Laura Gapske, B.S.

Forensic Program Coordinator & Interviewer

Laura has over 9 years of experience working with victims of child abuse, sexual abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

She is our Forensic Program Coordinator & Interviewer at First Witness Child Advocacy Center. Laura conducts forensic interviews for St. Louis County-South and courtesy interviews as requested by external Law Enforcement or Social Service agencies. In this role, she monitors and conducts forensic interviews with children and track cases of alleged child abuse through the criminal justice and social service systems.  She is a member of the forensic interview training team, training professionals in interviewing children.  She has presented and trained on issues related to child abuse dynamics, First Witness forensic interview protocol, multidisciplinary team development, first responder training, and narrative practice.

Laura’s goal to ensure the best community response to child abuse and maltreatment victims and their non-offending caregivers.

She is a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and abides by the Multidisciplinary Team and Child Advocacy Center model best practice as set by the National Children’s Alliance accreditation standards.

Laura received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with a cultural studies concentration from the University of Wisconsin-Superior.