Next-of-Kin Interviews: A Practitioner’s Guide to Implementation

Publication Date: 3/22/2022

The goal of the interview is to collect information about the decedent’s life to identify factors that contributed to a death to identify missed opportunities for prevention and intervention. The content draws on practice-based knowledge of conducting NOK interviews as part of the overdose fatality review (OFR). It is organized into seven modules and an appendix with a list of common phrases and definitions and resources.

This toolkit is a companion document to the Overdose Fatality Review:  A Practitioner’s Guide to Implementation and was created with the support of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Keywords: next-of-kin interview practitioner implementation decedent overdose fatality review OFR NOK CDC BJA OJP DOJ