Meet the Interviewers​

My name is Ashley Harrison, and I have been with the JACY House since November 2022.  My role at the JACY House is a Forensic interviewer and the MDT Coordinator. 
Before coming to the JACY House, I was a Register Behavioral Therapist. I have worked with autistic kiddos for about 2 years.  I'm excited to bring my background in ABA therapy to the JACY House and all the team members.

I have 3 wonderful kids that keep my time tied up outside work.  Between sports/cheerleading and spending family time my evenings and weekends are busy. I love fall time, it's perfect weather for cool evening walks or playing at the park. In my spare time I like to craft and make things using my cricut. I've been crafting for about 11 years, its kind of like my Zen time.

I'm excited for my new role here at the Jacy House and I'm excited to work with such a great team that helps keep kids safe.

Meet the Interviewers

My name is Ashley Bailey, and I am the new Executive Director and Forensic Interviewer at JACY House. I have worn various hats at JACY House over the last 2 years, and I am eager to step into this new role. It is such a blessing to have the opportunity to continue to serve families and children in our community in a new way.
I live in a small town outside of Richmond with my husband and our two dogs. Luna, our oldest pup, is a Goldendoodle, and Carmel, the baby of the family, is a Mini Goldendoodle. I enjoy hiking, running, traveling, and sewing. Our upcoming trip is to Reykjavik, Iceland! My favorite spot to go hike or run is at Hayes Arboretum here in Richmond.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from IUPUI, and my passion lies with advocating for and serving the families of our community. I look forward to making new connections, expanding our mission, and continuing to contribute positively to this wonderful community.

Meet the Interviewers

​Hi I'm Amanda Wilson. I have been with JACY House for over 10 years in various roles but am currently a Part Time Forensic Interviewer!
My favorite foods are pizza, fries, and chocolate! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, my two dogs Ranger and Daisy, and my cat Pheobe. My favorite vacation spot is Panama City Beach; I also love swimming with manatees!

A forensic interview is a neutral, fact-finding interaction conducted by a specially trained interviewer using a multi-disciplinary approach in response to allegations of alleged maltreatment. Children ages 2-17 come to JACY House when there has been a report that the child may have experienced some form of abuse or may have witnessed violence. The forensic interviewer allows the child to tell about the events in a one-on-one discussion with the multi-disciplinary team observing from an adjacent room.  A forensic interview is not an interrogation, but a non-threatening and non-leading interview. The child is given the opportunity to describe events in his or her own words, in a manner that is age and developmentally appropriate to the child.The goal of a forensic interview is to get a statement from a child. The information that the victims/witnesses give supports accurate and fair decision-making in the criminal justice and child welfare systems.

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What is a Forensic Interview?

Forensic Interview