Use of Risk Assessments to Estimate Lethality

July 24, 2023

Webinar Series
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET
120-minute presentation 

Dangerous individuals are not always charged with dangerous crimes, yet they pose an unreasonable risk of danger to the violent crime victim, witnesses, and the community. Knowing what facts to look for, where to look, and how to present the information they find, prosecutors can reveal a more accurate portrayal of defendant risk to the court. From bail arguments to protective orders to proposing terms and conditions of probation, prosecutors can thereby take a more proactive role in fashioning conditions and consequences that fit both the crime and the criminal.

Join NDAA Veteran Faculty Member Wendy Patrick, a career prosecutor with the San Diego District Attorney’s Office as she and a Mental Health Professional discuss:

• Cutting-edge Research, Threat Assessment Techniques and Tactics
• Real Case Studies of Prosecutors Faced with Threatening Behavior
• The Benefits of Use of Expert Witnesses to share awareness and inform the Court
• A Discussion of Best Practices for Resolution

Members: $150
Non-Member: $200

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Presented by:

Wendy Patrick, J.D., Ph.D.
Deputy District Attorney, Office of the San Diego County District Attorney, CA

Park Dietz, MD, MPH, PhD
President, Park Dietz and Associates, CA


Anticipated CLE credits: 2.00 Credits

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

NDAA’s mission to serve and support prosecutors and their staff. In consideration of this commitment, NDAA requires that all those in attendance of our programs currently work in or work closely with prosecution: NDAA invites prosecutors, lawyers, investigators, and paralegals in local, state, tribal, federal, and military government attorneys’ offices who work on behalf of survivors of all violent crimes, law enforcement, victim advocates and victim-witness professionals, violent crimes task force members, all court services staff, judges, shelter and social workers, and protective services personnel. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact


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