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CornerHouse is “Training the World to Listen.” CornerHouse is your best resource for learning and understanding forensic interviewing.

For more than 20 years, CornerHouse has provided world-class training to over 29,000 professionals from every Minnesota county; every state in the United States; and in 18 foreign countries, including the investigators of the International Criminal Court at the Hague.

Why choose CornerHouse for your training?

CornerHouse has 25 years of experience conducting forensic interviews. CornerHouse’s trainers have expert knowledge of relevant research and direct experience as active forensic interviewers. CornerHouse training curriculums and instructional materials are based on both the extensive review of literature in the field and the clinical experience of our staff. Curriculums are regularly updated to incorporate emerging research and best practices. Courses are designed to produce competent forensic interviewers who can defend their interviews in court.

CornerHouse’s trainers are national speakers and practicing forensic interviewers that excel at meeting the unique needs of individual learners and jurisdictions. Learners experience a supportive environment that values each individual’s professional expertise and experience. Training courses include interactive participation and experiential learning activities. Video-recorded examples are used to engage learners and increase their knowledge of forensic interviewing skills. The skills taught during class will be practiced through participation and observation of role-playing exercises that include immediate feedback from peers and instructors.

What will you gain from CornerHouse training?
Is CornerHouse training right for you?

CornerHouse training is designed for individuals who are active members of a multidisciplinary response to child abuse including: forensic interviewers, child/adult protection workers, tribal social service investigators, law enforcement officers, and prosecuting attorneys. Ideally, multidisciplinary teams will attend training together to maximize training outcomes and the team’s potential.

Who benefits and why?

Children, adolescents, and vulnerable adults benefit most from the training provided by CornerHouse. The child is our first priority. One of the primary goals of training is to ensure that people conducting forensic interviews, or who are involved in forensic interviews as part of a multidisciplinary team, have the skills to ensure that the individuals are prioritized during the interview process. Communities with well-trained multidisciplinary professionals conduct more effective investigations. Learners benefit from training by developing skills and confidence to conduct a person-centered, forensically-sound, semi-structured interview that elicits detailed and accurate information.

Training Options

CornerHouse offers a variety of specialized training classes. Click below to find out which class is right for you. In addition to conducting training at its facility in Minneapolis, CornerHouse also offers on-site training at your location.

Minneapolis Basic Forensic Interview Training
On-site Basic Forensic Interview Training
Advanced Forensic Interview Training
Collecting Minimal Facts Training
Consulting Services

Fees & Training Policies

2016 Fee Schedule

CornerHouse’s Training Policies

Training Scholarships for CornerHouse classes

Do you work in Minnesota? CornerHouse offers a limited number of scholarships for our Basic and Advanced training programs for people who work in Minnesota with funds provided by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. These scholarships cover the entire cost of tuition. Applications are due by November 14th, 2016 so CLICK HERE for more information!

Reprinting Graduation Certificates

Reprinting or replacing a graduation certificate is subject to a $25 fee. To order a reprinted certifcate, click on the "Add to Cart" button below.

CornerHouse has a great reputation in the industry and is highly recommended by learners.

What Our Learners Are Saying About CornerHouse Training

“CornerHouse’s training has revolutionized my understanding of how children disclose, and the considerations in performing interviews. After this training I will participate in our MDT with confidence.”

“Trainers were easy to approach. The learning was relaxed and the groups were small enough to allow for interaction.”

“Sharing experiences, role playing exercises, and watching videos of real interviews were very helpful during the training.”

“Knowing the development of children at different ages has given me insight into how to talk with them; I will approach the interviews differently based on my new understanding of childhood development.”

“This training taught me to remember to remain neutral and try to get away from the police-structured interrogation format to a more people-centered, non-biased interview structure. It will change how I conduct interviews for everyone, not just children.”