Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Safehouse Puts Abuse Victims at Ease.(Mountain View)

Byline: Carolyn Carlson Journal Staff Writer

Interview Room Coming to Area

Several agencies working together will make things a little less stressful for the youngest victims of domestic abuse.

United Way of Central New Mexico awarded $24,000 to establish a Safehouse for children in Torrance County.

A Safehouse is a specially designed room where a trained interviewer can talk to children who might have been abused. The room is equipped with video cameras so police and prosecutors can watch and record the interview from a separate room.

This makes it possible to conduct the interview in a place a child feels comfortable. The videotaped interview can then be used in court as evidence. …

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