|In the Case of A.E.P. linked above, the Supreme
Court declined to require videotaping of child interviews, deferring
instead to the legislature. Within a week of the decision, Chairman Pam
Roach convened a public hearing of the Senate Law and Justice Committee
address the issue in the 1998 Legislature.
Within several months, the OFCO report ,
noted above, recommended that if verbatim or near-verbatim notes were
CPS interview documentation be accomplished through verbatim
The legislature of the state of Washington continues to
address the issue of verbatim records of child interviews. As of April,
1999, there is still no statutory requirement.