Investigating and Prosecuting Cases of CSA When the Victim is Male

Training Overview

Join Zero Abuse Project this December for the End of Year Prosecutor Webinar Series, brought to you by the Trauma-informed Prosecutor Project (TiPP), funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Our December Prosecutor Institute promises to be an insightful journey, spanning three weeks and encompassing six crucial topics. To accommodate participants across different time zones, each topic will be presented twice on its designated day. Be sure to register separately for each training session you wish to attend.

Many boys who have experienced sexual abuse may never disclose their experiences during childhood. Even when such abuse comes to light, investigators and prosecutors often encounter significant obstacles in their efforts to safeguard these young victims. This workshop delves into the existing research on the sexual abuse of boys and provides practical recommendations for conducting forensic interviews with these children, investigating crimes involving boys, and effectively presenting such cases to a jury.

Learning Objectives

  • Comprehend the distinct traumas endured by male victims of sexual abuse and recognize how these traumas influence their willingness to disclose.
  • Acquire knowledge of evidence-based approaches for addressing the medical, psychological, and spiritual requirements of male victims.
  • Gain practical insights, using a case study, into effective techniques for conducting forensic interviews, investigations, and prosecutions related to child sexual abuse involving male victims.

About Presenter

Victor Vieth – Chief Program Officer

Victor has trained thousands of child-protection professionals from all 50 states, two U.S. Territories, and 17 countries on numerous topics pertaining to child abuse investigations, prosecutions and prevention. Victor gained national recognition for his work in addressing child abuse in small communities as a prosecutor in rural Minnesota, and has been named to the President’s Honor Roll of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. In 2012, Victor was awarded the Pro Humanitate Award from the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare.

Victor is the Chief Program Officer, Education and Research of the Zero Abuse Project, a 501©(3) public charity based in St Paul, MN, committed to education, training, and survivor support in order to eradicate child sex abuse and remedy its resulting harms. He is the 2018 President of the Academy on Violence & Abuse, and founder of the National Child Protection Training Center. With NCPTC and its partners, Victor has been instrumental in implementing 22 state and international forensic interview training programs and dozens of undergraduate and graduate programs on child maltreatment.

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December 8, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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