At Fondation Marie-Vincent, adolescents victims of sexual violence receive services tailored to their needs. All services – police, medical, psychosocial and sociolegal – are provided in one place.
How does a police interview work?
In a police interview, an investigator questions the adolescent about the sexual assault without ever suggesting answers or influencing their memory. The investigators are experienced and trained to conduct interviews with children and adolescents. The objective of the interview is to provide a summary that’s as accurate as possible and to determine if a sexual assault has indeed taken place. This interview is recorded as proof and can be used if legal proceedings are undertaken. Following the interview, the investigator sends the file to a crown prosecutor, who determines whether charges will be filed.