, there is a standard duty of care that must be provided to all deceased persons.
This training for Justices of the Peace (JPs) is intended to assist authorities in adequately responding to deaths, particularly for migrants, and providing them with the necessary tools during surges in deaths.
March 27th and 28th in Corpus Christi at the Omni Corpus Christi
Registration is FREE. One night at the hotel is provided FREE.
Who can register?
All justices of the peace who conduct inquests. A certain number of seats have been reserved for justices of the peace in South and West Texas who according to state records have the highest number of unidentified bodies.
Click the drop down boxes below for more information on the agenda.
Monday, March 27th
Registration and lunch begin at 12:00 p.m.
The program starts at 1:00 p.m. and goes to 5:00 p.m.
Dinner is on your own.
Tuesday, March 28th
Breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m.
The program begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m.
Download the handouts before the program.
Powerpoint handouts are listed below. If a powerpoint isn't available yet, we will email it to you after the program.
- Decedent Documentation
- FACTS Transfer of Custody
- Justice of the Peace Authorization
- Photography Basics
- PhotoLog Template
- Resource List for JPs
- TMORT Assessment
- UHR Samples - blank
Reference Guides. These handouts are large books with 75+ pages. You do not need to print these but we are providing links so that you can access at anytime.
What night is included? Can I have an additional night?
Registration for this program includes Monday night, March 27th and is FREE.
For participants who are traveling from long distances, we may be able to book you a room for Sunday night, March 26th but it's on a first come-first served basis.
Any additional room nights will be on your own.
Does this program cost money?
No, this program has no registration fee and includes one night free at the hotel.
Lunch will be provided on Monday, March 27th and breakfast will be provided on Tuesday, March 28th.
Does this program count for judicial education hours?
Yes! This program will qualify for 8 hours of civil training.
Who can attend?
This program is open to all judges, including new judges, who conduct inquests.
If you have additional questions, please contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org.