Animal Abuse

Child Abuse

NCPCA created this Online Learning Center for prosecutors. The center houses free online trainings regarding the best practices and procedures used in investigating and prosecuting child abuse cases. Currently, the center houses trainings on preparing children for court, digital evidence, corroborating evidence, the link between child abuse and animal abuse, and domestic minor sex trafficking. Soon new trainings in the form of audio podcasts, full length courses, and webinars will also be available.

Child Witnesses in Court

Digital Evidence

Digital Evidence in the Context of Child Sexual Exploitation Online.

The Authors of the above Online Courses, Ann Ratnayake J.D., and Justin Fitzsimmons J.D., Give Special Thanks to Marty Purselley of the Tarrant County DA’s Office for His Valuable Input.

Male Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse


Drugged Driving Video Series
Driving under the influence of drugs other than alcohol or drugs in combination with alcohol is now nearly as prevalent as driving under the influence of alcohol. The numbers of alcohol related fatalities continue on a slight downward trend while the number involving other drugs has been increasing rapidly.

To assist prosecutors and law enforcement officers the AAA foundation funded a grant that permitted the National Traffic Law Center to create a video series. These videos are intended to help prosecutors who are fairly new to the study of drugged driving to develop a basic understanding of the challenges they will face as they prosecute drivers impaired by drugs other than alcohol.

Hardcore Drunk Drivers

Hardcore drunk drivers, those who drive at high blood alcohol concentrations (0.15% or higher) or do so repeatedly as demonstrated by having more than one drunk driving arrest, are highly resistant to changing their behavior despite previous sanctions, treatment or education. They account for a disproportionate share of alcohol-related traffic fatalities each year.

Impaired driving cases are some of the most technically challenging and complex cases a prosecutor may face. These challenges only become more difficult when dealing with a hardcore drunk driver. These video presentations explore the issues facing prosecutors and others within the criminal justice system when dealing with these offenders.

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Part One: Overview of the Hardcore Drunk Driver
Understanding the shared characteristics of hardcore offenders is necessary before prosecutors can adequately deal with them.  This segment discusses those characteristics, the challenges faced within the judicial system in appropriately prosecuting them and dispelling myths about these offenders.

Part Two: Prosecutorial Considerations

Prosecutors must take an active role in dealing with hardcore offenders as effective prosecution cannot occur in a vacuum.  This segment discusses the ethical issues facing prosecutors, the importance of maintaining the integrity of the offenses charged and the differences between a traditional approach and a more effective comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach in dealing with hardcore drunk drivers.

Part Three: Effective Sanctions

Certain, consistent and coordinated sanctions are key to reducing hardcore drunk driving.  This segment discusses the effectiveness of pre-conviction terms and conditions, post-conviction sanctions and appropriate treatment to reduce recidivism and ultimately save lives.

Hardcore Drunk Driving Prosecutorial Guide: A Resource Outlining Prosecutorial Challenges, Effective Strategies and Model Programs

Hardcore drunk drivers are responsible for 68% of all drunk driving fatalities and are 380 times more likely to be involved in a crash. This monograph addresses the issues and challenges faced by prosecutors in handling cases again these hardcore offenders, encouraging a multidisciplinary approach in dealing with them while maintaining the integrity of impaired driving prosecutions, with the ultimate goal of preventing recidivism.


Project Safe Neighborhoods Webinar Series

Continuing Legal Education Credits
After the live webinar, you may request a Uniform Certificate of Attendance from NDAA that you can submit to your state bar for continuing legal education credits. You must be on the webinar for the full hour and must have your browser open to only the webinar (you cannot have any other screen open, including a screen to take notes) or we cannot verify your participation. Upon request, NDAA will verify your participation and send you the appropriate forms.

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