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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.

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 Polaris (Operators of the National Human Trafficking Hotline, and NAFC 2019 Keynote Speakers) and The SOAP Project for their continuing contributions to the development of this certification and its examination.

 Download the 2019 Call for Presenters workshop submission form!


M O D E R N  D A Y  S L A V E R Y :
From Sexual Exploitation to Forced Labor

Thank you, Polaris, and all presenters and attendees, for an amazing 2018 annual conference!

"In 2017 we celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the creation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Ten years ago, we knew that human trafficking was a pervasive problem, but were struggling with how to fight it due to the underground nature of the crime. Now, we're using Hotline data to pinpoint the most effective ways to disrupt trafficking at the root and help survivors restore their freedom. Now, we know." ~ POLARIS




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