Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center’s forensic interviewers provide children with a safe place to tell their story to experts who will listen to them, protect them and help them heal. Our team provides forensic interviews for children who have experienced sexual abuse, as well as for children who have experienced other types of abuse, have witnessed violence or other crimes, or have special needs that may make a traditional interview more difficult.
Forensic interviewers are specially trained to ask child victims a series of unbiased, non-leading questions to elicit information in an age- and developmentally-appropriate manner. Forensic interviews minimize trauma by ensuring that that the child is able to provide the account in their own words and only has to detail information to one adult.
Chicago Police may request forensic interviews of child victims of crimes or witnesses to crimes. Contact us for more information:
ChicagoCAC’s Intake Department: (312) 492-3717
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Chicago Police Department Special Investigations Unit: (312) 492-3810
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.