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Child Victims and Witnesses Support Materials



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

Human Trafficking Resources

Special thanks to:

Melanie Thompson, Cristian Eduardo, Evelyn Chumbow, and the other young survivors who contributed to the development of these materials.