Crimson Barocca


Crimson is the Manager of Forensic Interview Research & Education at Center for Hope. She has been at Center for Hope for the last 14 years; however, she began her career 20 years ago in public child welfare. Crimson is now a dedicated leader, international expert, and developer of innovative evidenced based practice. She is the creator and administrator of an internationally recognized evidenced based forensic interviewing model, Forensic Interview Toolbox (FIT). She is the founder and director of a novel forensic interview program uniting research and practice to educate professionals and understand children’s experiences. Crimson is a researcher, expert witness, reviewer, and consultant on topics of forensic interviewing, child abuse investigations and sexual abuse dynamics. She is an international forensic interview trainer and foremost national presenter on tele-forensic interviewing practice. Crimson received her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland and is a licensed clinical social worker. Crimson grew up in Baltimore and continues to live there with her wife and four children.