ERIC Number: ED430169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
What's My Job in Court? An Answer and Activity Book for Kids Who Are Going to Court.
United States Attorney's Office, Washington, DC.; Children's Advocacy Center, Washington, DC.
This activity and answer book is designed for children who will be serving as witnesses in court cases. It uses three child characters. The book defines the role of each of the following: judge, prosecutor, victim's advocate, defense attorney, witness, court reporter, clerk of court, and jury. Also explained is the courthouse itself; a drawing of a courtroom shows where court officials, witnesses, etc. sit. Advice on what to do before court is offered. Throughout the booklet an emphasis is placed on telling the truth. A set of rules of the courtroom and activities in the booklet make it clear that it is normal to be upset and nervous and emphasizes that children should let court officials know this when it happens. Children are also reminded that if they don't understand a question to say so and if they are asked about something they don't remember it is okay to say that they don't remember. Also explains what happens when the child's job as witness is over. Activities to reinforce material presented include: connect-the-dots, puzzles, and review questions. Includes a glossary of terms. (MKA)
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: United States Attorney's Office, Washington, DC.; Children's Advocacy Center, Washington, DC.