Seeking Justice for the Vulnerable: Spotlight on Madison Davisson

Written by Kristen Minichello

This month we are spotlighting Forensic Interviewer, Madison Davisson. Madison joined The Children’s Center in 2023. Prior to joining The Children’s Center, she worked at RAHAB Ministries as the Summit Regional Human Trafficking Task Force Victim Advocate and Case Manager assisting survivors of Human Trafficking.

 

Madison hit the ground running at The Children’s Center attending a week-long Forensic Interviewer Training at the National Child Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Alabama. After only seven months at The Center, Madison has already interviewed 61 children and helped them on their path to healing.

 

We asked Madison to share a little more about herself so that we could all get to know her a little better.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

How did you learn about The Children’s Center of Medina County? Why did you decide to join the staff?

I had an interest in Forensic Interviewing. I was familiar with services in Medina County from my previous work in victim services, and when I learned that The Children’s Center was hiring, I felt it was a perfect fit!

 

What is your current role at The Children’s Center? What do you do in that role?

I am the Forensic Interviewer and Case Coordinator at The Children’s Center. I conduct specialized interviews of children who report abuse in a way that is child-led, trauma-informed, legally sound, and developmentally appropriate. I also coordinate with members of our Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) for each case.

 

What are you most proud of in your work with The Children’s Center?

I love the opportunity to work alongside our MDT partners, such as Medina County Job and Family Services, Mental Health Services, Medina County Health Department, Law Enforcement and the Prosecutor’s Office, in bringing justice to the vulnerable.

 

 

Personal Insights and Reflections

What was the best advice you were ever given?

The best advice I was given is “Cling to what you know is true, even if it does not feel like it’s true.”

 

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be an astronaut. (Still do!)

 

What is your favorite way to unwind after a busy day?

You will find me sitting on the swing in my backyard with an iced cold Cherry Pepsi and laughing with my husband.

 

What is your favorite season?

My favorite season is Grinch Season, which occurs in our household from Thanksgiving Day until New Year’s. Every year on Thanksgiving we watch The Grinch (the Jim Carrey version) for the first time of the year, and we can watch it as many times as we want until New Year’s.

 

 

Community Engagement and Support

What does the community need to know about The Children’s Center?

We believe every child is worthy of being safe, loved, and protected, and we work really hard to fight for each of those things for every child.

(…we are also really funny, charming, compassionate, and always have snacks!)

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