“I knew I wanted to be a prosecutor, but never dreamed I would get into the child abuse and sex crimes,” he says. “I always thought it’d be a drug or gang prosecutor. But child sex abuse cases meshed with what I wanted to do.”
Forensic interviewers begin their training by observing, watching, dissecting, and questioning recorded forensic interviews. But have no ability to train with manikins. Instead, they start by interviewing live, adult volunteers.
Child Advocacy Centers often get their name from a local child or advocate. But McKenzie’s Hope is unique in combining the names of two children who were each murdered within about a year of each other.