Canadian Child Interviewing Research Team


The Canadian Child Interviewing Research Team (CCIRT) is a group of Canadian researchers examining methods for obtaining the most honest and accurate reports from child witnesses and victims. Our focus is on working with partners to understand evidence-based methods for improving children’s testimony on the stand and forensic interviewing practices (e.g., what questions are challenging for children to accurately answer and what issues may threaten a child’s credibility). We are dedicated to learning about how to support children in reporting their experiences within the legal systems as well as supporting legal professionals on how to talk to children about their experiences using empirically based best practices.