North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Child Abuse Related Interviewing: The Suspected Perpetrator

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Patrol officers, investigators and other persons responsible for interviewing those suspected of perpetrating child abuse and maltreatment.

Course Goals:

To provide the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully interview a person who is suspected of committing an act of child abuse or maltreatment.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this training the student will be able to:

> Identify various methods to control the interview towards a productive outcome.
> Discuss child abuse contributing factors and how they impact the interview  process.
> Design an interview process around specific themes for utilization during the admission phase of the interview.
> Identify the connection between cause and admission.


This course employs lecture/discussion and practical exercises.

Course Requirements:

Students registering for this course must have completed a 40 hour interview and interrogation class.  Attendance of 100% is required at all class sessions.  Students are required to participate in all practical exercises.  Students are expected to pass a final written exam with a minimum score of 70%. Class will begin at 8:00 a.m. unless otherwise directed by the instructor. 

Special Concerns:

This is a vendor course for which there is a $100 fee for attendance.  The instructor, Don Rabon will accept cash, credit card or a money order from students attending the course.  He does not accept purchase orders.  Students wishing to pay the fee in advance may send payment directly to:
Don Rabon
191 Sweetgum Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28739


Register for ALL NCJA classes (traditional, online, web-blended) on our North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.
This is a vendor course for which there is a $100 fee for attendance. - Please see information under "Special Concerns".


Course Coordinator:


Course Instructor:

Don Rabon

Length of Course:

Two days - 16 hours

Other Available Courses:

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