Child Advocacy

Using digital video to record child forensic interviews has been found to enhance the ability to prosecute cases of child abuse. Video recording systems for child abuse interviews may also obviate the need for the child to come into the courtroom and repeat the process. Additionally, using a child advocacy video system to produce high-quality interviews also adds weight and credibility to the case, and allows easy review of the interview at any time.

A forensic interview is a structured conversation with a child intended to provide detailed information about possible events that may have been experienced or witnessed. Child forensic interviews can obtain information from a child that may be helpful in a criminal investigation, assess the safety of the child’s living situation, gather information that may corroborate or refute allegations of abuse, or assess the need for medical and psychological care. Given the legal implications, recording child forensic interviews is of vital importance, creating an accurate and easily accessible record.