Our forensic interviews minimize trauma by ensuring a victim tells their story only one time.

Successful prosecution of child abuse cases begins with a thorough investigation. At the core of that investigation, the ability to ensure the safety and protection of children often starts with the initial forensic interview.

Forensic interviewers provide children with a safe place to share their stories in their own words to experts who will listen to them, protect them and help them heal.

Professionals trained in Forensic Interviews ask child victims a series of unbiased, non-leading questions to gather information about the abuse in age and developmentally-appropriate manner. During the interview, the child and the interviewer meet one-on-one. Our partners observe the interview through a live video feed.

The forensic interview is often a critical part of the initial investigation and the criminal prosecution.

Before centers like the Navajo County Family Advocacy Center, children repeatedly re-lived the trauma of abuse by detailing their abuse on separate occasions to multiple professionals. Our forensic interviews minimize trauma by ensuring that the child provides their statement one time to one trained professional.

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