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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 professions of Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist, and the very first certification board to develop standards and establish certification for Human Trafficking Victims Services Providers.

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NAFC 2019 Annual Conference

Download the 2019 Conference Binder (schedule, descriptions, bios, etc., updated July 10, 2019)

Keynote Topic:
"How to Help Motivate Survivors of Human Trafficking to Move Past Their Past"

Keynote Speaker:
Human Trafficking Survivor, Best Selling Author, Victim’s Advocate, Founder of S.O.A.P. (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution), and Consultant. Ms. Flores has been a licensed Social Worker for over twenty years. Ms. Flores was appointed to the Ohio Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Commission in 2009 and has testified before the Ohio House and Senate ... READ MORE ABOUT MS. FLORES!

Lennie Alcorn has worked for 22+ years as a Parole Agent in the State of Michigan working with high risk offenders. She possesses an LLPC, MAC, CSOTS and MPC. She has counseled many survivors and has been a public speaker nationally, internationally and locally regarding human trafficking and treatment for survivors. She has been essential in forming the first local Human Trafficking Response Team in Monroe County, Michigan ...READ MORE ABOUT AGENT LENNIE ALCORN!



Test-exempt Granfathering for Forensic, Addictions, and
Human Trafficking Victims Services Specialty Certifications

NAFC is currently Grandfathering certain forensic, addicton, and human trafficking provider certifications through Test-exemption

NAFC is the very first certification board to develop standards and establish certification for the Forensic Counselor. Criminal Justice Specialist, and Human Trafficking Victims Services Provider.

Download the Grandfathering Application, and Reference Form for your application.


"Building Bridges: Leaving and Recovering from Cultic Groups and Relationships: A Virtual Event for Families and Former Members"

8-session ICSA (International Cultic Studies Association) virtual event.

Exit counselors Joseph Kelly and Patrick Ryan and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Rachel Bernstein will lead an 8-session ICSA virtual event. The event will take place at 7:00 pm eastern time, beginning on April 24, 2019 and will continue weekly until June 12, 2019.

Topics discussed will include: Assessing a family’s unique situation; understanding why people join and leave groups; considering the nature of psychological manipulation and abuse, etc.

Find out more or register online!


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

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

New Resources added for Military Personnel and Veterans





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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

Lisa R. Randol
Executive Financial Officer, Member Relations

Bailey Mackenzie
Director of 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.