The Department of Justice’s National Indian Country Training Initiative (NICTI) is pleased to announce the Forensic Interviewing of Child and Adolescent Victims and Witnesses in Indian Country Seminar. The seminar will be held April 29 – May 2, 2019, at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Travel and lodging accommodations will be paid for by the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Education. There is no tuition charged for this class. This class has very limited enrollment. Please apply only if you are committed and available to attend.
SUMMARY: Forensic interviewing is an interviewing process used with children for the purpose of providing evidence to the police, prosecutors, and the court in the investigation and prosecution of suspected abuse. The goal of a forensic interview is to obtain a statement from a child in a developmentally-sensitive, unbiased, and truth seeking manner. This training is designed for federal and tribal law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and social workers who have significant responsibility for conducting forensic interviews of child and adolescent victims and witnesses. Priority will be given to those individuals regularly working cases in Indian Country. The attendee will receive instruction on the latest research-based information on interviewing techniques and will be provided opportunities to develop and refine interviewing skills during interviewing practice exercises.
Please complete and submit the nomination form at the following link for each of your nominees. Nomination forms are due by March 8, 2019.