Talking to Child Victims for Prosecutors
Held on April 15, 2021 by OJJDP's NTTAC in conjunction with the National District Attorneys Association, this webinar discussed children's language development to give prosecutors a better idea of how to speak and ask questions of child victims. The webinar provided a brief overview of the interviewing field, and factors which may affect children's reports. The webinar also provided practical guidance on how to discuss past abuse without leading/highly suggestive questioning to obtain important details and increase the chances of positive case outcomes.
To obtain handouts and documents for this video, please contact the OJJDP NTTAC Help Desk at [email protected] or by phone at 1-833-647-0513.
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