National District Attorneys Association


National Conferences

NCPCA sponsors a series of in-depth national conferences and advanced trial advocacy courses for prosecutors and allied professionals. NCPCA outreach utilizes evidence based practices to train thousands of child abuse professionals on all aspects of the investigation and prosecution of child abuse.

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Investigating and Prosecuting
Abusive Head Trauma Cases

March 14 – 16, 2017, Louisville, KY
Summary | Flyer | Draft Agenda | Registration
Hotel Reservations




Investigating and Prosecuting Abusive Head Trauma Cases
March 14 – 16, 2017, Louisville, KY
Draft Agenda | Flyer | Registration
Hotel Reservations

Abusive head trauma cases are some of the most challenging cases handled by investigators and prosecutors alike. NDAA’s National Center For the Prosecution of Child Abuse (NCPCA) has developed a course to address these challenges from investigation through trial. Join colleagues from across the country and hear from leading experts who bring us the most current scientific, legal, and practical knowledge in this field.


Focus Areas

  • Investigating Abusive Head Trauma Cases
  • Current Medical Issues in Abusive Head Trauma Cases
  • Confessions and Admissions in AHT Investigations
  • Working with Experts and Professional Witnesses
  • Addressing the Defense Challenges
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Presenting Your Case to Jury
  • False Controversies and Overcoming Defenses

Who Should Attend
Homicide and child abuse prosecutors; any prosecutor who may encounter child death cases; multi-disciplinary team members interested in learning more about investigating and prosecuting Abusive Head Trauma cases.

The Brown Hotel
335 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202

Group rate of $134.00 subject to availability
Reservations (502) 209-7346

CLE: Anticipated CLE credits, including at least one Ethics hour, will be approximately 16 hours.

Eligibility: Open to lawyers in local, state, federal and military government attorneys’ offices. Recommended attendees are elected or appointed chief prosecutors, first assistants, chief deputies, and other executive-level personnel.

Course Tuition
Note early bird specials in white boxes

Member Cost until January 20, 2017


Non-Member Cost until January 20, 2017


Member Cost after January 20, 2017


Non-Member Cost after January 20, 2017


NDAA adheres to a policy of non-discrimination in admissions and administration. The first attendee from an office pays full tuition. Each additional attendee from the same office will receive a $50 discount. Attendees are responsible for all travel expenses. Registration fees are non-refundable. However, if you need to cancel your registration, the fees paid may be credited toward any other NDAA training in the coming twelve months from the date of cancellation.

Course Schedule
Registration begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 and the course concludes Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 4:00pm. A link to the draft agenda can be found at the top of this course description.


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