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Established in 1995, the National Association of Forensic CounselorsTM is the first certification board to develop standards and establish the specialty profession of the Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist.

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New Certification

Certified Human Trafficking Victim Services Provider (CHTVSP) 

NAFC has developed a new certification for professionals who victim services to human trafficking victims.

NAFC thanks the following professionals and organizations for their continued contributions to the development of this certification and its examination:

(Operators of the National Human Trafficking Hotline, and NAFC 2018 Keynote Speakers)
Rochelle Keyhan
Collective Liberty
Detective Joseph Scaramucci
Agent Lennie Alcorn 

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 New Resources added for military Personnel and Veterans

The Military Guide
US Department of Veteran Affairs Crisis Hotline
Planning for Life after Discharge
Transition to Civilian Life
Surviving Spouses Resources
Best Jobs for Returning Service Members




Research, Articles, and Information
on Human Trafficking and Support for Victims

Research, Articles, and Information
on Cults and Support for Former Cult Members


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About NAFC


The NAFC was the first to establish post graduate standards, guidelines, and professional responsibility to identify a competent workforce in the mental health, criminal justice, addictions and corrections professions in the very specialized areas of forensic counseling and criminal justice counseling and supervision.


NAFC has consistently been a leader in promoting safe and effective treatment and supervision of offenders in both civil and criminal cases, improving communication between the clinician and criminal justice system, and enhanced protection of the public. The NAFC Mission is to Promote Competency and Training among Persons Working with Criminal Offenders.

The Certification for the Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist

The National Association of Forensic Counselors is the first and largest independent multi-disciplinary credentialing board representing the Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist.

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Karla M. Taylor
CEO - President

Mercedes E. Tyree
Director of Member Relations, Social Media Producer

Lisa R. Randol
Executive Financial Officer, Member Relations

Bailey Mackenzie
Member Relations

S. Earlene Simpson
Member Relations

The American Academy of Certified Forensic Counselors (AACFC) is the Certification Commission of the National Association of Forensic Counselors.