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Investigating Sex Abuse Cases: Lessons from LA

With Angela Brunson · Deputy District Attorney, Cyber Crime Division, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office

This is a FREE training event. 

Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022 

Time: 10:00AM - 11:30PM

PLEASE NOTE: THIS TRAINING IS FULL. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, fill out the registration information at this link: 

If space becomes available and you are approved to attend, you will receive a confirmation email. 

Drawing on the presenter’s experience as a prosecutor in Los Angeles, this presentation will cover considerations for investigating and prosecuting child maltreatment cases. Lessons learned from actual case examples will give attendees information on: notification best practices, offender behaviors, methods used by online and other predators, handling child sexual abuse material (CSAM,) and resources for managing secondary traumatic stress.

This training is specifically for law enforcement, prosecutors, and multi-disciplinary team members who investigate child exploitation and sexual assault cases only.

Please note: Once you have applied to attend this training, you must then be approved to attend before being accepted into the training. 

You can apply to register here or use the following link:

For additional information or for any questions please contact Helayna Gillette at or (707) 992-0834 or if you require any accommodations to participate in this training. Requests must be received by 7/5/22.

Meet Our Presenter!

Angela Brunson has been a Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney since October 1997. She has been assigned to the Cyber Crime Division since May 2016 where she exclusively prosecutes child sexual abuse material offenders and online child predators. Angela has completed both the Level 1 and Level 2 Digital Evidence for Prosecutors training programs provided by the United States Secret Service at the National Computer Forensics Institute. She has provided training to multiple government agencies and conferences and delivered various Internet Safety & Awareness presentations.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this training you will learn:

  • Summarize California Penal Codes that can be applied to crimes against children
  • Plan notification procedures for their child sexual assault cases, and techniques to manage high-profile cases in their communities
  • Discuss three apps currently used by online predators of children
  • Plan two ways to reduce secondary traumatic stress caused by exposure to child sex abuse material

Continuing Education Units:

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance. 

Participants may apply for CEUs (LMFTs and LCSWs) or MCLEs (Legal Professionals) when they fill out the follow-up survey. Certificates for CEUs/MCLEs will be mailed to participants within two weeks following the event.

CEU CREDITS: Course meets qualifications for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education Units (Provider #128510) as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences). The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs. CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. CEUs will be available after the webinar for a fee of $20. 

MCLE CREDITS: Minimum Continuing Legal Education is provided by the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc.,(Provider #15175). Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of MCLEs for legal professionals as required by the State Bar Association of California. MCLEs will be available after the webinar for a fee of $45.