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The Victim & Witness Advocate Program works with victims and witnesses to keep them advised of the criminal law process and the status of their cases. The victim witness advocates work in the Common Pleas, Municipal and Juvenile Courts.
Advocates will sit with victims in courtrooms during trial. They also serve as a liaison for counseling and compensation sources. Notification of defendant release dates from prison is also provided.
Kids Court Booklet
Testifying in court is a stressful event for anyone but for children the experience can be traumatic. The criminal court process is overwhelming and confusing for most people. It is a process filled with adult topics, language and procedures. One way to reduce the anxiety a child feels when they are asked to testify is to prepare him or her for the experience.
With this in mind, we designed this booklet to introduce and familiarize children, as well as parents and caregivers, with the criminal court procedure so that it will make the process of testifying a little less intimidating.
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