First Responder

first responders

The First Responder training is geared toward Law Enforcement and Child Protective Service professionals. 

The objectives of this training are to help focus on the safety and well-being of the child, minimize the trauma to the child during the course of an investigation, gather minimal facts, and support the sound investigation and subsequent prosecution when responding to cases of alleged child abuse.


Through a partnership with the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services and NYSCA, the First Responder training has been made available as an hour webinar.  This webinar can be accessed free of charge by NYS law enforcement statewide through DCJS’ online training portal.  All others interested in accessing the webinar can contact NYSCA Chapter Coordinator at