What Is a Forensic Interview?
A forensic interview may serve as the first step in most child protective services and/or law enforcement investigations of potential child sexual or physical abuse. A properly conducted forensic interview by an objective and trained expert professional to evaluate the potential for abuse is a central component of the evaluation child sexual and/or physical abuse. Objective and quality expert forensic interviewing involves an evaluation of the interview setting, communication strategies with involved investigative and medical professionals, utilization of objective and legally sound interviewing techniques; and use of trained, experienced, and properly supervised interviewers.
Expert Analysis of a Forensic Interview
Child Abuse Pediatrics Consultants provides objective evaluation of a forensic interview for prosecution or defense legal professionals in the family or criminal court setting. Our expert is a highly skilled, certified forensic social worker with 20 years of experience and full time clinical practice an academic setting. The expert evaluation includes education for legal professionals as to the training, interview process and protocol, documentation methods, information sharing with other professionals, and how child development may impact the forensic interview process.
Child Abuse Forensic Interview Expert Request
Child Abuse Pediatrics Consultants’ expert forensic interview specialist will provide a brief telephone intake for attorney or government agencies only. To request an intake, please fill out the form on this link.