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Prosecuting Sexual Assault
August 14-18, 2017
Long Beach, CA
Tentative Agenda | Registration | Hotel Reservations

Sexual assault cases are some of the most difficult cases prosecutors, law enforcement, victim witness professionals, and members of the prosecution team will handle.  They raise countless emotions from a multitude of individuals.   The press is inundated with stories of social media and its impact on these cases; witness intimidation/ recantation; safety issues on college campuses; sex trade trafficking; as well as backlash against the victims.  With the complexities of victim dynamics, the absence of eyewitness corroboration, lack of scientific evidence, delayed reporting, the misuse of technology by defendants for spying and stalking victims, as well as the myriad of artful defense claims, these cases challenge traditional prosecution strategies and also test law enforcement protocols and policy.  Swift evidence identification and collection is crucial for prosecution and law enforcement.

It is vital that the victim’s fears, anxiety and safety concerns are given priority beginning at the investigative and charging stages as well as during the pendency of defendant’s case.  It is equally as important that an accurate evaluation and assessment of needs be made as to ensure the provision of essential services for the victim during the pendency of the case as well as post sentencing. 
To assist prosecutors, law enforcement and victim-witness personnel successfully meet these challenges; the National District Attorneys Association presents the Prosecuting Sexual Assaults and Related Crimes course.  

The program’s tentative topics include 

  • Stopping Victim Blaming Behavior
  • Trauma Informed Interviewing
  • Manner Of Death: Sexual Assault Homicides
  • Cross Examination of Defendants and Their Experts
  • Aggressive Motions Practice
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Sexortion
  • Overcoming the Consent Defense
  • The Impact of Crawford on Sexual Assault Trials
  • Witness Intimidation Issues
  • Alcohol and Drug Induced Rape
  • Sexual Serial Killers
  • Sexual Assault and the Military
  • Innovative Initiatives for College Campuses
  • Sexual Assaults of Elders and Individuals with Disabilities : Unique Issues
  • Cyber Stalking
  • Human Trafficking – Sex Trade Trafficking
  • The Visual Trial
  • Jury Selection Issues
  • Intimate Partner Sexual Assault
  • Electronic Evidence
  • Paraphilia and Mental Health
  • Ethics & Professionalism

Prosecutors, Victim Advocates, Law enforcement and other members of the prosecution team.

Renaissance Hotel
111 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802

Close proximity  to everything the city offers! the downtown scene — art, culture, shopping, nightlife, or whatever stirs your soul! Walking distance to the beach, water and area attractions. Just minutes to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, The Pike at Rainbow Harbor, Carnival Cruise Terminal and Catalina Island terminal. 

Easy freeway access for trips to Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and Universal Studios. Shopping, restaurants and entertainment options are just steps from the hotel.


  • $158- Single/ Double/Triple/Quad
  • ALL Rates – are subject to 15% TAX  and a $ 0.98 daily CA Tourism Assessment Fee
  • Room rate includes: Complimentary Basic Wi-Fi access and complimentary Health Club entry for all overnight attendees.

Self $22.00, Valet $28.00
(In and out privileges will be extended to overnight guests).
Please note parking rate and taxes are subject to change without notice.

Check-in time is 4pm and checkout time is 11am

Hotel Cut Off date is: July 23, 2017

To secure your room reservation:
You may guarantee your reservation by using a major credit card or first night’s deposit.

The Queen Mary —2 miles away
Get an up close and personal look at the Queen Mary with an exciting guided tour. Learn about the ship's groundbreaking construction and royal launch as the most luxurious and technologically advanced ocean liner at the time, to her duty as a troopship during WWII, to her golden days of the 1950s, to her earning the nickname, the "haunted ship".

Aquarium of the Pacific — .6 miles away
The Aquarium of the Pacific is a fun and educational experience for adults and  families. There are 11,000 animal exhibits with numerous opportunities for up-close encounters.  They also offer Harbor Tours, a 4D film experience, family festivals, a variety of children’s educational programs, birthday parties, summer and winter camps, sleepovers, and more.

Shoreline Village and Marina
Walking distance from the Renaissance . A boardwalk with a variety of restaurants, shops, activities for all ages. The  Passport, a free shuttle bus service, connects Shoreline Village to the downtown area every 12 minutes. The route links Shoreline Village to the Aquarium of the Pacific, all major hotels, The Queen Mary and the Metro Blue Line.

East Village Arts District — 2 miles away  
An energetic mix of trendy shops, galleries & the Long Beach Performing Arts Center

Area Beaches
Long Beach 0.3 miles
Seal Beach 5 miles
Huntington Beach 8 miles

Area Activities
Bike Rentals and Trails
Jet Skiing
Jogging/Fitness Trail
Water Skiing


TRANSPORTATION – Three nearby airports
Long Beach Airport (Closest)
Taxi: 10-15 min taxi ride — approximately $20

Los Angeles International Airport
Taxi: 45 min — approximately $60
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE – Hotel recommends Super Shuttle 1-800-258-3826

John Wayne — Orange Country Airport
Taxi- approximately $65
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE – Hotel recommends Super Shuttle 1-800-258-3826

Anticipated CLE credits will be approximately 20 hours, including at least one hour of Ethics.  Questions regarding CLE can be directed to

Course Tuition – includes admission and course materials
Note early bird specials in white boxes

Member Cost until June 14, 2017


Non-Member Cost until June 14, 2017


Member Cost after June 14, 2017


Non-Member Cost after June 14, 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.
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.

Travel Services
HERTZ offers special discounts — refer to the NDAA Corporate Discount (CPD) Number 1572962.

Course Schedule
On-site registration and Check–in will be held Monday, August 14 at 8am;
Class Begins at 8:30am.
The Course concludes Friday, August 18 at 11:30 am.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at (703) 549-9222 or email or

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