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Welcome to CornerHouse


CornerHouse is a great community resource that is on the frontlines of child abuse; assuring that the voices of children, adolescents, and vulnerable adults are heard. CornerHouse is also valued as an industry resource; teaching and sharing best practices, observations, and techniques in forensic interviewing.

Founded in 1989, CornerHouse is an accredited Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) that coordinates multi-disciplinary teams to assist each child and family and offers services that are designed to minimize trauma to child victims of abuse, to provide support and assistance to the entire family, and to hold offenders accountable.

Overview of CornerHouse Services

Forensic Services CornerHouse is a world-class leader in forensic interviewing. CornerHouse hears the voices of approximately 450 children and adolescents in Minnesota each year when conducting forensic interviews and medical examinations of children, adolescents, and vulnerable adults who have reported sexual abuse, witnessed violent crime, or who may have been otherwise victimized.

Family Services CornerHouse also offers family services to support families and caregivers with education, counseling, and crisis management.

Training CornerHouse provides internationally-recognized, state-of-the-art training in forensic interviewing. To date, CornerHouse has trained over 29,000 individuals throughout the world; including professionals from every Minnesota County, every state in United States (including Hawaii and Alaska) and 18 foreign countries including the investigators of the International Criminal Court at The Hague. CornerHouse not only benefits children in its own community, its nation-wide training assures that the voices of children are heard worldwide.

CornerHouse assures that the voices of children and adolescents are heard.

Our Vision

Children grow up free from abuse.

The Child First Philosophy

The child is our first priority.
Not the needs of the family.
Not the child’s “story.”
Not the evidence.
Not the needs of the courts.
Not the needs of police, child protection, attorneys, etc.
The child is our first priority.