The Voice of NOCAC is the forensic interview, in which each child tells their story to a trained forensic interviewer in one of our child-friendly interview rooms.

Each room is decorated with a themed setting.  The pre-teen room is surrounded with hot air balloons ready to take flight, while the teen room is a colorful array of the New Orleans French Quarter with bright red contemporary chairs that adjust for the child’s height and comfort.

The forensic interviewer is carefully selected and trained, a bilingual interviewer will be provided if needed. After rapport is developed with the interviewer, the child’s statements are video-recorded in accordance with statutory guidelines. These taped statements are then admissible in court as evidence, making the potential trial experience easier on the child.

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