Although statewide mandates for joint investigations and joint training were implemented over a decade ago, collaboration and communication between law enforcement and Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS) investigative staff is not occurring consistently throughout the state.  The Advanced Child Abuse Investigation training program will provide free training to both law enforcement agencies and CPS investigative staff that is tailored to the specific needs of the local region.  

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Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, Inc. 
One With Courage
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Texas Department of Family & Protective Services
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault

The Advanced Child Abuse Investigation Training Program is designed to improve law enforcement and CPS’s response when jointly investigating crimes against children.  This training combines the most up-to-date interviewing and coordinated investigative techniques with the knowledge needed to ensure full victim restoration through the use of multidisciplinary teams.  

Sample Forms

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.