Aubree Vance
Lead Forensic Interviewer and Prevention Specialist


BS | Criminal Justice & Psychology | Trine University 

Aubree has over 12 years of experience working with at-risk populations. She is trained in the Michigan Forensic Interviewing protocol and the National Institute of Health and Human Development International Evidence-Based Investigative protocol. Additionally, she has attended the National Children’s Alliance Advanced Forensic Interviewing training, Forensic Experiential Trauma Interviewing, and The Cognitive Interview for Cold Case Investigations.

In 2020, Aubree was an integral part in advocating for and implementing the Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect’s Tele-Forensic Interviewing Guidelines. Appointed by FBI Unit Chief, Catherine Connell, Aubree, along with a diverse group of experts were tasked with revising and solidifying the collaborative efforts between the FBI and National Children’s Alliance.  

Aubree served as a content expert on the subcommittee charged with the 25th anniversary revision of the Michigan Forensic Interview Protocol by the Governor’s Task Fork on Child Abuse and Neglect. 

In 2023, Aubree was awarded the Champion of Hope Award. This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated unwavering dedication to spreading hope, positivity, and inspiration to their community and beyond through courage, determination, and resilience.  

Aubree is a trained facilitator for Darkness to Light’s: Stewards of Children prevention education program. She enjoys educating and empowering the adults in her community to protect children. Aubree finds passion in helping give youth the opportunity to tell their story and have their voices heard.

She wants families who are coming to Small Talk to know that they will be treated with respect and dignity from all staff throughout their healing journey.

Aubree has been with Small Talk since 2015.