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Mentoring and Consultation Groups Format


The training includes:

  • Seven group meetings, 90 minutes in length
  • Two peer review meetings with group leader
  • Required readings

The entire training will take approximately 12 to 14 hours to complete for the seven month period Mentoring and Consultation Groups is in session.

Four Mentoring and Consultation Groups, with up to ten participants in each group, will be created, and each group will be assigned to a highly skilled forensic interview specialist/trainer.

One group will be dedicated to Spanish speaking forensic interviewers.

Dates of the 2022 Group meetings. (Each meeting is 90 minutes in length)

All start times noted below are stated as Central time zone.

Group A - Spanish Speaking Forensic Interviews
10:00 – 11:30 am
Central Time Zone
Group B
10:00 – 11:30 am Central Time Zone
Group C
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Central Time Zone
Group D
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Central Time Zone
February 4 February 3 February 1 February 3
MCG #2 March 4 March 10 March 1 March 10
MCG #3 April 8 April 14 April 5 April 14
MCG #4 May 6 May 19 May 3 May 19
MCG #5 June 3 June 16 June 7 June 16
MCG #6 July 8 July 21 July 12 July 21
MCG #7 August 5 August 11 August 2 August 11


Applications will open on November 15, 2021.

For more information, email Laura Buff.

*Group A is designed exclusively for Spanish-speaking forensic interviewers.


This project is supported by Grant No. 2017-CI-FX-K001 and 2020-CI-FX-K001 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.