Beyond the Golden State Killer: Forensic Investigative Genetic Genealogy to Solve Violent Crime, Identify Missing Persons and Exonerate the Innocent

January 24 - 25, 2023

Long Beach, CA

Across the United States and beyond, the number of unsolved sexual assault and murder cases is astronomical. Statistics report that over 200,000 murders have gone unsolved in the United States and the figure is far greater for sexual assault. In the United States, there are over 1 million cases with DNA evidence from the crime scene that have been entered into the National DNA Database but have not been matched to the perpetrator. Recent advances in forensics, including the use of forensic investigative genetic genealogy (FIGG) are revolutionizing law enforcement’s ability to solve crime. These advances impact investigations from evidence collection methods to forensic analysis and the interpretation of the results. Additionally, the use of FIGG to solve crimes impacts the prosecution of these cases, from discovery, pretrial motions and case presentation  This course covers the use of FIGG in investigations, prosecution considerations as well as best practices for investigators and prosecutors.


NDAA Member: $400

Non-member: $525

Special Discounts:

  • Offices that register more than one attendee at a time are eligible for a $50 discount of their total registration fee. Use promo code Group-HDC-22.
  • All active military members will receive a 10% discount on the course registration. Use promo code Military_10.

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 Courtney Jan at 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 Courtney Jan at Training credit must be applied to a new registration prior to September 30, 2023.

*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.

Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
111 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 437-5900

Hotel Rates
Group Room block is closed. Please make reservations directly on the hotel’s website.

Rooms will be guaranteed by the guests’ major credit card or 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 6pm local time on the date of arrival.


Anticipated CLE credits will be 12.75 hours.

NDAA has applied for CLE credit in California, Illinois, and Kansas 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 or other continuing education credits can be directed to Courtney Jan at

Prosecutors (state and local, federal, military, and tribal) and law enforcement personnel.  If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact Courtney Jan.

Additional Questions?

Assistant Director Courtney Jan

National District Attorneys Association
1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 330
Arlington, VA 22202

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