Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Assault

April 11 - 14, 2022

San Antonio, TX

With backlash against victims, police, prosecutors and the criminal justice system, to 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 prosecute. Join our experienced multi-disciplinary faculty as they discuss issues essential to effective investigation, charging, case management, victim assistance, witness techniques and development, pretrial practice, litigation and sentencing in these complex cases. Share your concerns and obtain successful strategies to manage these cases effectively.

Topics Include:

  • The Myths & Realties: The Investigation and the Crime Scene
  • Effective Approaches for Utilizing Trauma Informed Interviewing
  • It’s not Court TV-  It is the Visual Trial and Law of the Visual Trial
  • Unveiling the Stealth Juror
  • STOP VICTIM Bashing:  Counterintuitive Behavior and Overcoming the Consent Defense
  • Sexual Assault, Serial Rape, Human Trafficking – The Charging Decision
  • Strategically Identifying and Managing the Weaknesses in your Case
  • When the World is Watching:  Navigating Social Media Attacks
  • Utilizing the Medical Expert : Sexual Assaults and Sex-Related Homicides
  • The Neurobiology of Trauma and Vicarious Trauma
  • Prosecuting Sexual Assaults of Elders
  • Cross Examination of Defendants and Their Expert
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility Concerns with the Investigation, Charging and Trial 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
  • #MeTOO – The Impact on the Investigation, Charging, and Prosecution of Sex Assault Cases
  • Collaborating with College Campuses and Title IX: Campus Sexual Assault Investigation and Trial
  • Uses and Misuses of Technology: Victim Safety in the 21st Century
  • Protecting Your Victims: Proactive Motions Practice
  • and much more!

Costs*:

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.

Special Discounts:

  • The first attendee from an office pays full tuition; each additional attendee from the same office will receive a $50 discount when registered at the same time.
  • All active military members will receive a 10% discount on the course registration.

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 Logan Kilduff at lkilduff@ndaajustice.org. 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 Logan Kilduff at lkilduff@ndaajustice.org. 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 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.

Hotel

Omni La Mansión del Rio RiverWalk
112 College Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
201-518-1000

Hotel Rates
$124 per night plus 18% tax

Rate will be available 2 dates post the contracted dates, based on availability of contracted room type.

Room rate includes:  

  • Complimentary high-speed internet in the meeting space and guest rooms
  • Complimentary Health Club Entry
  • Discounted valet parking of $35 per day. Self-parking available at city garage at $10-15 per day
  • Check-in time is 4:00 PM and checkout time is 12:00 PM

If a guest is an Omni Select Guest Member and have completed an overnight stay at any Omni Hotel, they will receive a door hanger at check in for each night of their stay. They would then be able to choose between complimentary non-alcoholic beverage delivered to their room, complimentary coffee in the café or a house wine or beer at the bar in the evening. Guests can sign up at www.omnihotels.com/loyalty

Rooms will be guaranteed by the guests’ major credit card or first night’s deposit. The one night deposit becomes non-refundable or the credit card will be charged if the guest does not arrive or if the reservation is not cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival.

Book hotel reservations by Friday, March 18, 2022 to secure the group rate.

Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Assaults
On Site Registration:
8:30 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2022
Orientation:
9:00 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2022
Conclusion:
12:00 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2022

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Additional Questions?

Program Director Candace Mosley or Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff.

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Arlington, VA 22202

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