The Calhoun County Prosecutor’s Office and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP) are hosting a National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) training session on Child Exploitation Material and Child Sexual Abuse. This training is scheduled for November 13-14, 2023, at Firekeepers Casino and Hotel. It will explore investigative strategies that address the relationship between child sexual abuse and child sexual abuse materials (child pornography). This will help law enforcement officials supplement an investigation and corroborate victim statements through new tools and resources for the most comprehensive case outcomes.

Child Exploitation and Sexual Abuse Training Details

When: November 13-14th 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Where: Firekeepers Casino Hotel, 11177 Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49014
Register: Registration is available online; the deadline is October 9, 2023

To address the need for this training in the community and with the help of Police Chief Carter Bright and the NHBP, the NCJTC agreed to hold a Child Exploitation and Sexual Abuse training in Michigan rather than have participants travel outside of the state to attend a training. For participants outside of the immediate area, lodging accommodations are available here.

This two-day training session is open to law enforcement, prosecutors, social workers, tribes/tribal partners, and victim service providers. Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand current child pornography trends.
  • Apply research discussing the relationship between contact offenses and child pornography.
  • Consider current legal issues relating to child pornography and child sexual abuse cases.
  • Leverage interview and interrogation techniques that maximize evidence discovery in sexual abuse cases.
  • Understand the ICAC task force’s role in investigating child pornography.
  • Consider opportunities to enhance investigations through multi-disciplinary investigative strategies.

Additional Organization Information

As a leading national criminal justice training organization, NCJTC strives to deliver quality innovative training, expert instruction, and technical assistance solutions for combating prevailing public safety and community challenges. NCJTC has significant experience working in culturally sensitive areas, such as tribal communities. They tailor training and technical assistance to support rural and under-resourced communities and understand the importance of meeting your specific needs rather than a “one-size-fits-all” approach. For more information about NCJTC, visit their website

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