Achieving Justice for the Silent Victim: A Course in Abusive Head Trauma

September 12 - 15, 2022

Salt Lake City, UT

Child abuse cases are some of the most difficult cases to prosecute and investigate. Child victims usually cannot relay what happened to them, the medical evidence can be overwhelming, and these cases are often heavily litigated in court. The successful investigation and prosecution of abusive head trauma cases requires knowledge, collaboration, and diligence. Join the NDAA for a three- and one-half-day intensive course dedicated solely to abusive head trauma.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Understanding the medical evidence
  • Managing the effective investigation of an abusive head trauma case
  • How to work with your Multidisciplinary Team
  • Understanding the medical literature
  • Effective preparation and direct examination of your child abuse expert
  • Pre-trial motion practice
  • Trial considerations
  • How to deal with the defense expert
  • Charging and disposition considerations
  • Prosecutor well-being


NDAA Member: $745

Non-member: $895

NDAA adheres to a policy of non-discrimination in admissions and administration.

*Course tuition includes admission and course materials.

Limited Number of Tuition Scholarships available.

Interested in a scholarship? Apply now!
The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), with the assistance of the American College of Trial Lawyers Foundation, is able to provide tuition assistance for Prosecutors who would like to attend our courses. Please find information regarding scholarship eligibility and the application process here.

Tuition must be paid in full prior to the first day of the course. You will not be admitted if you have an outstanding balance. If you would like to make a payment on-site, please see the Program Director upon arrival.

Payments may be made by check, money order or credit card.

Make check(s) payable to NDAA, please list your invoice number on the memo line and send the payment to:

National District Attorneys Association
PO Box 1449
Maryland Heights, MO 63043-0149

For efficient processing, checks are sent to a bank lockbox.

**To obtain an invoice, please register for the course and select “check/money order” on the payment screen.

NDAA Cancellation, Refund & Substitution Policy:

Please submit all requests to NDAA in writing via email to All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made 30 calendar days prior to the first day of the NDAA event to receive a full refund. Full refunds cannot be approved for requests received after this date. Should you need to cancel your registration less than 30 days but more than 14 days before the event, a 75% refund will be granted with a written request. NDAA regrets that refunds/credit will not be given for cancellations within 14 days of the event or for no-shows. However, substitutions are gladly accepted at any time. Should another office member want to attend the course in your place please contact Training credit must be applied to a new registration prior to September 30, 2022.

*NDAA reserves the right to update this policy on an as-needed basis.

For more information on NDAA’s policies and procedures, including our Code of Conduct, please visit our Policies page.

Anticipated CLE credits will be 21.50 hours.

NDAA has applied for CLE credit in Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia based on state requirements and guidelines. All other attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar for more information. At the conclusion of the course and after completion of the electronic evaluation survey, all attendees will receive a uniform continuing education certificate that they may use to report their continuing education hours to their state bar or reporting agency. Questions regarding CLE can be directed to Senior Project Coordinator, Courtney Jan at

This course is suitable for any prosecutor seeking to gain knowledge about the investigation and prosecution of abusive head trauma cases. It is also suitable for investigators and other multidisciplinary team members.

If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact Course Director Allysa Gambarella or


Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel
150 W 500 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 401-2000

Hotel Rates
$128.00 – Single/Double

The hotel has a limited number of rooms available at course rate 3 days pre and post course. 

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in the meeting space and guest rooms
  • Complimentary access to the fitness center
  • Complimentary parking

Rooms will be guaranteed by the guests’ major credit card or first night’s deposit.

Book hotel reservations by Monday, August 22, 2022 to secure the group rate.

Achieving Justice for the Silent Victim: A Course in Abusive Head Trauma
On Site Registration:
8:00 a.m. Monday, September 12, 2022
9:00 a.m. Monday, September 12, 2022
12:30 p.m. Thursday, September 15, 2022

Additional Questions?

Program Director Allysa Gambarella or Senior Project Coordinator Logan Silverman.

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