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Training Opportunity on Forensic Interviewing

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Education (OLE) is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring a seminar on Forensic Interviewing of Child and Adolescent Victims and Witnesses. The seminar will be held September 23-26, 2013, at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Lodging accommodations and travel expenses will be provided by OLE.

Forensic Interviewing is an interview 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 federal and tribal investigators, child welfare workers, and prosecutors who have responsibility for conducting forensic interviews of child and adolescent victims and witnesses. In this course, 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 videotaped child interviewing exercises.

Please copy and complete the attached form for each of your nominees and fax to the attention of Dalemeeta Speaks, Office of Legal Education, fax number (803) 705-5110. Nominations are due by July 26, 2013.

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