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OJJDP FY 2022 Victims of Child Abuse Act Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse Prosecutors
May 17, 2022
This training and technical assistance program will address a wide range of topics related to improving the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and neglect, including information regarding improved child interview techniques, thorough investigative methods, interagency coordination, and effective presentation of evidence in court. Training and technical assistance will be provided to prosecutors who prosecute child abuse cases in juvenile and adult courts. The training and technical assistance program will address the prosecution of child physical abuse, child sexual abuse, technology-facilitated child exploitation, and child fatalities. It will also address more specialized topics, such as serial child torture, abusive head trauma, prosecution of abusive burn cases, drowned child cases, hot car deaths, and investigation of female offenders.