By providing training and technical assistance, the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) is helping to overcome these obstacles to justice. Since 1985, through what was called the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse, NDAA has been on the frontlines with child abuse professionals, providing quality training programs, immediate technical assistance on a substantive, trial-strategy level as well as on a research and meeting-defenses level. NDAA has consistently worked with leaders and subject matter experts in the field of child maltreatment to design and deliver education that produces broadly trained professionals in the field. Those professionals trained by NDAA are able to identify multiple forms of maltreatment as experienced by children and are able to respond appropriately.
Over the past 30 years, NDAA has enabled thousands of prosecutors and allied criminal justice professionals on both the juvenile and adult court level to better respond to child abuse. Children, as our most vulnerable victims, are unable to protect themselves and will always need highly trained and competent investigators, prosecutors, and allied professionals to work collaboratively and effectively to end their maltreatment. Providing competence and assistance to these frontline practitioners is the responsibility of NDAA.
While this project is no longer funded, NDAA retains many resources which are available to our members. Non-members are welcome to submit a request for materials, which NDAA will evaluate and determine if the item(s) can be released.