North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Advanced Child Death Investigation




April 20, 2017 Edneyville
June 8, 2017 Raleigh
September 14, 2017 Salemburg

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Sworn personnel from law enforcement agencies and prosecutors who are involved in the investigation and prosecution of child fatalities.

Course Goals:

To offer students the knowledge necessary to pursue appropriate charges on child death cases. 

Course Objectives:

Students will be able to: 
  • Develop a complete understanding of statutes as they pertain to child abuse and neglect, from misdemeanors through first degree/felony murder. 
  • Enhance their ability to develop arguments for which charges to file. 
  • Develop a complete understanding of how the statutes apply through intensive case analysis. 


The student will review and understand investigative techniques in nationally recognized major cases. 

Course Requirements:

Attendance is required at all class sessions.
Child Death Investigations is a prerequisite for attendance at the discretion of the course coordinator.


Register for ALL NCJA classes (traditional classroom, online, web-blended) on our North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.


Course Coordinator:

Russell Strickland

Course Instructors:

Lisa Mayhew

Length of Course:

One day - 8 hours

CICP  Accredited


LIMIT 4 students per department