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Column: Prosecutor taking right steps to protect kids




When young victims of abuse or violence are interviewed by police or prosecutors, the experience is at best unsettling.

The surroundings are strange. The people often are unknown to them, and the questions they are asked, no matter how sensitively they are phrased, will evoke unpleasant memories.

To reduce the level of anxiety, the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office wants to create a more comfortable and quiet environment for police officers and child advocates to interview victims of sexual abuse. The office will set up a room in its building just south of downtown Franklin where children can be interviewed in a place where they feel safe and have limited distractions.

 

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