I want to sincerely thank Pam Riddle - Children Advocacy Center of East Central Illinois, Carrie Cohan - Madison County CAC, Mark Parr - North/Northwest Cook Co. CAC and Sheryl Woodham - The Guardian Center CAC for their service and dedication to the peer review program. They have facilitated peer review for many year, and are the reason that this program is such a success. These leaders have established their local groups and have been a true pillar of facilitation in their regions.
CACI asked these facilitators to pass the torch to other individuals starting July 1st to give other opportunities for leadership across the state. Their leadership, and knowledge has been appreciated all these years.
As the new year for peer review kicks off starting this summer the following people will be the facilitators across the state:
Michelle Hawley - Northern Region
Lynn Aladeen - Northeast Region
Denise Johnson - Central Region
Andrea Fox - North Central Region
Leah Brown - Southern Region
Melanie Pignotti - Cook Region
Robyn Carr - Northeast Central Region
Cara Vock- Northwest Central Region
These facilitators met June 12th to train on peer review. They prepared for the upcoming year, shared ideas, and discussed topics that their regions can improve on. Adhering with the NCA Standards, at peer review forensic interviewers discuss scholarly articles and this years’ focus will be digging further into these articles and application.
If you are not connected to a peer review, don’t hesitate to contact me to connect you to your local group. We are looking forward to a continued fantastic upcoming year of peer review.