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Child Victims and Witnesses Support Materials: Edgar’s Journey: Rights & Roles Book

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December 2022
18 pages

This booklet, geared toward children ages 7-12 years, accompanies “Edgar’s Journey,” and explains the jobs of the different adults that children might meet in the dependency court system.



The story of Edgar is part of a series of materials for children who are participating in the justice system as victims or witnesses, created by the Center for Court Innovation’s Child Witness Materials Development Project with funding by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). Designed to support children during their involvement in the criminal justice and child welfare systems, this booklet’s target audience is American Indian and Alaska Native children, ages 7-12 years, who are facing dependency court; it focuses on explaining the various roles of people in Child Protective Services (CPS) and providing them with tools to cope with their situation. This booklet also informs children of their rights when their family is part of a child welfare case.

Date Published: December 1, 2022