Forensic and Medical Services

ChadwickChildren who may have been sexually or physically abused or witnesses to violence are seen by professionals at the Chadwick Center’s Forensic and Medical Services program.

San Diego County law enforcement agencies and the County Department of Health and Human Services regularly refer these children to this program.  The aim of the Forensic and Medical Services program is to assist the children to provide verbal or physical evidence of the possible abuse they suffered or witnessed.  There are two main types of Forensic and Medical Services offered by the Chadwick Center: forensic interviews and forensic medical exams.