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

Courtroom Preparations for Cases Involving Child Maltreatment

May 3, 2021 | 8:00am – 5:00pm | at the Casa Grande Police Station

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Course Description: To improve the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases by teaching investigators/prosecutors courtroom testimony protocols, child victim testimony protocols, expert witness protocols/techniques, jury selection, witness techniques, best practices for pre-trial interviewing, and meeting untrue defenses.

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

May 13, 2021 | 8:00am – 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 investigators confrontation call best practices that are child-sensitive, developmentally-appropriate, and legally-defensible.

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

Continuing Forensic Interviewing

May 19, 2021 | 8:00am – 5:00pm | at the Surprise Police Department

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Course Description: To continue to improve techniques for investigative interviews of children and in order to reduce additional trauma to the child victim. This course is focused on the latest research-based techniques recommended for use in the forensic interview.

Who Should Attend: This training is exclusively designed for lead investigators of child maltreatment crimes, including detectives, DCS investigators, designated Forensic Interviewers, and Prosecutors who completed the Advanced Forensic Interview Training.

AZPOST Certificate: 8 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:

Molly Peterson, Training and Development Specialist at molly@pcaaz.org.

 

 

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