Basic Investigations of Child Sexual Abuse Crimes

November 10, 2021 | 8:00am – 5:00pm |at the Southwest Family Advocacy Center 


Course Description: To improve the investigation and prosecution of sexual child abuse cases by teaching investigators investigative, medical investigative, and charging 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: 8 hours

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.

Upcoming Courses

There are no trainings scheduled for the remainder of 2021. If you are interested in attending a training in 2022, please subscribe to our email list or explore the training catalog below. 

We will update trainings for 2022 in the coming weeks.


Training Catalog

We work with Arizona experts to offer sixteen different Child Crimes Investigation trainings. Feel free to peruse our training catalog. Interested in bringing a training to your area? Let us know which training and where you plan to host the training, and we can coordinate a date. 

For questions about Children’s Justice Trainings please contact:

Simone Tavassoli, Training Coordinator at


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