The Great Valley School District will host our signature seminar featuring speaker, Beth Pitts. “Keep Your Kids Safe” will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7pm at General Wayne Elementary School, 20 Devon Rd., Malvern PA 19355. The event is free. Adults only, please.
About the Presenter:
Ms. Pitts currently holds the position of Associate Director of Investigations for Swarthmore College. Prior to her employment with Swarthmore, Ms. Pitts was a Deputy District Attorney with the Chester County District Attorney’s Office where she worked for twenty years. Ms. Pitts supervised the Chester County District Attorney’s Office Child Abuse Unit for over a decade.
She graduated from Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) in 1983 with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts and a minor in Art Therapy. In 1993 she was awarded a J.D. from Widener University School of Law.
While with the District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Pitts prosecuted thousands of cases including first degree homicides, sexual assaults, white collar crimes and child abuse cases. In 2000 she became a member of the Chester County Child Abuse Unit which exclusively prosecutes child physical and sexual abuse cases. She successfully tried over 55 jury trials many of which were felony cases with child victims.
She has served as a guest lecturer on child abuse and Megan’s Law related topics at West Chester University, Wilmington College, and Alvernia University and was a member of the faculty for the Widener University School of Law trial advocacy program (ITAP). In 2009 Ms. Pitts was appointed Co-Director of the Chester County Children’s Advocacy Center. In 2010, Ms. Pitts became a faculty member of Pennsylvania ChildFirst forensic interview training program which instructs police officers, social workers, and prosecutors in child interviewing techniques.