Preparing Children for Court and its accompanying workbooks will aid social workers, court educators, victim/witness specialists, law enforcement, therapists, and attorneys help children enter the justice system, understand the necessary elements of court rules and structure, and feel confident enough to testify truthfully. Finding Your Way This brief-easy-to-understand book explains what happens when a child discloses abuse and how various systems may respond to this disclosure, from investigation through prosecution or juvenile court involvement to therapy. Getting Ready for Court: Criminal Court Edition A fun, friendly first step in helping prepare primary-aged children to testify in criminal cases involving abuse. Getting Ready for court: Civil court Edition This child-friendly book is a first step in helping prepare primary aged children to testify in civil cases involving abuse.
Chapter 6: A Prosecutor's Perspective on Court Preparation: Boundaries and Roles
A Prosecutor's Perspective on Court Preparation: Boundaries and Roles
Topics discussed in this chapter are as follows:
The Role of the Prosecutor
The prosecutor is the person ultimately responsible for deciding whether someone is going to be charged with a crime, and with what [Page 94]crime. It is not an easy decision. This is especially ...