“Forensic Interviewing Best Practices” – White Paper

NCAC is very excited to announce the release of Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) Bulletin,  “Child Forensic Interviewing: Best Practices” which has more widely been known over the past several years as the “Forensic Interviewing White Paper”.

This collaborative project brought together trainers representing many of the leading Forensic Interview training programs in the U.S. (APSAC, CornerHouse, NCAC, NCPTC, and NICHD) with the intent of identifying the common agreement and understanding of best practices in forensic interviewing, and also to highlight the areas of continuing dialogue and perspectives. The document is intended to demonstrate that among these leading training programs, there is significant consistency in practice perspective.  In addition, the highly research-supported document is intended to be a resource for use in court, as a criterion against which forensic interviews may be compared, to determine whether appropriate techniques were utilized.

All individuals involved in the investigation of child abuse, especially those who conduct forensic interviews or defend them in court, will benefit from this newly published resource.  NCAC wants to thank OJJDP and all the collaborative partners for their support of this initiative.  Publishing this as an OJJDP Bulletin allows for wide distribution as there are no restrictions on the duplication and dissemination of this document.

On October 16th, 2015