Child forensic interviews are conducted by a specially trained professional who is experienced in talking to children about difficult subjects. This allows the investigators to obtain an impartial account of the child’s abuse that is both accurate and as complete as possible, without causing further trauma to the child. Because children can become confused or traumatized when interviewed by several people regarding an allegation or disclosure of abuse, the MDT observes the interview from a separate room using closed-circuit technology. Referrals are received only from law enforcement, Massachusetts Department of Children & Families and Bristol County District Attorney’s office. Child and Extended Forensic Interviews are provided free of charge.