Since 2005 the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys has received funding from the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission to implement a program designed to improve the ability of North Carolina prosecutors to effectively prosecute cases of child abuse and neglect. Under the direction of the Child Abuse Resource Prosecutor (CARP), the Conference strives to provide consistent training and assistance.

The CARP is responsible for assessing training needs related to the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and neglect, and developing and implementing training to address those needs. The CARP also serves as a resource to prosecutors across the state in the evaluation, charging, prosecution, and appeal of cases involving child abuse and neglect. In addition, the CARP provides assistance to law enforcement, child protective services workers, medical professionals and other child abuse professionals regarding the evaluation and investigation of child abuse and neglect as well as legal issues surrounding these types of cases.

The Conference provides two Child Abuse Resource Manuals, one directed to child sexual abuse and the other directed to child physical abuse and homicide, and other technical assistance for prosecutors, law enforcement and other child abuse professionals to effectively identify, investigate, and prosecute cases of child abuse and neglect.

If you are a prosecutor, law enforcement officer, or other child abuse professional and have any child abuse and neglect legal questions or concerns, please contact the CARP at 919-890-1500.

North Carolina Child Abuse Forum

Join our online forum, “NC Child Abuse”, designed to improve communication, gain knowledge and share hard work among prosecutors and law enforcement about issues concerning child abuse.

This forum will allow discourse across North Carolina on issues that come up in this complex area of law and criminal procedure. As an added benefit, this forum will enable the Conference of District Attorneys to identify areas of training needed for prosecutors and law enforcement across the State.

To join enter your work email address into the box below, press "Submit" and follow any instructions given. The group administrator will contact you shortly and add you to the forum.

Subscribe to "NC Child Abuse"

Additional Resources

Below you will find additional resources to assist prosecutors, law enforcement and victims of child abuse and neglect.

NC Guardian Ad Litem Child Advocacy Centers