Maggie Sweeney is the Program Manager and Forensic Interviewer at Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County, PA. In this role, Maggie works as part of a multi-disciplinary team, using the team approach to child abuse investigations within Montgomery County. She has received extensive training in child abuse, interviewing techniques, facilitation training and utilizing a trauma-informed approach. Maggie has conducted nearly 1,500 forensic interviews over the past 8 years utilizing one of the nationally recognized protocols, National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) protocol for forensic interviewing of children. Maggie has also received training from the FBI and Homeland Security in utilizing the forensic interview model with any victim of sexual assault or human trafficking. These trainings have included the use of presenting evidence techniques often utilized in federal cases.
Maggie has participated in a number of panel discussions at various conferences involving child abuse, forensic interviewing and the Child Advocacy Center model, as well as conducted various training sessions throughout her tenure.
In addition to interviewing, Maggie trains and supervises all of the Forensic Interviewers at Mission Kids, as well as manages all of the Program staff. Prior to working at the Child Advocacy Center, she worked in the child welfare field, at the Department of Human Services in Philadelphia and the Office of Children and Youth in Montgomery County. In this role, Maggie investigated allegations of child abuse and neglect as a Caseworker and Supervisor of an investigative unit.
Maggie received her Undergraduate Degree in Social Work from West Chester University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Widener University and is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Pennsylvania.