MT DOJ hosts child abuse forensic interview training in Helena

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Montana Department of Justice is hosting training in Helena for forensic interviews in child abuse cases.

“Working with child victims of crime and abuse is very different from working with an adult victim, and it requires specialized training because children do not think as adults do. We know that their brains aren’t fully developed. They also do not communicate information in a way that an adult does,” said Dana Toole, the DOJ Special Services Bureau Chief.