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New OVC Resources Help Tribal Youth Victims and Witnesses Navigate the Justice System

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The Office of Justice Programs' Office for Victims of Crime has updated its online Child Victims and Witnesses Support Materials with resources to help children and youth in Tribal communities involved in the justice system as victims of or witnesses to a crime.

The updated resource material includes picture books, comic books, and graphic novels by Native artists and authors. The material features artwork and stories that show youth characters navigating criminal court and child welfare cases.

The resources contain age-appropriate materials that explain victims' rights, the role of practitioners, how to cope with difficult feelings, and how to prepare for court and testify. Companion practitioner and parent/caregiver guides are also available. 

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Date Published: December 16, 2022