North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Advanced Child Death Investigation

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 Coordinators:

Russell Strickland
Doug Robinson

Course Instructors:

Lisa Mayhew

Length of Course:

One day - 8 hours

CICP  Credit


LIMIT 4 students per department