Deputy Prosecutor and Criminal Investigator attend 40 hour training in Arkansas Child First Class

On October 15th- 19th, 2012 Howard County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Erin Hunter and Howard County Investigator John Eric Glidewell attended a 40 hour class in Little Rock at the Arkansas State Police Headquarters.  The class subject was Child First which is the forensic interview training program for interviewing children for physical and sexual abuse.  The course is designed for investigative teams of law enforcement officers, social workers, prosecutors, child protection attorneys and forensic interviews.  Students were taught the forensic interviewing protocol RATAC, it has been specifically recognized and approved by a number of appellate courts.  This training included lecture and discussion, review of CornerHouse videotaped interviews with real actors, skill building exercises and an interview practicum.  The cost of the class was paid for by 9th West Prosecuting Attorney Bryan Chesshir who sponsored Hunter and Glidewell to attend the class.

Sheriff Butch Morris