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Building Hope Today provides tactical training and technical assistance to the multidisciplinary teams identifying, investigating, and prosecuting child sexual abuse crimes.

These are some of the most challenging cases to prosecute. There is usually no “hard” evidence, no eyewitnesses, no confession, no offender cooperation, and no crime scene.

So how can a jury convict “beyond a reasonable doubt”?

Our program is a complete shift in mindset.  We show that there is corroborative evidence to secure conviction in the “soft” evidence that occurs in 93% of cases.

We focus on grooming, delayed disclosure, victim advocacy and care, and multidisciplinary team effectiveness.

Offenders don’t walk free when teams use this approach.


Frequently Asked Questions
MDT Training

We specialize in offering two-day or one-day training events for multidisciplinary teams.
A team of Building Hope Today subject-matter experts presents techniques and collaborative practices designed to improve effectiveness in all dimensions of child sex abuse investigation, prosecution, and victim care.  Training includes Continuing Education Units.

MDT Consultation

We provide seasoned multidisciplinary consultants to teams who want to address various matters needed to establish, improve, or customize their effectiveness.

MDT Assessment

We take a victim-centered, trauma-informed approach to our multidisciplinary team assessment work.  We build a relationship with our MDT clients to examine effectiveness with:

  • reviewing policies and protocols,
  • conducting site visits and interviews, and
  • preparing a report with an interactive action plan.
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For more info on booking services, our fee structure, and how to plan, promote and present a successful training event, contact us.
We also have scholarships and training events supported by our generous donors to remove any barriers to training.  Get in touch!

Sharing Our Knowledge

Upcoming Events

January 2023 - OSHER Institute

Community Training

February 2023 - Idaho State Police

Peace Officer Standards Training

March 2023 - College of W. Idaho

Peace Officer Standards Training 

April 2023 - Southwest Idaho

Multidisciplinary Team Conference

May 2023 - Ada County Probation

Juvenile Probation Officer Training

June 2023 - Idaho Council on Domestic Violence & Victim Assistance

Two Days in June Conference

July 2023 - Online, On-Demand

Statewide Community Training 

August 2023 - Dallas Children's Advocacy Center

Crimes Against Children Conference

September 2023 - Idaho State Police

Peace Officer Standards Training

October 2023 - College of W. Idaho

Peace Officer Standards Training

What Are People Saying

Testimonials from MDT Members

"This training provided a new way of looking at cases. I had detectives talk to me about cases we’re working on together, saying, ‘We can do this differently... We can add this... I can ask this question...’ We’re looking at future cases and cases we could have done better if we had this knowledge before. It was important for our multidisciplinary team to receive this training and to receive it together.”


“I learned the importance of multi-faceted disciplines working together for a common goal. Taking care of ourselves and each other, and in doing this, we take care of victims.”

“All the information was really important. It was like being hit in the face with a sledgehammer. [This training] made us realize that in cases, even ones where we were able to get an omission from the suspect, having the foundation of grooming that built up to the abuse would have solidified a case ten times more in front of a jury. If you can build a case with the steps of grooming [we learned here], a case would have a solid case for conviction even without an omission.”


“This is great information that will help us on every new CSA case we handle.”

“I learned that cases go beyond the incident of abuse. To understand the victim and the case, we must investigate, research, and understand everything that led to the first abuse incident, and all the way to the last incident before disclosure. Everyone involved in preventing child sexual abuse needs this training.”


“This opened my awareness of acts of grooming. Throughout the course, I had a case that kept coming to mind. I needed this info.”

“We rely on courses such as this one to keep us current on investigative and prosecutorial trends facing these very important cases.  We appreciate having an opportunity to hear from experts in this field here in Idaho Falls.”

“I’ve been to your training, but I have many new detectives who haven’t had the opportunity to attend yet.  I’ve gone over your training with them, and all the detectives want to follow the methodology and use it in their cases.  It’s a game-changer in how we interact with victims, investigate and prosecute offenders, and take care of ourselves.  I hope to get my detectives to training soon.  We are short-staffed and overworked, so the closer to home for the training would help us immensely!  Of course, the funds are always a struggle for all sheriff offices and police departments here.  Our Sheriff is pretty good to make things happen where he can, but assistance would be very helpful.  There are quite a few new detectives in the surrounding areas on this side of the state, so a training locally would be huge.”

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