About First Witness

We are a 501 c 3 non-profit located in the heart of Duluth, Minnesota. First Witness Child Abuse Resource Center is a safe, child-friendly place for victims of child sexual and physical abuse to tell their story. We provide child appropriate forensic interviews, crisis counseling to children and families and age appropriate education on personal body safety for children. We also provide forensic interview training to social workers, law enforcement officials, county attorneys and others who work with children or investigate child abuse allegations. At First Witness we believe every child deserves ongoing safety and opportunities to heal from abuse. First Witness is a nationally accredited child advocacy center working as part of a multidisciplinary team made up of public and private agencies involved with the investigation, prosecution, medical examination and advocacy services for children and their non-offending caregivers. Prior to First Witness, children were likely to be interviewed 3-4 times throughout the investigation. Those involved with the process saw the need for change. Our team protocol requires just one record, child-centered interview at the First Witness building in Duluth. Our goal is to make sure children are safe. Our Services Include: Evaluation and Assessment, Family Services Prevention & Training.

Staff - Full Time

Staff - Part Time

Interns

We generally work with MSW interns for one year at a time but take semester undergrad interns from a variety of disciplines. The process of becoming a First Witness Intern is competitive. We thank the Universities in the Duluth/Superior area for providing some of the brightest and talented students.

Board of Directors - Executive

Board of Directors