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APSAC Committees

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Our Mission: The mission of APSAC is to improve society’s response to the abuse and neglect of its children. 

Our Vision: APSAC envisions a world where all maltreated or at-risk children and their families have access to the highest level of professional commitment and service.

Amicus Committee ​

This committee analyzes legal and public policy issues to which APSAC may lend insight and expertise. The group files amicus briefs in state and federal court and develops briefs and position papers for the Board to review and approve.

Awards Committee ​

Each year, APSAC solicits its members for recommendations to receive one of nine APSAC Awards. This committee reviews the nominations and makes recommendations.

Membership Committee

This committee develops programs and services to both enhance our services to members and develop strategies to increase APSAC membership

Nominations Committee

This group is responsible for recruiting candidates who would like to stand for election to the Board of Directors. Once the Nominations Committee assembles a list of potential candidates, it reviews the information and presents it to the Board of Directors. This Committee also presents a slate of candidates for the board to elect officers of the Society.

Partnership Committee

​This subcommittee of the Membership Committee focuses on establishing mutually beneficial partnerships with other associations and organizations in the field of child maltreatment.​

Prevention Committee

This committee seeks to promote prevention as an APSAC priority, to increase prevention-oriented programs at the Colloquium, and to provide a group for APSAC members who are interested in prevention to share information and exchange ideas.

Professional Training & Education Committee

This committee is responsible for reviewing content for APSAC's various educational programs, including Forensic Interview Clinics, advanced training institutes, APSAC Online Training and the APSAC Colloquia.

Publications Committee

​APSAC's Publications Committee sets policies for APSAC publications, including the APSAC Advisor, APSAC Alert, Guidelines for Professional Practice, and sets the overall direction for our journal, Child Maltreatment

State Chapters Committee

The State Chapters Committee is responsible for communication and liaison with APSAC's State Chapters. The group also collects annual reports and State Chapter grant requests for approval by the Board of Directors.

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