Alleged victims of sexual abuse and severe physical abuse are referred to the CAC by the Department of Human Resources and Law Enforcement when reports are made to them. The child is seen by a specially trained interviewer in order to gather specific details of the abuse in a non-threatening, forensically sound manner. The interview is conducted in our “child friendly” room while social workers and investigators observe via closed circuit television.
Terri Killian, Forensic Interviewer, conducted 191 interviews during the period from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.
From January 1993 through September 30, 2016, we have conducted 3,750 Forensic Interviews. This is more than statistical data. This means 3,750 children between the ages of 2 and 18 have sat in our interview room and talked to our Forensic Interviewer about abuse allegations.
Child abuse is real. We listen.
This program is funded by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.