MORE ABOUT KRISTI
Kristi spent 10 years in the police force as a Specialist Child Interviewer and a Detective Senior Constable.
When she retired from the force, Kristi believed there was a better way to help children and families.
By taking a proactive approach, rather than a reactive approach of 'locking up' the bad guy after it was done, she could help prevent child abuse and break the cycle of trauma that victims are so often subjected to.
In addition to her experience in the force, Kristi has appeared on TV as a Child Safety Expert and was an Online Safety Specialist.
During this role, she presented to schools’ students from years 3-12 about staying safe online and has also presented to many parents and teachers during this time.
More than just a presenter, Kristi is a facilitator - driving the message and bringing experts together. She is passionate about keeping kids safe and isn’t afraid to keep it real (prepare for some swearing from Kristi!).
At home, her family includes her 15-year-old daughter, a very supportive husband and two dogs. She is passionate about youth mental health and has mentored on youth camps.
The decade Kristi spent talking to kids about what had happened to them, during her role as a specialist child interviewer and investigator, was so hard that Kristi had to walk away from the front line duties.
What Kristi couldn’t walk away from was the pain she knew so many kids were suffering, and that she wanted to do everything in her power to prevent this pain from happening more.
This is why CAPE-AU was founded. To provide an educational service for parents, caregivers and guardians around child sexual abuse protection and prevention.