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PROSECUTION OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Training

 

Prosecuting Sexual Assault and Related Crimes Course
August 25-29, 2014, Scottsdale, Arizona
Hotel | Agenda | Registration

Sexual assault cases are some of the most difficult cases a prosecutor and members of the prosecution team will handle. They raise countless emotions from a multitude of individuals. The press is inundated with stories of women abducted; safety issues on college campuses; high technology safety issues; as well as backlash against the victims. From the complexities of victim dynamics, to the absence of eyewitness corroboration, to the misuse of technology by defendants, as well as the myriad of artful defense claims, these cases challenge traditional prosecution strategies and also test law enforcement protocols and policy.  

It is vital that the victim’s fears, anxiety and safety concerns are given priority beginning at the investigative and charging stages as well as during the pendency of defendant’s sentence.  It is equally as important that an accurate evaluation and assessment of needs be made as to ensure the provision of essential services. 
  
To assist prosecutors, law enforcement and victim-witness personnel successfully meet these challenges; the National District Attorneys Association presents the Prosecuting Sexual Assaults and Related Crimes course.  

The program’s tentative topics include: 

  • Changing Mindsets: Stopping Victim Blaming Behavior
  • Manner Of Death: Sexual Assault Homicides
  • Pro Active  Cross Examination of Defendants and Their Witnesses
  • Aggressive Motions Practice
  • Overcoming the Consent Defense
  • The Impact of Crawford on Sexual Assault trials, including  Witness Intimidation Issues
  • Forfeiture by Wrongdoing
  • Sexual Assaults of Elders: Unique Issues
  • Understanding the Medical Evidence: Strangulation Cases
  • Human Trafficking – Sex Trade Trafficking and Labor Trafficking
  • Unique Syndromes and Defenses
  • Investigation and Prosecution of Stalking Cases
  • Recanting Victims
  • The Visual Trial
  • Jury Selection Issues
  • Intimate Partner Sexual Assault
  • Electronic Evidence : Practical Aspects
  • Ethics & Professionalism

Eligibility:
Prosecutors, Victim Advocates, Law enforcement and other members of the prosecution team.

Hotel
The W Hotel Scottsdale
7277 E. Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

This AAA Four Diamond, Scottsdale hotel is located in the center of it all! Near Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall and walking distance to the Entertainment District, Luxury Shopping and great dining at the Waterfront and Old Town Scottsdale.
On the half day off enjoy Camelback Mountain, the Desert Botanical Gardens, one of the areas exquisite golf courses or the Phoenix Zoo.

Rates:
$99.00 – Single/Double/Triple/Quad plus  13.92% tax
Rates will be honored three (3) days pre and three (3) days post program dates, based upon room availability.

Room rate includes Complimentary – Health Club entry and High Speed Internet Access in sleeping room. The hotel is also hosting a welcome reception!
Check –in is 3Pm and check out is 12 noon

Hotel Cut Off date is August 10, 2014, however group rate will be available until date of arrival subject to availability.

TO SECURE YOUR ROOM RESERVATION:
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Guarantee reservation with a major credit card or one night deposit.

Call in reservations: 1-888-627-8347
Central Reservations: 888-627-8347
CLE: Anticipated CLE credits will be approximately 20 hours, including at least one hour of Ethics.  Questions regarding CLE can be directed to rweaver@ndaa.org

 

Course Tuition is $595.00 for a single attendee from an office.  There is a $50 discount for additional attendees from the same office.

Cancellations and Refund Policy: Full refunds will be made for cancellations received by 5:00 p.m., ten business days prior to the beginning of the course.  Refunds, less $60 for administrative fees, will be made for cancellations received after this date for all courses.

Travel Services:
NDAA's exclusive travel company, Hamilton Xpress, is reachable via email at brenda@hamiltonxpress.com or phone at 708.372.3780, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM central standard time

  • HERTZ offers special discounts — refer to the NDAA Corporate Discount (CPD) Number 1572962.
  • AVIS also offers special discounts — refer to Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number D150036.

Course Schedule:
Registration will also be held Monday, August 25th  from 8:00 a.m. – 9: 00 a.m.
The course begins at 9:00 a.m. Monday August 25th and the Course concludes Friday, August, 9th at noon.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at (703) 549-9222 or email rweaver@ndaa.org.

 

 

Trial Advocacy in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cases
September 8–12, Anchorage, Alaska 
Agenda | Registration

After over Twenty-five Successful Years of Spreading Awareness and Education on the Issues Unique to Domestic Violence and Related Violent Crime Offenses we are planning a national hands on trial advocacy training in America’s Great Northwest!

THERE IS NO TUITION CHARGE FOR THIS TRAINING!
Supported by a grant from the Office on Violence Against Women; NDAA is pleased to announce a substantive FIVE DAY training for prosecutors with 2–4 years’ experience. This training was developed to ensure that prosecutors working on behalf of victims and our communities facing budgetary challenges could receive quality national training focused on handling all aspects of domestic violence and sexual assault cases. NDAA is working in collaboration with the Alaska Department of Law, Criminal Division.

Hands-On Trial Advocacy Training
This is a rare opportunity for you to work with veteran prosecutors trained in NDAA strategic trial advocacy methodology. Using fundamental topics these faculty members will provide cutting-edge trial techniques designed to assist you in meeting current defense challenges, complex case theories and persuasive trial presentation methods.

LIMITED NUMBER OF STUDENT FULL SCHOLARSHIPS
No Tuition; No Travel Costs, No Lodging Costs

This training is funded by the Department of Justice, the Office on Violence Against Women.

Funding includes travel (airfare or roundtrip mileage at the federal mileage rate of 56 cents per mile with odometer reading or MapQuest documentation), lodging (five nights at the host hotel, single rate room and tax) and incidental ground expense totaling no more than $25.00 and there is NO tuition charge for this exceptional training.

Please note: There is limited seating per course. You will be contacted by NDAA to advise you if you have been selected. Additional details regarding travel and lodging will be provided at that time. This course is a building blocks course and all sessions are mandatory. You must be present for all lectures and workshops. The lectures provide foundational information for the workshops and the workshops are the training ground for your development and progress throughout the week.

Some Topics for this training include:

  • Case Analysis
  • Developing your Theme for Opening Statement
  • DNA: The Gold Standard
  • Ethical Issues and Professional Responsibility
  • Dynamic Direct Examination
  • Introduction to Communication Theory
  • The Visual Trial
  • Unusual Syndromes and Defenses
  • Approach Point Cross Examination
  • The Persuasive Closing Argument

Also: Join veteran faculty and prosecutors from across the country. Work on every stage of trial from opening statement through closing argument. Get the opportunity to place experts, defense witnesses and defendants on cross examination.

Come prepared to learn and share with other prosecutors dealing with the same challenges you face daily. Brainstorm solutions and discuss successful techniques and promising strategies in managing these cases.

WHEN
Monday, September 8th–Friday, September 12th, 2014

WHO
This hands-on national training welcomes prosecutors who work on behalf of survivors of domestic violence, their families and victims on these special offenses cases.

WHERE
Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory 4805 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Anchorage, AK 99507. Details regarding transportation to the training facility from the hotel is forthcoming.

TIME
CHECK-IN Monday morning, September 8, 2014
8:00 AM–8:30 AM

The training program begins at 8:30am and adjourns Friday, September 12, 2014, at noon.

HOW MUCH
THERE IS NO TUITION CHARGE FOR THIS TRAINING.
THERE IS LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE.

SCHOLARSHIPS
There are a limited amount of scholarships available for this training. The scholarships include airfare, lodging at the host hotel for 5 nights and limited reimbursement for incidental ground transportations (up to $25). If you are interested the limited number of travel and lodging assistance scholarships, please complete the online registration form. You must then submit a letter addressed to Candace Mosley, Director of Programs, on your office letterhead describing your work on behalf of domestic violence survivors and/or victims in these types of special offenses cases. You must also describe your need for financial assistance and the other sources of financial support which you have attempted to secure/obtain. This letter should be e-mailed to cmosley@ndaa.org or fax it to 703.836.3195 to the attention of Candace Mosley.

CLE
CLE: Anticipated CLE credits will be approximately 20 hours, including at least one hour of Ethics. Questions regarding CLE can be directed to rweaver@ndaa.org OR 703.549.9222

You will be provided with a uniform certificate of attendance documenting your hours of attendance. You may submit this certificate to your reporting agency. NDAA will apply for CLE credit in Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee and the state in which this course is being held. All other states will require the attorney to self-submit using their uniform certificate of attendance.

LODGING
Fairfield Inn & Suites, Marriott
5060 A Street Anchorage, AK 99503

Booking Code and additional reservation information coming soon!
ROOM RATE: Standard King and Standard Double/ Double–single and double occupancy $190; Triple or Quad is $10 extra per person. All room rates subject to 12% tax. Rates available three days pre and three days post training. Room rates include

  • Complimentary access to hotel fitness center
  • Free high speed internet access in guestrooms
  • Complimentary breakfast daily
  • Indoor pool

HOTEL REGISTRATION: direct link and more information coming soon!

Travel Services:
NDAA’s exclusive travel company, Hamilton Xpress, is reachable via email at brenda@hamiltonxpress.com or phone at 708.372.3780, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM Central time.

Hertz offers special discounts — refer to the NDAA Corporate Discount (CPD) Number 1572962.

Avis also offers special discounts — refer to Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number D150036.

Course Schedule:
Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. Monday, September 8
The course begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday, September 8
and concludes Friday, September 12th at noon.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the course coordinator, Rebecca Weaver at (703) 519-1678 or email rweaver@ndaa.org

CANCELLATION POLICY Cancellations must be received in writing by 5:00 p.m., ten business days prior to the beginning of the course. PLEASE NOTE — You may not select someone from your office to substitute for you. We have a lengthy waiting list and we must proceed in an orderly and fair manner.

 

 

Trial Advocacy in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cases
September 28-October 2, Indianapolis, IN
Agenda | Registration

After over Twenty-five Successful Years of Spreading Awareness and Education on the Issues Unique to Domestic Violence and Related Violent Crime Offenses we are planning a national hands on trial advocacy training in America’s Heartland! 

THERE IS NO TUITION CHARGE FOR THIS TRAINING!

Supported by a grant from the Office on Violence Against Women; NDAA is pleased to announce a substantive FIVE DAY training for prosecutors with 2– 4 years’ experience. This training was developed to ensure that prosecutors working on behalf of victims and our communities facing budgetary challenges could receive quality national training focused on handling all aspects of domestic violence and sexual assault cases. 

NDAA is working in collaboration with the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council.

Hands-On Trial Advocacy Training
This is a rare opportunity for you to work with veteran prosecutors trained in NDAA strategic trial advocacy methodology. Using fundamental topics these faculty members will provide cutting-edge trial techniques designed to assist you in meeting current defense challenges, complex case theories and persuasive trial presentation methods.

LIMITED NUMBER OF STUDENT FULL SCHOLARSHIPS
No Tuition; No Travel Costs, No Lodging Costs


This training is funded by the Department of Justice,  the Office on Violence Against Women.

Funding includes travel (airfare or roundtrip mileage at the federal mileage rate of 56 cents per mile with odometer reading or MapQuest documentation), lodging (five nights at the host hotel, single rate room and tax) and incidental ground expense totaling  no more than $25.00 and there is NO tuition charge for this exceptional training.

Please note: There is limited seating per course. You will be contacted by NDAA to advise you if you have been selected. Additional details regarding travel and lodging will be provided at that time. 

This course is a building blocks course and all sessions are mandatory. You must be present for all lectures and workshops. The lectures provide foundational information for the workshops and the workshops are the training ground for your development and progress throughout the week.

Some Topics for this training include:

  • Case Analysis
  • Developing your Theme for Opening Statement
  • DNA: The Gold Standard
  • Ethical Issues and Professional Responsibility
  • Dynamic Direct Examination
  • Introduction to Communication Theory
  • The Visual Trial
  • Unusual Syndromes and Defenses
  • Approach Point Cross Examination
  • The Persuasive Closing Argument

Also:  Join veteran faculty and prosecutors from across the country.  Work on every stage of trial from opening statement through closing argument.  Get the opportunity to place experts, defense witnesses and defendants on cross examination.

Come prepared to learn and share with other prosecutors dealing with the same challenges you face daily. Brainstorm solutions and discuss successful techniques and promising strategies in managing these cases.     

WHEN
Sunday, September 28th–Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

WHO
This hands-on national training welcomes prosecutors who work on behalf of survivors of domestic violence, their families and victims on these special offenses cases.

WHERE                    
Embassy Suites Indianapolis Downtown
110 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Hotel Reservations
                                      
TIME                        
CHECK-IN Sunday morning, September 28, 2014
8:00 AM–8:30 AM
The training program begins at 8:30am
and adjourns Thursday, October 2, 2014, at noon.

HOW MUCH           
THERE IS NO TUITION CHARGE FOR THIS TRAINING.                                           THERE IS LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE.

SCHOLARSHIPS
There are a limited amount of scholarships available for this training. The scholarships include airfare, lodging at the host hotel for 5 nights and limited reimbursement for incidental ground transportations (up to $25).

If you are interested the limited number of travel and lodging assistance scholarships, please complete the online registration form. You must then submit a letter addressed to Candace Mosley, Director of Programs, on your office letterhead describing your work on behalf of domestic violence survivors and/or victims in these types of special offenses cases. You must also  describe your need for financial assistance and the other sources of financial support which you have attempted to secure/obtain. This letter should be e-mailed to cmosley@ndaa.org or fax it to 703.836.3195 to the attention of Candace Mosley.

Questions regarding CLE can be directed to the Course Coordinator Rebecca Weaver, rweaver@ndaa.org  OR 703.549.9222

LODGING
Embassy Suites Indianapolis Downtown
110 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
ALL SUITE HOTEL

Hotel Reservations

ROOM RATE: Standard King and Standard Double/ Double two room suites — single occupancy $95; Double  $115 ; Triple $135 and Quad $155.  All room rates subject to 17% tax.  Rates available three days pre and three days post training.  Room rates include

  • Complimentary access to hotel fitness center
  • Free high speed internet access in guestrooms
  • Complimentary breakfast and reception daily
  • Indoor pool and whirlpool

Hotel Website

CLE: Anticipated CLE credits will be approximately 20 hours, including at least one hour of Ethics. Questions regarding CLE can be directed to rweaver@ndaa.org. You will be provided with a uniform certificate of attendance documenting your hours of attendance. You may submit this certificate to your reporting agency.

NDAA will apply for CLE credit in Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee and the state in which this course is being held. All other states will require the attorney to self-submit using their uniform certificate of attendance.

Travel Services:
NDAA’s exclusive travel company, Hamilton Xpress, is reachable via email at brenda@hamiltonxpress.com or phone at 708.372.3780, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM Central time.

Hertz offers special discounts — refer to the NDAA Corporate Discount (CPD) Number 1572962.

Avis also offers special discounts — refer to Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number D150036.

Course Schedule:
Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. Sunday,  September 28
The course begins at 8:30 a.m.  Sunday, September 28 and concludes Thursday, October 2nd at noon.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the course coordinator, Rebecca Weaver at (703) 519-1678 or email rweaver@ndaa.org

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations must be received in writing by 5:00 p.m., ten business days prior to the beginning of the course.  PLEASE NOTE — You may not select someone from your office to substitute for you.  We have a lengthy waiting list and we must proceed in an orderly and fair manner.

 

 

 

 

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