The Trauma-Informed Prosecutor Project (TIPP), a program of the Zero Abuse Project, will offer 12 prosecutor institutes over the next three years (4 per year). These institutes will be two-day training institutes for child abuse prosecutors. The first day will cover the following basic topics:
The second day of the institute will cover advanced topics selected by the community or state prosecutors hosting the course. The topics will be selected from the list included in this application.
In selecting locations for the Prosecutor Institutes, Zero Abuse Project will strive for geographical balance, rural and urban balance, and will give weight to states, regions or tribal communities that have been unable, or had difficulty, accessing quality child abuse training in the past. Additional factors include a demonstrated ability to get prosecutors to the institute as well as providing space and on-site resources to host the institute.
As part of a cooperative agreement from the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, Zero Abuse Project will cover the travel and other expenses of speakers and will not charge any additional fees. However, the selected host site must provide assistance in promoting the event, registering prosecutors, applying for CLEs, and providing an appropriate venue for the training. The venue must be able to accommodate the audience you anticipate attending and must be able to accommodate basic technology (LCD projection, sound system, etc). Unless the host site is funding these expenses, the prosecutors or professionals attending the course are responsible for their own expenses (hotels, meals, travel, etc).
Entities eligible to apply to host a prosecutor institute include state prosecutor associations, county or district prosecutors, tribal communities, or accredited Children’s Advocacy Centers. If you are interested, please complete the form below.