Southwest Mississippi Children's Advocacy Center Family and Victim Advocates work directly with non-offending caregivers and members of the Multidisciplinary Team to refer children and families for appropriate services, such as forensic medical exams and mental health services.
Before the forensic interview begins, the Family & Victim Advocate walks the non-offending caregiver through all necessary paperwork and gathers a brief family history.
Family & Victim Advocates also make referrals for appropriate services based on the needs of the non-offending caregiver and child.
POST- FORENSIC INTERVIEW
After the forensic interview concludes, the Family & Victim Advocate, along with Child Protection Services and Law Enforcement, will meet with the non-offending caregiver to discuss appropriate referrals and the next steps.