The Center for Court Innovation’s Child Witness Materials Project is a collaborative effort between the Center for Court Innovation and the Center for Urban Pedagogy, and is supported by cooperative agreement #2016-VF-GX-K011, awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
The process of creating these materials involved an extensive national needs assessment; a creative partnership with the Center for Urban Pedagogy; and several rounds of vigorous pilot testing with justice system practitioners, children and youth, and caregivers across the country.
The Center for Court Innovation is grateful to the project partners and stakeholders; and the children, caregivers, and justice system practitioners all over the country who contributed to the development of this product.
The following list of expert organizations worked as project partners and stakeholders, and contributed to the design and development of these materials.
Criminal Court/Family Family and Dependency Court Resources
- Alliance for HOPE International
- Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
- Bureau of Indian Affairs Victim Assistance Program
- Casa de Esperanza
- Gundersen National Child Protection Center
- Institute on Disabilities of Temple University
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- National Children’s Advocacy Center
- National Children’s Alliance
- National Center for Victims of Crime
- National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
- Native American Children's Alliance
- New York Police Department
- New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
- Safe Horizon
Human Trafficking Resources
- Ascent Connection and Consulting Solutions, LLC
- Advocating Opportunity
- Alternate History Comics, Inc.
- CHANCE (Changing How Adults Nurture Children’s Egos), Inc.
- Collective Liberty
- Freedom Network USA
- International Rescue Committee, Sacramento
- Kids in Need of Defense
- Legal Aid Society, New York
- Life Span
- Los Angeles County Office of the Public Defender
- Manhattan District Attorney’s Office
- Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office
- National Center for Youth Law
- New York City Anti-Violence Project
- OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center
- Safe Horizon
- Saving Innocence
Special thanks to:
Melanie Thompson, Cristian Eduardo, Evelyn Chumbow, and the other young survivors who contributed to the development of these materials.