We believe children begin to heal the moment they are truly heard.
A forensic interview is a structured conversation with a child intended to elicit detailed information about a possible event(s) that the child may have experienced or witnessed. The purposes of a forensic interview are:
To assess the child’s safety
To obtain information from a child that may be helpful in a criminal investigation
To obtain information that will either corroborate or refute allegations or suspicions of abuse and neglect
To assess the need for medical treatment and psychological care
A forensic interview is conducted at the Child Advocacy Center when there has been a report to law enforcement or Child Protective Services that the child may have been a victim of sexual or physical abuse or when a child may have witnessed a violent crime.