Children’s Justice Trainings are courses designed to improve the investigations of crimes involving child maltreatment in a trauma-sensitive, developmentally appropriate way. Unless otherwise noted, Children’s Justice Trainings are exclusively for investigators of crimes involving child maltreatment, including law enforcement, DCS investigators, prosecutors, forensic interviewers, and tribal CPS investigators. Individuals who sign up for these courses and who are not investigators will be contacted and removed from the roster.

All courses are free of charge. Please note that these courses do not provide food or beverages to participants. Law enforcement participants will get AZPOST hours for Children’s Justice Trainings.

Children’s Justice Trainings are generously funded by the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family and the Maricopa County’s Sheriff’s Office.

For information about the 32-hour Advanced Forensic Interview Training, please go to this page.

 

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Upcoming Courses

Police Officers, SROs and Forensic Interviewing

July 16, 2021 | 10:00am – 12:00pm | at the Peoria Police Department

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Course Description: To improve the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases by teaching first responders how to gather the appropriate information using protocol-informed best practices.

Who Should Attend: This training is exclusively designed for Patrol Officers and School Resource Officers.

AZPOST Certificate: 2 hours

Legal Considerations in Child Abuse Forensic Interviews

July 16, 2021 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm |at the Peoria Police Department

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Course Description: To improve the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases by teaching investigators/prosecutors about laws that affect evidence and testimony.

Who Should Attend: This training is exclusively designed for professionals with duties that include interviewing suspected victims of child maltreatment, such as law enforcement, DCS professionals, professionals with the Office of Child Welfare Investigations, and Prosecutors.

AZPOST Certificate: 2 hours

Legal Considerations in Child Abuse Forensic Interviews

July 21, 2021 | 9:00am – 11:00am |at the Chandler Police and Fire Training Center

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Course Description: To improve the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases by teaching investigators/prosecutors about laws that affect evidence and testimony.

Who Should Attend: This training is exclusively designed for professionals with duties that include interviewing suspected victims of child maltreatment, such as law enforcement, DCS professionals, professionals with the Office of Child Welfare Investigations, and Prosecutors.

AZPOST Certificate: 2 hours

Interviewing Child Abuse Suspects

August 19, 2021 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm |at the Scottsdale Police and Fire Training Center 

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Course Description: This training focuses on the legal issues and techniques of interviewing adults suspected of committing child abuse, and is designed to improve the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases by teaching investigators interview techniques that gather the greatest amount of reliable information. Some information regarding interviewing juveniles suspected of child abuse is also included.

Who Should Attend: This training is exclusively designed for professionals with duties that include interviewing suspected victims of child maltreatment, such as law enforcement, DCS professionals, professionals with the Office of Child Welfare Investigations, and Prosecutors.

AZPOST Certificate: 4 hours

Basic Forensic Interviewing in Child Abuse Cases

August 20, 2021 | 8:00am – 5:00pm |at the Show Low Public Safety Headquarters 

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Course Description: To improve the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases by teaching investigators interview techniques that gather the greatest amount of reliable information in a child-sensitive, developmentally appropriate, and legally defensible manner.

Who Should Attend: This training is exclusively designed for professionals with duties that include interviewing suspected victims of child maltreatment, such as law enforcement, DCS professionals, professionals with the Office of Child Welfare Investigations, and Prosecutors.

AZPOST Certificate: 8 hours

One Party Consent Calls

August 25, 2021 | 9:00am – 1:00pm |at the Scottsdale Police and Fire Training Center 

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Course Description: This training focuses on the legal issues and techniques of interviewing adults suspected of committing child abuse, and is designed to improve the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases by teaching investigators interview techniques that gather the greatest amount of reliable information. Some information regarding interviewing juveniles suspected of child abuse is also included.

Who Should Attend: This training is exclusively designed for professionals with duties that include interviewing suspected victims of child maltreatment, such as law enforcement, DCS professionals, professionals with the Office of Child Welfare Investigations, and Prosecutors.

AZPOST Certificate: 4 hours

 

Training Catalog

You can view the courses we offer and request one to be brought to your area.

View the Course Catalog

 

For questions about Children’s Justice Trainings please contact:

Simone Tavassoli, Training Coordinator at simone@pcaaz.org.

 

 

These trainings are provided free of charge thanks to a grant from the Governor’s Office for Youth, Faith and Families.