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Child Victims and Witnesses Support Materials

Criminal Court Resources

Criminal Court Resources

Use these materials with children and youth who may have involvement with the justice system as the victim of or witness to a crime. The materials teach children about how the justice system works, what their rights are, and how they can cope with the difficult feelings they might have during the process.

Character booklets about criminal court roles and tips for coping are available for each age/developmental group.

Resources for Ages 2–6

 

Brave Oscar

This picture book follows the story of Oscar and his family as they interact with the criminal justice system. 

 

 


 

 

What Is Your Job? In Criminal Court

This picture book explains the different roles of professionals working on criminal cases.

 

 


 

Resources for Ages 7–12

 

I Am Malik

This illustrated booklet follows the story of Malik and his family as they interact with the criminal justice system.

 

 


 

 

Who Is Everybody? In Criminal Court

This brief guide explains the different roles of professionals working on criminal cases.

 

 


 

Resources for Ages 13–18

 

There's More to Me

This graphic novel follows the stories of five different youth as they each interact with the criminal justice system in separate cases.

 


 

 

Who's That? In Criminal Court

This brief guide explains the different roles of professionals working on criminal cases.