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Welcome to CornerHouse


CornerHouse listens and offers hope and healing to those silenced by trauma and violence. 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 500 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 nearly 33,000 individuals throughout the world; including professionals from every Minnesota County, every state in United States (including Hawaii and Alaska) and 20 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.

The mission of CornerHouse is to listen and offer hope and healing to those silenced by trauma and violence.

Core Values

Person-centered – We prioritize the children, teens, vulnerable adults and families we serve.
Collaborative  – We work together with our colleagues to achieve the best possible outcomes for victims.
Integrity – We are accountable for all we do and dedicated to justice for victims and fairness to alleged perpetrators.
Healing – We evoke the potential for growth and support hope and healing. 
Diversity – We work diligently to learn and engage with all in our community. 
Learning – We are open to expanding our knowledge about those we serve. 


Learn more about CornerHouse and take a tour of our facility at our quarterly Evening Experiences. Click to send an email for more information.