Forensic interviewing of children and adolescents reflects a complex set of circumstances that require training questioning to elicit information, assessing the developmental capacities of the victim and techniques associated with gathering detailed descriptions of abusive/criminal events. Additionally, cases have levels of complexity which often require interdisciplinary expertise to fully address issues raised by the multidisciplinary team involved in the criminal or child protective investigation.
Finding Words/Child First - New Jersey provides case consultation services that allows for individual prosecutors’ offices or child protective service offices to present cases for review by the appropriate content experts. This forum allows structured feedback to child forensic interviewers and investigators for opportunities to discuss case challenges. Expert reports, review of relevant research literature and court testimony are provided to support case litigation. External and peer review have been shown to result in valuable supplements to specially trained investigators and attorneys to enhance case outcomes.
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