Mission Statement
What We Do

The mission of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies is to provide quality education, training, consultation, and research in the forensic studies to professionals and students.

AIAFS is a leader in connecting members with one another to help facilitate professional growth, increased competency, and awareness in forensic mental health studies.


Partnership Organizations
Community Partners

Interested in creating a partnership with AIAFS? Contact us at aiafsassoc@gmail.com or 612-250-5432 for more information!

Forensic Mental Health
What does it mean?

The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) is the leader in bridging the gap between forensic mental health and human service professional entities. By offering on-site training and conferences, educational webinars, current research and factual articles on a variety of topics, consultation services, and private training sessions, as well as a platform for professional networking.

The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) is the frontrunner in partnering with educational institutions in developing exclusive programs focusing on human service professional's intellectual growth in areas of forensic mental and behavioral health.

AIAFS' Profile
Who We Are

The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) was established in March 2011 as a National Association.

The Board of Directors is comprised of representatives of several disciplines within forensic fields of practice, including Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Psychology.

AIAFS, as an organized national association, is mandated to advance forensic education and disseminate criminal justice research findings throughout the professional community through continuing education training, professional certifications, academic publications, and educational resources for professionals and students in forensic science and related fields.

AIAFS, as an organized National Association, mandates to research criminal justice material and share findings throughout the forensic professional community.

Professional Board Approval
Where It Counts

AIAFS seeks continuing education approval from the following boards for the On-Site and most Livestream training events:

The Minnesota Board of Social Work
The Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health
The Minnesota POST Board
The Minnesota Board of Psychology
The Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
The Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education

AIAFS Management Staff
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