Session 2A: Tele-Forensic Interviewing Emerging Research, Policy & Practice
Track: Research & Innovative Practices
Due to COVID-19 many forensic interviewers have moved to utilizing a tele-forensic interview (tele-FI) format. This workshop will review emerging tele-FI research, practice, policy, and implications for practice beyond the pandemic.
Manager of Forensic Interview Research & Education
Center for Hope
Crimson Barocca, LCSW-C, is the Manager of Forensic Interview Research & Education at Center for Hope- Forensic Services (formerly Baltimore Child Abuse Center). She has been at Center for Hope for the last 11 years; however, she began her career 17 years ago at child protective services in Baltimore as a forensic interviewer, investigator, and supervisor. Crimson has conducted over 2200 forensic interviews and has provided training locally and nationally to interviewers, child protective services staff, law enforcement, legal, medical and mental health professionals. Crimson provides training on basic and advanced forensic interviewing topics, working with multi-disciplinary teams, and dynamics of abuse in children. She and the interview team developed the nationally recognized interview structure, Forensic Interview Toolbox (FIT). Crimson manages interview training and ongoing curriculum development. Crimson was at the forefront of developing tele-forensic interview practice nationally and continues to consult and present nationally with researchers on this topic. She currently provides clinical supervision to Center for Hope’s forensic interview team, provides statewide peer review and is routinely an expert consultant and witness on forensic interviewing and sexual abuse dynamics. Crimson received her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland and is a licensed clinical social worker.