ERIC Number: ED430187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep-25
Learning All about Court with "B.J."! An Activity Book for Children Going to Federal or Tribal Court.
This booklet uses puzzles, games, and informational pages to explain to children who will be acting as witnesses in court what they will be experiencing and to make them feel as comfortable as possible about the situation. Throughout the booklet a character referred to as B.J., a young boy, is utilized to guide children through the information and activities. The informational pages explain some courtroom terminology, provide definitions of legal jargon children might hear, and discuss the role of various courtroom personnel. Also included are answers to the following questions: What if I can't remember something or I don't understand a question? What if I have to go to the bathroom or I need a glass of water, can my mom, dad or family come to court with me? What if I get so nervous that I start to cry or forget the answer? What if someone asks me a question that makes me feel ashamed? What if I'm different from other kids? What if I need special help, is there someone who will help me? What happens in court after I am finished being a witness? The activities included in the booklet serve to reinforce the information provided. (MKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Justice Programs.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Medical Univ., Charleston. National Crime Research and Treatment Center.