Best Practices for Child Sexual Abuse Prosecution

Course Description

This workshop addresses the specialized nature of the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases through the cooperation of the MDT.  Topics include the importance of hearsay and other crimes evidence and guidelines for their application, use of pretrial motions, preparing a child for courtroom testimony, voir dire, direct and cross-examinations, and sentencing considerations.

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss using specialized rules of evidence and statutory provisions to corroborate child maltreatment cases and how all MDT members can apply this knowledge to their role.

2. List effective pretrial motions and their tactical purposes as well as jury selection strategies.

3. Articulate best practices for preparing a child to testify at trial.

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