February 23, 2013

Volume 3, Issue 6: Chaplains for Children: Twelve Potential Roles for a Theologian on the MDT

It has long been considered, and is widely accepted as best practices to respond to cases of child abuse as part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT)
February 23, 2013

Volume 3, Issue 7 & 8: A Courtroom for All: Creating Child and Adolescent-Fair Courtrooms

It has long been considered, and is widely accepted as best practices to respond to cases of child abuse as part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT
February 23, 2012

Volume 3, Issue 2: When Sparks Fly in Defense of Child Victims: Tips for Cross Examining a Defendant or Defense Witness

Jurors living in a media age expect sparks to fly when a witness is being cross-examined
February 23, 2012

Volume 3, Issues 3 & 4: Lessons from Penn State: A Call to Implement a New Pattern of Training for Mandated Reporters and Child Protection Professionals

The recent child sexual abuse scandal at Penn State University, in which multiple, well-educated professionals declined to report clear evidence of maltreatment, is not an isolated instance
February 23, 2012

Volume 3, Issue 5: In the Neighborhood: Enforcing Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation Statutes in Strip Clubs and Adult Bookstores

Law enforcement officers and prosecutors often struggle to enforce the criminal code against the patrons and owners of sexually exploitive businesses such as strip clubs and adult bookstore
February 23, 2011

Volume 3, Issue 1: If I’m the Party, Where’s the Cake? The Need for Comprehensive Child-Witness Court Preparation Programs

Court preparation is beneficial for the children required to testify in a courtroom. The purpose of a child-witness court preparation program is to assist the child witness in her or his ability to testify truthfully and effectively in a courtroom
February 24, 2010

Volume 2, Issue 2: Setting Course: The Case for the Credentialing of Forensic Interviewers

In the past five years, a number of child protection leaders and organizations have held discussions or even offered proposals for the credentialing or certification of forensic interviewers
February 24, 2010

Volume 2, Issue 3: SANE Testimony in Child Sex Abuse Cases: Shedding Light, Dispelling Myths for Justice

Sexual Assault Nurse Examination (SANE) is a relatively young discipline that has served as one of the biggest leaps in criminal justice and the proper treatment of victim survivors in decades
February 24, 2010

Volume 2, Issue 4: When the Smoke Clears: Cross-Examining the Defense Expert’s Attack on a Forensic Interview

In cases of child sexual abuse in which a forensic interview is a critical part of the prosecutor’s case, defense attorneys often call a defense “expert” to critique the child’s statement and the manner in which this evidence was collected
February 24, 2010

Volume 2, Issue 5: When the Child Has Spoken: Corroborating the Forensic Interview

The historic purpose of a forensic interview it to take a child’s statement in a legally defensible manner