Advanced Topics in Forensic Interviewing

March 26, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

This presentation will discuss strategies and procedures utilized in forensic interviewing of internet-facilitated child exploitation and human trafficking cases for state, local, tribal or in Federal investigations.  Given that there has been no prior disclosure by the victim(s) in the large majority of these cases, some flexibility is necessary to secure a positive outcome for the victim and the investigation.  What’s different from your typical case?  What’s the same? How can I adapt?  What can we learn from our Federal partners? The presenter will address these questions and concerns and provide case examples, strategies and suggestions.


Presenter: As the HSI Newark Victim Assistance Specialist, Ms. Wilson-Bruchet is responsible for the coordination of all victim assistance activities within the AOR; providing direct assistance to victims, outreach to victim assistance organizations, and training, technical assistance and support to HSI Newark Special Agents for any investigations. Lynne conducts forensic interviews for HSI Newark human trafficking and child exploitation cases. Lynne is recognized as a subject-matter-expert in human trafficking, immigration relief for crime victims, child exploitation, and victim interviewing. She lectures frequently on victim-related issues including recent presentations at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), the National Police Inspectorate (Moldova), the National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation (ICAC), the International Law Enforcement Academy (Budapest), L’Institut Royal de Police (Morocco), and the 28th through 33rd International Symposia on Child Abuse.

Lynne came to HSI in October 2009 from the Dunham US Army Health Clinic where she served in the Behavioral Health Unit and was the recipient of the US Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service and the US Army Achievement Award for Civilian Service. In addition to her 16 years of government service, Lynne has 15 years of experience in the private, non-profit sector in the field of child abuse and family violence, including employment as a Child Forensic Interviewer and a school-based Behavior Specialist.