We Facilitate child cbuse Forensic Interviews in Warren & Washington counties

What is a Forensic Interview?

A forensic interview is a means of gathering information from a child victim or witness for use in a legal setting. Interviews are child-sensitive, unbiased, developmentally appropriate, and fact-finding in nature. A forensic interview is a well-coordinated event that occurs at the Warren Washington C.A.R.E. Center to avoid duplicative interviewing during the investigation.

At the Warren-Washington C.A.R.E. Center, we follow the New York State best practices in forensic interviewing standards. Interviews are conducted by highly trained professionals and are done in a safe, trauma-informed manner.

Information for Caregivers

If the child you are caring for has to be forensically interviewed, here is what you can expect:

  • The "Talking Room" at the Warren Washington CARE CenterYou will be greeted by one of our friendly C.A.R.E. Center Staff and taken into our Family Waiting Room, where we will ensure that you and your family are comfortable.
  • You will be introduced to an advocate who will be there to provide support and accurate information to your family throughout the entire investigation process.
  • We will build a relationship with you and your child to ensure that they feel safe and reassured about our process.
  • Our trained forensic interviewer will then ask your child to step into our interview room and begin the interview.
  • Typically, you can expect to be at the C.A.R.E Center for 2 hours, however, this estimation may run shorter or longer depending on the circumstances.
  • Following the completion of our interview, if applicable, we will summarize and provide you with whatever insights we can with the understanding that it is an active investigation.