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ADEPT Disability Forensic Interview Protocol

Course Description

The ADEPT Disability Forensic Interview Protocol training is designed for active forensic interviewers who already have completed a basic forensic interview training. The training covers forensic interviewing skills specifically for interviewing people with disabilities, with considerations for disability, accommodations, accessibility, trauma, cultural background, disability culture and its intersections, abuse dynamics, forensic science, alternative pathways to justice for the disability community and disability history.   

Curriculum topic areas include how to make adaptations to a forensic interview protocol to provide accommodations and accessibility, conducting a forensic interview involving multiple incidents of abuse, use of diagrams and multiple forensic interviews.   
Participants learn through direct instruction using evidence-based research and the presentation of case samples. Small group activities and large group discussions will be used to practice the accommodations needed to conduct a disability forensic interview. The training session will conclude with an individual practicum that is graded using a pass/fail grading system. 

Maximum Number of Attendees: 24


All participants must be actively in the field of investigations, forensic interviewing or law enforcement, and must be able to provide proof that they have completed a basic forensic interview training course. There is a practicum component.


Cost for this training is $300 per person. This fee can be paid via PayPal or can be invoiced to your agency. Please email if you need an invoice. 


These trainings are held online from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern each day.

Conflict of Interest Statement

This training is for establishing and implementing a protocol that is legally defensible to assist in the prosecution of crimes against people with disabilities. It is not meant for professionals who may be hired as a third party to investigate or advise a private company or other organization on the prevention or uncovering of potential liability, which would be considered a conflict of interest. In keeping with its mission to protect crime victims with disabilities, the AACs reserve the right to reject such applicants.


The AACs reserves the right to reject any applicant who does not align with our programmatic goals.


There are no upcoming dates.