The FirstCall Initial Investigative Interview was developed through a grant collaboration with CACNC. Firstcall is designed to assist first-line responders from child protective services and law enforcement in obtaining information from potential child and adolescent victims or witnesses at case initiation. FirstCall is designed to aid in determining the need for a formal forensic interview and/or medical evaluation at a specialized evaluation center such as a local Child Advocacy Center. FirstCall is a child-friendly, best practice interview model that offers sufficient flexibility to accommodate varying types of cases and children’s developmental levels.
RADAR authors are working with NC Department of Health and Human Services to implement FirstCall training for DSS workers statewide starting in FY 20-21.
Anyone interested in this model can email Scott Rodriguez for additional information.
The latest model version is FirstCall v1.3.