Violence Against Women

The National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women (NCPVAW) exists to serve prosecutors, other members of the criminal justice system, as well as other allied professionals as they strive to deliver justice to all survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence irrespective of age, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, or economic status, studies. However, studies support the fact that the majority of the victims are females.

NDAA’s mission is to educate and create awareness of the devastating impact caused by domestic violence to all victims. For over a decade, NDAA has worked collaboratively with the Office on Violence Against Women serving on national working groups, developing training programs, creating publications and compilations. An expert on this subject, NDAA offers training courses on this subject throughout the year.


For the latest resources, visit our publications page.

Upcoming Trainings

Prosecuting Sexual Assault and Related Violent Crimes

Sexual assault cases are some of the most difficult cases.

Domestic Violence

Investigating, Prosecuting and Providing Essential and Meaningful Victim Resources

Deconstructing Death: Trial Techniques and Strategies in Homicide Cases

  • We host national training events, including the Annual National Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Domestic Violence and the Prosecuting Sexual Assault Cases Course.
  • We can design and provide hands-on trial advocacy training geared towards developing and fine tuning litigation skills for prosecutors who handle sex crimes and domestic violence / dating violence and stalking cases.
  • We provide training at state and local conferences on subjects that are relevant to the jurisdictions, expertly delivered by experienced and tested trial and appellate prosecutors as well as scientific and medical experts.
  • We design and conduct multi-day state and local trainings, in consultation with our hosts, to address the needs expressed by the jurisdiction and audience type.
  • We provide resources on topics relevant to the prosecution of sexual assault, domestic violence, domestic violence in late life, dating violence, stalking and cyber stalking.
  • We provide case consultation for prosecutors, advocates and law enforcement, including consultations on jury selection (and the writing of jury selection questions), theme development, trial visuals, cross-examination of defense witnesses, assisting with expert witness identification and location and witness preparation. We also advise prosecutors regarding the screening of cases, filing of charges, and offering of plea agreements.
  • For over 10 years NDAA has maintained a Yahoo group listserv (currently managed by Candace Mosley) in which prosecutors can exchange ideas, thoughts on trial strategies, information on experts, or anything that contributes to the prosecutorial profession. The group currently consists of nearly 1,600 prosecutors from all over the world, but mostly within the United States. This listserv is open to all prosecutors and law enforcement personnel. Email Candace Mosley to join.
  • We assist prosecutors in addressing the media, both with case specific questions and when addressing issues of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking.

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