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Sex Offender Specialist Interview Course

This comprehensive specialist interviewing course has been specifically designed using videos and in depth case studies to enhance the skills and knowledge of professionals who interview sex offenders of children in the course of law enforcement investigations, child protection evaluations and risk assessment and/or management of sexual offenders. For the first time, professionals working in these challenging environments can undertake a program of study that will introduce participants to a tried and tested methodology for developing, preparing and implementing effective interview strategies with perpetrators of child sexual abuse in both online and offline environments.



When: October 22—26, Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm and Friday 8:00am-12:30pm
Where: The Maryland Judicial College and Education Center 2011D Commerce Park Drive Annapolis, MD 21401 

Class size limited to 45 registrants.
Tuition: $915




For payment by Check or PO, please mail to: Center for Children, Inc. ATTN: Vickie Grow PO Box 2924 La Plata, MD 20646


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Westin Annapolis at 100 Westgate Circle Annapolis, MD 21401. Click here to book onine or book by calling 1-888-627-8994 and mentioning Interviewing Specialist Training group for a room rate of $130 plus taxes (gsa rate).

This training is reserved for professionals who work in this arena (law enforcement, probation, social workers). We reserve the right to deny participation to any registrant who does not meet that criteria.



Cancellations: If you register for the course and cannot attend, you must notify of your cancellation via email. The deadline to cancel is October 1, 2018. You can substitute another attendee in place of your registration, but there will be no refunds after that date. Prior to October 2018, refunds minus a $25 fee will be provided.

Any questions regarding registration or the training session can be directed to Vickie Grow at or 301-609-9887 ext. 158.

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About Dr. Joe Sullivan ​

Dr. Sullivan is a Registered Forensic Psychologist (Health Professions Council) . He holds a PhD in Forensic Psychology, a Masters Degree in Criminology, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Social Sciences and a Certificate of Qualification in Social Work. Dr. Sullivan is an honorary lecturer in Forensic Psychology at the University of Birmingham, UK. For the past 20 years, Dr. Sullivan has worked with police officers, social workers, probation officers, faith groups and educationalists to provide insights into the motivations, thoughts and behaviors of child sex offenders. Dr Sullivan has worked extensively in law enforcement since 1996, assisting UK and European police forces with investigations into the sexually motivated abduction, murder and assault of children.

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