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Indiana prosecuting attorneys attend boot camp, refresher course

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Prosecuting attorneys from across Indiana are in the city to learn valuable tools to do their jobs. 
Call the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council's  annual winter conference a boot camp for new prosecuting attorneys and a refresher course for attorneys already on the job.

New to the mix is 33-year-old Aureola Wright.  She made history as Martin County's newly elected prosecutor. "I'm the first woman ever elected in our county." Wright said. 

Wright was one of 29 new Indiana prosecutors the conference. 

"It's nerd heaven!" Wright said. "I love it!" 

Wright and hundreds of people from across Indiana will be immersed in five days of intense training. They will dive into data and learn how to work with the courts and how to budget. They also will discover some of the best ways to handle domestic violence cases and to work with victims, and how to deal with narcotics investigations and prosecutions. 

David Powell, executive director of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council, said Tuesday, "It's learning by fire hose. Our goal is to expose them as much as we can to the issues they're going to face in the office day to day. And, try to let them know, we're here to help as a resource. They have each other to call, so relationships will be made this week." 

Hendricks County Prosecutor-elect, Loren Delp spent 13 years prosecuting cases. Still, he's learning tangible, valuable information. 

"Really learning about how to get people paid, how to keep the lights on, working with the community law enforcement personnel," Delp said. "Building on those relationships. Those are invaluable things I've learned here at the Prosecutor's conference." 

The conference runs through Thursday. 

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