The Office of Justice Programs’ Office for Victims of Crime has released Child Victims and Witnesses Support Materials, a new online resource to help children and youth in the justice system who are victims of or witnesses to a crime.
In illustrated narratives, child and youth
characters show how the justice system works in a child-friendly and developmentally appropriate way.
The materials explain child victims’ rights, the role
of practitioners, how to cope with feelings of anxiety, and how to prepare for court and to testify.
Companion practitioner and parent/caregiver guides are also available. Learn how OJJDP addresses child abuse through partnerships,
programs, and training and technical assistance.