A witness is a person who has firsthand knowledge about an event. In the criminal justice system, this knowledge can help clarify important details about a crime. Because of this, witnesses are often called before the courts to testify in trials.
The following information will help witnesses understand what their roles and responsibilities are, and what they can expect during the court process.
- An Introduction to Court
- Court Preparation Booklet for Children
- Court Preparation Videos for Children (available through the Victim Services website)
- Working Together to Prepare Child Witnesses to Testify in Court: A Pamphlet for Parents/Caregivers