Comprehensive Victim Interviewing

Join us for this 2-day virtual training on Comprehensive Victim Interviewing (CVI), led by veteran law enforcement investigators and other leading national experts. Offered online through a high-performance technology platform, participants will have plenty of opportunities to interact and review videorecorded interviews with survivors conducted by skilled investigators following best practices, including accompaniment by a victim advocate. Register now, to join CVI and enhance your skills!

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Title: Comprehensive Victim Interviewing: Helping Victims Retrieve and Disclose Traumatic Memories

Date: June 28-29, 2023

Time: 7:30AM – 3:30PM PT / 10:30AM – 6:30PM ET

Registration: $299

Best training I've had in over 40 years in the workforce .
The expertise of the presenters was extremely evident!

Course Abstract

For more information about Comprehensive Victim Interviewing (CVI), please see the Course Abstract and Objectives.

Session Descriptions

Each CVI program is unique, because different experts provide instruction and there is some variation in training content. However, Session Descriptions offer more detail on the type of program components CVI participants can likely expect.

Who Should Attend?

CVI training focuses primarily on interviews conducted by law enforcement, for the purpose of advancing a criminal justice investigation and possible prosecution.

Professionals from other disciplines are welcome and encouraged to attend (e.g., Title IX investigators, victim advocates, health care providers and administrators). Many of the same principles and strategies can be applied to these contexts. However, training will not explicitly address how these other disciplines will apply this content to their work.

How Much Does it Cost?

Registration for the CVI program costs $299. This includes 2 full days of intensive training as well as handouts and a certificate of attendance. We also offer a Help Desk in case you need any assistance before, during, or after the course.

All CVI sessions will be recorded and available to you for 30 days after the live event.  With your paid registration, you will be able to re-watch all your favorite sessions from the CVI course, or catch any sessions that you may have missed.

Trigger Warning

CVI training incorporates real case examples and videorecorded interviews with survivors. Some of this content is graphic and may be upsetting to some viewers. We have taken steps to balance the amount of content that is emotionally difficult with other material, and we also offer multiple opportunities for self-care. However, please be advised that this course is designed primarily for criminal justice professionals, so it includes content from real-world sexual assault cases.

System Requirements

The CVI program features live video streaming, which requires a minimum of 3Mbps internet speed. The event platform is compatible with the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.

What people are saying

“I think this is the first training I’ve participated in that has had legitimate interviews from real survivors and having that in the training really helped with gaining ideas of how to implement things within my interviews.”


“Outstanding training, great examples. Very applicable to college campus.”

Deputy Chief, University Department of Public Safety 

“Wonderful training!! I thoroughly enjoyed every minute and look forward to using what I’ve learned in my career.”

Victim Advocate, Domestic Violence Program 

“Fantastic class. I will be recommending this class to other investigators in my region so they can look out for the next one and attend.”

Criminal Investigator 

“As a seasoned investigator, this is one of the best trainings I have attended. I wish I would have had this when I first started my career, as a lot of the things that I use I have found out the hard way through trial and error.”

Investigator, Civilian Office of Police Accountability 

“Excellent training. Best virtual format and interactive training I have attended. Really kept me interested and engaged.”


“I understand it was for investigative personnel but still very helpful for the rest of us.  Thank you for what you are doing!!!”

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner 

This is awesome training. I appreciate that it is available to view again for the next month, so I can go back and review anything that I may have missed. I am looking forward to sharing this training with my colleagues.