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Forensic Interviews

A forensic interview is a single session, recorded interview for children between the ages of 3 and 17 or developmentally delayed adults. Interviews are designed to elicit information when a child has experienced abuse or neglect or has been witness to violence against another person. The forensic interview is conducted by a trained professional of the Child First training model or equivalent training model. Interviews are conducted in a supportive and non-leading way and are observed by multidisciplinary team members (MDT) in a separate room via video feed. Requests for forensic interviews are made by DFCS or Law Enforcement when there is an investigation in progress.

Extended Forensic Interviews

An Extended Forensic Interviews are multi-session interviews conducted by a trained professional. Extended forensic interviews are conducted when a child may experience difficulty relaying information during a single interview session. Extended forensic interviews are determined to occur by the investigative team involved in the case.