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 Trial Advocacy for Prosecutors


​The purpose of this training program is to provide instruction for experienced prosecutors. It is focused on examining the distinct phases of a trial and the relevant issues, challenges, tactics, strategies, and the law that enhances the skills and knowledge of prosecutors in ICAC related cases. This course presents significant training on the authentication of technical evidence; how to prepare and organize your case, the selection of jurors, motions practice in computer cases involving crimes against children, the presentation of expert and fact testimony, cross-examination of defendants and their experts as well as how to conduct effective opening statements and closing arguments, among other topics in trial advocacy in such cases.


This is a trial advocacy course involving technology-facilitated crimes against children.  Post-verdict motions and sentencing issues are discussed and analyzed in the course.  This course is heavily influenced by the investigative protocols and standards of the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Length of program is 4 1/2 days.

Class size if 30 students.

Target Audience:  This training is open to state, local, and federal Prosecutors assigned to handle technology-facilitated crimes committed against children. State and local agency registrants must be a member of a Regional ICAC Task Force or Affiliate Agency. Federal and International participants will receive consideration on a case-by-case basis.

How to Register for this course: ICAC Training & TA has limited to funding to run this training in a regional setting. Dates and locations that are available will be posted here when scheduled.  Task Force Commanders that want this training in their jurisdiction need to complete a Technical Assistance Request Form to initiate the process. Seats in the class will be filled on a "first come, first served" basis. Priority will be given to registrants closest to the training site.