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Prosecuting Sexual Assault and Related Crimes
August 17-21, 2015, Bellevue — East Seattle, Washington
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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; sex trade trafficking ; as well as backlash against the victims. From the complexities of victim dynamics, to the absence of eyewitness corroboration, to delayed reporting; to the misuse of technology by defendants for spying and stalking  victims, 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 during the pendency of the case as well as post sentencing . 
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: 

  • Stopping Victim Blaming Behavior
  • Trauma Informed Interviewing
  • 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
  • Drug Induced Rape
  • Sexual Serial Killers
  • Sexual Assault and the Military
  • Innovative Initiatives for College Campuses
  • Sexual Assaults of Elders: Unique Issues
  • Human Trafficking – Sex Trade Trafficking and Labor Trafficking
  • Investigation and Prosecution of Stalking Cases
  • Recanting Victims
  • The Visual Trial
  • Jury Selection Issues
  • Intimate Partner Sexual Assault
  • Electronic Evidence : Practical Aspects
  • Ethics & Professionalism

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

The Hyatt Regency Bellevue: Eastside Seattle
900 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue, WA 98004

Hyatt Regency Bellevue is a 4 star contemporary hotel and meeting destination in the heart on Seattle's Eastside.

Just 17 miles from the Sea-Tac Int'l Airport
The hotel recommends Go Shuttle Express: 425-981-7000
Taxi from Sea Tac can run from $35-$55 depending on traffic

The Hyatt is located within The Bellevue Collection. Enjoy the Northwest's premier shopping, dining and nightlife destination consisting of three upscale complexes — Bellevue Place, Lincoln Square and Bellevue Square — The Bellevue Collection offers something for everyone, with over 250 shops, 45 restaurants and multiple entertainment venues to choose from.

Enjoy breath-taking views of the Pacific Northwest at a world-class golf course, head to the mountains for hiking, fishing or skiing or discover Seattle’s best shopping and restaurants, just minutes away.

Visit Downtown Seattle on your half day off on Wednesday, August 19th

  • Pike Place Market — a beloved Seattle landmark, welcoming more than 10 million visitors a year overlooking Elliott Bay
  • The Oldest Starbucks in the country
  •  Variety of restaurants and shops
  • The Space Needle — The permanent symbol from the 1962 World’s Fair

Taxi downtown averages  $35
Use the Seattle  #550 bus is $2.50 each way into downtown and it stops 4 blocks from Pike’s Market — you must have exact change.

$185.00 — Single/Double/Triple/Quad plus  14.4% 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.  
Check-in is 4 p.m. and check-out is 12 noon

Hotel Cut Off date extended to July 31st, 2015

Guarantee reservation with a major credit card or one night deposit.
Hotel Reservations

Call in reservations: 1-425-462-1234 OR 1-888-591-1234
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

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:
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 17th  from 8:00 a.m. on-site registration and Check-in ;  Class Begins  at 9:00 a.m.  The Course concludes Friday, August, 21st  at 11:30 a.m.