CACPPC Forensic Interviewer: Kaitlyn Cothrum
The Childen's Alliance Center for Palo Pinto County assists Palo Pinto 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 forenic interview allows our partners to observe as the interview is taking place. This partnership lessens the trauma to victims while sharing their story in a developmentally appropriate and trauma-sensitive setting. The forensic is a key component not only to the investigation but to the criminal prosecution of offenders. The Forensic Interviewer does not make investigative case decisions, but may make referrals for additional services or resources for families.