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Child Abuse Prosecution

Preparing a Child for Trial
April 16-19, 2018, San Diego, CA
Registration | Hotel | Agenda

Whether a child is your victim or your eyewitness, you must investigate and prepare for trial differently. We will look at the issues that confront investigators, forensic interviewers, and prosecutors when faced with a case involving a child. These issues to help you build your case: medical and visual diagnosis of child abuse, childhood developmental delays, forensic interviewing, unique defenses, building corroboration, and special considerations around child pornography and trafficking. 

Tentative Topics Include

    • Medical and visual diagnosis of child abuse
    • How to handle defense experts
    • Finding and building corroboration
    • Pre-trial motions
    • The child’s developmental delays in interview and in trial prep
    • Special considerations in trafficking and teen girls
    • Interviewing the child abuse suspect
    • On-scene interviews to the complex investigation
    • Working with the victim’s family

            And more. . .

Course Information

CLE: Anticipated CLE credits will be 15 hours including 1 hour of ethics. NDAA will apply for CLE credit in California, Virginia, Tennessee, and Ohio. All other states ​will ​require ​the ​attorney ​to ​self-submit ​using ​their ​uniform ​certificate provided at the conclusion of the course. Questions regarding CLE can be directed to our Registrar and Course Coordinator, Stephanie Weston at

Eligibility: Open to lawyers in local, state, tribal, federal and military government attorneys’ offices, paralegals who work in these offices, investigators and law enforcement officers who work in prosecutors’ offices or with the local law enforcement agency.

Course Tuition:  includes admission and course materials
Note early bird specials in white box.

Member Cost until March 9, 2018


Non-Member Cost until March 9, 2018


Member Cost after March 9, 2018


Non-Member Cost after March 9, 2018


Special Discounts

  • The first attendee from an office pays full tuition; each additional attendee from the same office will receive a $50 discount when registered at the same time.
  • Multidisciplinary teams of three or more disciplines will receive a $50 discount on all registrations. Please email Stephanie Weston with your team members' contact information in order to receive the discount.
  • All active military members will receive a 10% discount on the course registration. Military members are not eligible for the $50 team 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 within twelve months from the date of the original cancellation.

Tentative Course Schedule
On Site Registration: 9:15am Monday, April 16, 2018
Orientation: 9:45am Monday, April 16, 2018
Conclusion: 12:15pm Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-291-2900

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina welcomes you to the city's vibrant downtown district with award-winning service and an unbeatable location. You'll find our hotel right on the waterfront, with stunning views of the harbor and the Bay; San Diego Airport is just a few moments away as well. They offer close proximity to popular attractions including the San Diego Zoo, Petco Park, and the Gaslamp Quarter.

Hotel Rates
NDAA's room group rate block is full but limited Deluxe rooms are available at $187.
Room rate includes:

  • Complimentary Airport Shuttle (more details can be found HERE)
  • Daily Resort Charge will be waived for all attendees with reservations in the group block. All amenities offered in the daily Resort Charge will be available for purchase.
  • Complimentary access to Hotel’s Fitness Center
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms
  • Group rate is available 3 days pre and 3 days post conference, based on hotel availability

Rooms will be guaranteed by the guests’ major credit card for first night’s deposit.
The deposit becomes non-refundable or the credit card will be charged if the guest does not arrive or cancels after 72 hours prior to arrival.

See hotel reservation link at the top of this page.

San Diego International Airport (SAN) .9 miles
Uber fares are estimated at $10-11 (one-way)
Taxi fares are estimated at $10 (one-way)

There are plenty of passions to pursue in San Diego. We invite you to step outside of your comfort zone and explore new activities while you're here. You might just find that discovering a new pursuit is an adventure in itself.   

Further questions about the course? Contact course director Kristi Browning: or project coordinator/registrar Stephanie Weston: 


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