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 30 – May 3, 2018, 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 fee.
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 specifically designed for investigators, prosecutors, and social workers who have responsibility for conducting forensic interviews of child and adolescent victims and witnesses. Priority will be given to those individuals 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 child interviewing exercises. This is a very small class with only 32 slots.
For a nomination form, please email Leslie Hagen, Leslie.Hagen3@usdoj.gov.