In my own experience as a guardian ad-Litem, it is better to heal the family when possible, but I have seen cases where adults have had license to abuse children year after year without penalty. This organization provides training for the investigation and prosecution of crimes against children; http://www.ndaa.org/
In 1985, the National District Attorneys Association established the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse as a program of the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI). Aimed at responding to an increasing volume of reported child abuse, the National Center provides training, technical assistance and publications to prosecutors, investigators and allied criminal justice professionals on all aspects of criminal child abuse and exploitation. Investigation and Prosecution of Child Fatalities and Physical Abuse
February 1 – 5, 2010
Santa Fe, New Mexico
What Can NCPCA Do For You?
The National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse works to improve the handling of child abuse cases by providing:
Expert training and technical assistance by experienced attorneys through conferences, state-specific training programs and thousands of phoneand email consultations each year.
A clearinghouse on child abuse case law, statutory initiatives, court reforms, expert witness information, transcripts, and trial strategies — a unique, comprehensive and continually expanding resource.
Research on substantive child abuse information including, but not limited to, medical, psychological and sociological aspects of child abuse, neglect and exploitation. Best practices and innovations in forensic interviewing, investigation and prosecution of child abuse and maltreatment.
To access these services, contact the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse and speak to one of our attorneys.
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NCPCA conducts National Conferences across the country as well as through the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) at the National Advocacy Center.
Equal Justice: Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse
Investigation and Prosecution of Child Fatalities and Physical Abuse
childPROOF: Advanced Trial Advocacy for Child Abuse Prosecutors
SAFETY NET: Multidisciplinary Investigation and Prosecution of Computer-Facilitated Child Sexual Exploitation
Unsafe Havens I: Prosecuting Online Crimes Against Children
Unsafe Havens II: Advanced Trial Advocacy for Prosecution of Online Crimes Against Children
STATE AND LOCAL TRAINING
NCPCA sends its senior attorneys throughout the country and abroad to lecture and deliver presentations on all aspects of child abuse investigation and prosecution. The federal Children’s Justice Act supports multidisciplinary training on investigation and prosecution of child abuse. Contact APRI’s National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse for expert help in developing training programs or requesting a trainer.