Presented by Tomi Turner, Family Services Manager, Bedford DSS
Forensic interviewing is a first step in most child protective services (CPS) investigations, one in which a professional interviews a child to find out if he or she has been maltreated. In addition to yielding the information needed to make a determination about whether abuse or neglect has occurred, this approach produces evidence that will stand up in court if the investigation leads to criminal prosecution. Properly conducted forensic interviews are legally sound in part because they ensure the interviewer’s objectivity, employ non-leading techniques, and emphasize careful documentation of the interview.
You must RSVP to attend. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm. This is eligible for 1.25 in-service training hours for CASA volunteers.
Feel free to bring your own dinner; CASA will provide drinks & dessert.