No Perfect Victim: Combatting Issues and Overcoming Jury Bias in Cases with Difficult Kids

Course Description

We know there is no perfect victim.  But we also know children in vulnerable situations make a perfect target for predators.  This workshop will discuss the issues faced by prosecutors in handling cases where the current charges may be only one of many challenges faced by a child victim.

Learning Objectives

1. Examine barriers to prosecution with victims struggling with problematic behaviors, behavioral issues and other manifestations of adverse childhood experiences.

2. Discuss the use of pre-trial motions to limit questioning of the child’s background, prior abuse and mental health history.

3. Provide strategies to present a case that overcomes jury bias.

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