The Alliance For Children Forensic Interview Team assists Tarrant County law enforcement and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services by conducting specialized investigative interviews of children. The goal of a forensic interview is to gather pertinent information from children in a neutral, non-leading, and legally defensible manner.
The forensic interview allows our partners to observe as the interview is taking place. This lessens the trauma to victims while sharing their story in a developmentally appropriate and trauma-sensitive setting. The forensic interview can be a key component not only to the investigation but to decisions related to criminal prosecution of offenders and safety decisions for families. The Forensic Interviewer does not make investigative case decisions, but may make referrals for additional services or resources for families.
For more information about our Forensic Interview program, please contact Lindsey Dula.