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From Forensic Interviewer to Expert Witness

February 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

As a Forensic Interviewer, receiving a subpoena to testify can be nerve-wracking – whether called to testify for the very first time or as an experienced expert witness.

This presentation will help brand new interviewers, and remind tenured interviewers, how to best prepare for their court testimony including:

  • preparing, creating and maintaining a CV
  • efficiently reviewing your forensic interview
  • communicating succinctly and efficiently to the jury
  • review of common defense questions

This presentation will provide a step-by-step guide to preparing for trial and effective testimony. Participants will also receive access to templates to get a jump start on preparing to testify.

Presenter – Megan Peterson

Megan Peterson worked in the child abuse field for 18 years before transitioning to VidaNyx. Her tenure is solely linked to direct service, working in Oklahoma and Texas, as a CPS Investigator for 10 years, and as a Forensic Interviewer for 8 years. She has conducted 2,479 forensic interviews and approximately 1400 child abuse investigations, completed over 1300 hours of cumulative training, and testified as an expert witness in numerous criminal court proceedings. She is a social worker and interviewer at heart and has dedicated herself to protecting children and helping others.

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Date: February 13
9:00 am - 10:00 am




Phone: 360-753-3703
Email: training@cacwa.org