Jerri Sites, MA


With 30 years of experience working in the field of child abuse investigations, Jerri Sites has developed and honed her expertise which includes two decades working in the Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) movement. Throughout her career, she has conducted over 2100 child forensic interviews, testified on countless occasions as an expert witness, and has provided training at the national, regional, state, and local level.

Jerri has vast experience in providing trauma-informed, research-based training and technical assistance to MDTs, CACs, and child-serving professionals throughout the United States. She has led efforts to provide team and organizational strategic planning, create train-the-trainer programs, and facilitate curriculum development for a variety of trainings in the child abuse investigation arena.

​Jerri co-authored “The Child Abuse Investigative Field Guide," published in 2015, and in recent years in her role as Regional Training Specialist for the Southern Regional Children's Advocacy Center, a project of the National Children's Advocacy Center, Jerri co-authored "Research to Practice" white papers and presented webinars on the topics of the MDT and CAC approach to recantation, as well as the MDT and CAC approach children with problematic sexual behaviors. In addition, in collaboration with colleagues from the Native American Children's Alliance, Jerri co-authored the publication, "Listen and Learn: A Process for Initiating Collaboration between Tribal Communities and CACs." Access to these publications can be found in the Links to Resources section.

​Jerri holds a Master of Arts Degree in Communications with an emphasis in professional development from Lindenwood University.