The Advanced Child Abuse Investigation Training Program for Law Enforcement is supported by the Children’s Justice Act through the Texas Center for Judiciary. This training program is administered by the Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA) with input from a statewide curriculum committee comprised of representatives from law enforcement, child protective services, children’s advocacy centers, and victim services. The program developed a comprehensive curriculum covering crucial aspects related to law enforcement’s response to child abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The program utilizes a network of certified instructors to deliver training on a local basis, thus enabling more officers to take part in this very important training.
Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, Inc.
Texas Department of Family & Protective Services
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault
Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV)
About the Training
The Advanced Child Abuse Investigation training is designed to improve law enforcement’s response to incidents of child abuse and neglect, particularly child sexual abuse and exploitation. This training combines the most up-to-date interviewing and investigative techniques for officers to handle such crimes more effectively, while ensuring full victim restoration through the use of multidisciplinary teams.
Several organizations and agencies involved in investigating crimes against children have created specialized forms for these investigations that help streamline the investigation process and increase paperwork efficiency. The Advanced Child Abuse Investigation Training Program has copies of many of these forms available for law enforcement use. If your organization has a sample form you would like the program to include in this list, please contact the Program Manager.