We’re Just Going to Talk: Presenting your Case in Opening Statements and Closing Argument
In this workshop students will learn of the importance of effective strategies and themes for opening statements and closing arguments in child abuse cases. Students will learn a theme for presenting their case. They will learn specific arguments to persuade a jury that a child is telling the truth. They will learn to debunk common defenses in child abuse cases.
1. Learn to develop a theme for their presentations to the jury.
2. Learn a set of arguments that can be advanced in nearly every child abuse case.
3. Learn common defense arguments and clear strategies for responding to them.
Zero Abuse Project is a 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to the elimination of child sexual abuse. Our programs are designed to provide training and education to professionals and students, and to help transform institutions to effectively prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse.