National District Attorneys Association



National Conferences

NCPCA sponsors a series of in-depth national conferences and advanced trial advocacy courses for prosecutors and allied professionals. NCPCA outreach utilizes evidence based practices to train thousands of child abuse professionals on all aspects of the investigation and prosecution of child abuse.

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The 29th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment
January 26-29, 2015, San Diego, CA
Read about it here.


31st International Symposium on Child Abuse
March 23-26, 2015, Huntsville, AL
Read about it here.


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Dates and locations to be announced.

Trial Advocacy for Advanced Child Abuse Prosecutors
childPROOF is an intensive 5-day trial advocacy course designed for 30 child abuse prosecutors to participate in trial advocacy workshops designed to improve their courtroom abilities. This course is by application only and limited to 30 prosecutors.


Trial Advocacy for Civil Child Protection Attorneys
ChildProtect is an intensive 5-day trial advocacy course designed for 30 child protection prosecutors/attorneys handling civil child dependency cases. Students will participate in a mock trial to terminate parental rights with the assistance of 10 child protection prosecutors and specialists experienced in trial advocacy. This course is by application only and limited to 30 prosecutors.


Equal Justice for Children
Investigating and Prosecuting Child Abuse
Equal Justice is three-and-a-half day course designed specifically to meet the needs of newer child abuse professionals (prosecutors, civil attorneys, law enforcement, investigators, social workers, victim advocates and child advocacy center teams) and encourages agency collaboration to better protect children.


Investigation and Prosecution of Child Fatalities and Physical Abuse
This course is designed to specifically meet the needs of front-line child protection professionals who investigate and prosecute child death cases.


Strategies for Justice
Advanced Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse & Exploitation
Strategies for Justice is an advanced multidisciplinary national training conference for prosecutors, law enforcement, medical and mental health professionals, forensic interviewers, child advocates and allied professionals.


Unsafe Havens I
Investigation and Prosecution of Technology-Facilitated Child Sexual Exploitation
Unsafe Havens I offers training for prosecutors handling technology-facilitated crimes against children. Utilizing a mixture of lectures, case studies, computer forensics, emerging technologies and small group discussions, prosecutors will gain in depth understanding of the emerging technology and best practices for building strong cases.


Unsafe Havens II
Advanced Trial Advocacy for Prosecution of Technology-Facilitated Crimes Against Children
Unsafe Havens II is a trial advocacy program developed to address issues that arise from jury selection to sentencing in technology facilitated crimes. The course utilizes a model case and requires students to conduct portions of a trial based on those facts. This course is by application only and limited to 30 prosecutors.

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