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Thursday, October 22, 2015
Best Practices for Forensic Interviews of Children in Cases of Alleged Abuse
recent publication from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
Prevention provides guidance on forensic interviews of children in alleged
abuse cases. Child Forensic
Interviewing: Best Practices, a collaborative effort by
professionals from forensic interview training programs, summarizes the current
knowledge and application of best practices on gathering factual information
from children regarding allegations of child maltreatment. This bulletin
provides guidance on topics such as interview timing and setting, question
type, and rapport-building between the interviewer and the victim. The bulletin
can serve as a resource for law enforcement, medical, court and other child
protection professionals working in this field. To read the bulletin, go to http://www.ojjdp.gov/pubs/248749.pdf.