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JULY 1986

County Attorney Tom Johnson and Assistant County Attorney Tom Frost visit the site of the nation’s first child advocacy center in Huntsville, Alabama.



NOVEMBER 1988

Articles of Incorporation filed. The new organization is named Child Abuse Evaluation Center.


AUGUST 1989

A groundbreaking ceremony is held to recognize the construction of a new facility at 2502 Tenth Avenue South.







JULY 1990

CornerHouse receives the National Association of Counties Achievement Award.



OCTOBER 1992

The Hennepin County Attorney's office formally adopts a policy that CornerHouse interviews are required for all cases involving child victims under the age of 10.



NOVEMBER 1994

CornerHouse is recognized as a full member of the National Network of Child Advocacy Centers.





NOVEMBER 1997

The agency is renamed CornerHouse Interagency Child Abuse Evaluation and Training Center.




JULY 2001

The first “Case Review Meeting” of the Interagency Team is held at CornerHouse.



DECEMBER 2002

CornerHouse and APRI are selected as the recipients of the Peter Drucker Nonprofit Innovation Award for the Finding Words™ Training Program.



MARCH 2004

CornerHouse is honored as the 2004 Sheila Wellstone Gold Watch recipient for working collaboratively with law enforcement, child protection, and the county attorney’s office to provide a safe place for children to tell of their experiences of abuse.



JANUARY 2009

CornerHouse's application for continued status as an Accredited member of the National Children's Alliance is approved with no recommendations for improvement.



JANUARY 2013

The CornerHouse Forensic Interview Protocol is significantly revised to include the following stages: Build Rapport, Seek Information, Explore Statements, End Respectfully and three guiding principles: Person Centered, Semi-Structured and Forensically Sound.








JANUARY 1987

Multi-disciplinary Planning Committee is formed to study the feasibility of creating a child abuse evaluation center. The committee meets throughout the next two years.





JULY 1989

In the first six weeks of being open, forensic interviews and medical examinations are provided to 52 children.




SEPTEMBER 1989

The organization is renamed CornerHouse Interagency Child Abuse Evaluation Center.


DECEMBER 1989

CornerHouse videotapes of forensic interviews are used for the first time in two criminal cases in Hennepin County.


DECEMBER 1989

In less than six months of operation, CornerHouse serves over 200 children.



FEBRUARY 1991

CornerHouse provides its first training services outside of Hennepin County.




FEBRUARY 1994

The capital building expansion and remodeling funding campaign begins.



OCTOBER 1996

The training program is advertised on a national level. In the fall, four training sessions are provided at the sponsoring agency’s facility.



JANUARY 1998

An open house is held in the newly remodeled and expanded facility, which increased in size from 2,212 to 8,12009 square feet.



NOVEMBER 2002

CornerHouse is accredited as a full member of the National Children’s Alliance.



JUNE 2003

CornerHouse receives a commendation from the Hennepin Board of County Commissioners.





NOVEMBER 2005

CornerHouse receives Community Leadership Award from Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar.





JUNE 2009

CornerHouse commemorates 20 years at Annual Meeting. CornerHouse presents first showing of "Healing Young Lives" DVD telling the CornerHouse story.