A fun, friendly first step in helping prepare primary-aged children to testify in criminal cases involving abuse.
CHILD:Will you say this all one more time?
ADULT: Sure. Let's go way, way back to the beginning.
If you saw something, heard something, had something happen to you, or have something important to say to the grown-ups, you are a witness. When the grown-ups involved, called parties, can't agree about what has happened or what should happen next, they come to court to see a judge. The judge wants to hear everything that happened. The judge will listen to lots of people talk. You will go to court to talk to the judge, too. You will sit in the special witness seat and tell the truth. Each party has someone with them that asks questions and is called a lawyer. All you will ...