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Our Vision: APSAC envisions a world where all maltreated or at-risk children and their families have access to the highest level of professional commitment and service.

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New Issue of APSAC's Alert:  Evidence Based Service Planning for Child Welfare. Read it now!


APSAC's Voice is being heard by the United States Supreme Court!  

On Thursday morning, the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issued a decision in Ohio v. Clark. Earlier this year, APSAC submitted an Amicus Curiae Brief to SCOTUS in support of the petitioner, the State of Ohio.

Not only did SCOTUS rule unanimously in Ohio’s favor, they also cited APSAC’s brief in their decision! (Check it out on page 9 of the opinion!)

APSAC would like to express its deep gratitude and recognize Thomas D. Lyon, J.D., Ph.D. (Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Guirado Chair in Law and Psychology University of Southern California Gould School of Law), and Jeremy A. Lawrence, J.D (Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP; Los Angeles, California) for their amazing work in writing the brief.

Read more about Ohio v. Clark on the official SCOTUS blog

APSAC's Amicus Curiae Brief

U.S. Supreme Court decision full text

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  • Have you renewed your membership for 2015? Don't miss out on all of APSAC's great member benefits in the new year. Renew today!
  • 2015 APSAC Advanced Training Institutes. Registration is now open. Select this link for details.
  • APSAC Advisor. Members can now view Issue #2, 2014, of the APSAC Advisor in the APSAC Library 
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23rd Annual APSAC Colloquium -

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2015 APSAC Child Forensic Interview Clinics

APSAC is offering two Child Forensic Interview Clinics in 2015. These clinics offer 40 hours of intensive training on investigating interviewing of children.



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