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Forensic Interviewing

First Witness Child Advocacy Center (CAC) provides child-friendly, forensically sound interviews for Southern St. Louis County, Carlton County, and other neighboring jurisdictions with alleged victims of child abuse. Our interviewers are trained in ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol, ensuring a neutral, fact-finding child-centered interview. Our multidisciplinary team (MDT) includes medical professionals, law enforcement, mental health, prosecution, child protective services, victim advocacy, and other professionals. Interviewers work with the MDT to ensure communication is strong and the reliability of evidence is solid for an appropriate investigation.

How You Can Help

Support our Advocacy Work

Children and families that come to us for a forensic interview have access to family advocates that support them from the forensic interview through their healing journey.

Forensic Interview Training

First Witness ChildFirst® forensic interview training will prepare each attendee to conduct a purposeful and legally defensible interview.