Who will my child talk to?
- A specially trained Forensic Interviewer (FI), experienced in talking with children about difficult subjects.
- FI’s goal is to make your child as comfortable as possible, while gathering necessary information.
- Questions are asked in a non-threatening and non-leading manner.
- The FI moves at a pace that is developmentally appropriate for your child and never forces a child to talk to them.
Can I watch the interview?
No, only those people who are directly involved in the investigation are allowed to observe the interview. This is done to reduce the possible stress that can be placed on a child and to provide a neutral setting for the child and the investigation.
Please bring a support person to wait with you during this time, if needed. If you bring more than one child, they will stay with you at all times during the interview.
Before and after the interview, you will have an opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns with the investigative team members.