Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Assault

April 11 - 14, 2023

Atlanta, GA

With the rise in violent crimes, backlash against victims, police, prosecutors and the criminal justice system, frequent lack of scientific evidence and eyewitnesses, isolation in a pandemic, social media attacks, and sexual sensationalism by the entertainment industry, sexual assault cases are some of the most difficult to try. Join our experienced multi-disciplinary faculty as they discuss issues essential to effective investigation, charging, prosecution, case management and sentencing in these complex cases. Share your concerns and obtain successful strategies to manage these cases effectively.

Topics for Investigating and Prosecuting Adult Sexual Assault:

  • The Myths & Realties: The Investigation and the Crime Scene
  • STOP VICTIM Bashing: Counterintuitive Victim Behavior
  • The Neurobiology of Trauma and Vicarious Trauma
  • Effective Approaches for Utilizing Trauma Informed Practices
  • Protecting Your Victims: Proactive Motions Practice
  • Crafting Jury Selection and Opening Statement to Counter the Fraudulent Consent Defense
  • Building and Sustaining the Evidence Based Case – Effective Corroboration of the Victim’s Statement
  • Intimidate Partner Sexual Assault
  • Increasing Juror Persuasion: The Visual Trial and Law of the Visual Trial
  • Educating and Empowering your Victim : Trial Preparation Techniques
  • Overcoming Defense Attacks
  • Serial Rape
  • Human Trafficking
  • Unique Issues with Juvenile Sex Offenders
  • Strategically Identifying and Managing the Weaknesses in your Case
  • When the World is Watching: Navigating Social Media Use by Victims
  • Utilizing the Medical Expert: Sexual Assaults and Sex-Related Homicides
  • DNA 101
  • Prosecuting Sexual Assaults of Elders
  • Eyes Wide Open: Working with Child Witnesses
  • Cross Examination of Defendants and Their Experts
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility Concerns with the Investigation, Charging, Trial, and Sentencing of the Sexual Assault Case
  • Use of Experts – When How and Where to Find Them
  • Witness Issues: Recanting Witnesses, Alcohol and/or Drug Facilitated Sexual Assaults, Witness Intimidation and Forfeiture by Wrongdoing
  • Collaborating with College Campuses and Title IX: Campus Sexual Assault Investigation and Trial
  • Unveiling the Stealth Juror: Intimate Partner, The Unfamiliar Suspect and Statutory Rape
  • Uses and Misuses of Technology: Victim Safety in the 21st Century
  • and much more!

More information coming soon!

Anticipated CLE credits will be 20 hours including 1.5 hours of ethics.

NDAA has applied for CLE credit in Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennslyvania, 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 Project Coordinator, Courtney Jan at cjan@ndaajustice.org.

NDAA invites prosecutors ( state and local, military,  federal, tribal) , civil attorneys who represent victims, as well as members of tasks forces or sexual assault coalitions, paralegals, investigators, law enforcement officers, Title IX compliance officers, victim advocates, victim-witness professionals, judges and other members of the criminal justice system, community stakeholders and health care professionals to attend. We encourage Title IX compliance officers, university and campus police, counselors and administrative personnel to join us as we discuss collaborating on these complex cases.

More information coming soon!

Additional Questions?

Director Candace Mosley or Assistant Director Logan Silverman.

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