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Established in 1995, the National Association of Forensic CounselorsTM is the first certification board to develop standards and establish the specialty profession of the Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist.

    2018 Annual Conference Keynote and Topic  

  Keynote Topic:  

Modern Day Slavery:
From Sexual Exploitation to Forced Labor – Becoming Proactive in the Fight against Human Trafficking

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This year, NAFC will host three (3) Keynote Speakers from the Polaris Disruption and Trafficking Team, Rochelle Keyhan, Francheska Loza, and Veronica Liwak.

Leading the Keynote is Rochelle Keyhan, Director of Disruption Strategies for Polaris located in Washington, DC.

Before joining Polaris, Ms. Keyhan spent six years as a prosecutor of gender-based violence crimes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she is bar certified to practice law ... read more about Ms. Keyhan now!

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The NAFC was the first to establish post graduate standards, guidelines, and professional responsibility to identify a competent workforce in the mental health, criminal justice, addictions and corrections professions in the very specialized areas of forensic counseling and criminal justice counseling and supervision.


NAFC has consistently been a leader in promoting safe and effective treatment and supervision of offenders in both civil and criminal cases, improving communication between the clinician and criminal justice system, and enhanced protection of the public. The NAFC Mission is to Promote Competency and Training among Persons Working with Criminal Offenders.

The Certification for the Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist

The National Association of Forensic Counselors is the first and largest independent multi-disciplinary credentialing board representing the Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist.

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The American Academy of Certified Forensic Counselors (AACFC) is the Certification Commission
of the National Association of Forensic Counselors.