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New OVC Resource Helps Child Victims and Witnesses Navigate the Justice System

JUVJUST Office for Victims of Crime's Child Victims and Witnesses Support Materials series

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. 

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Date Published: July 13, 2021