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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 167252     Find in a Library
Title: Learning All About Court With "BJ": An Activity Book for Children Going To Federal or Tribal Court
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): E Alexander
Corporate Author: Medical University of South Carolina
Dept Psych. and Behavioral Sci
Crime Victims Research and Treatment Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 40
  Annotation: This is an activity book for children going to Federal or Tribal Court.
Abstract: The document contains: (1) definitions of terms: court, witness, judge, attorney, jury, defendant, and victim advocate; (2) discussions of why people go to court, what various people do in court and where they sit; (3) words that one might hear in a court; (4) getting ready for court; and (5) "What If" questions. After explaining what a witness is, the document explains why children may have to be witnesses and what happens after they testify. In addition, youngsters preparing for court will find word games, a crossword puzzle, hidden messages and a word scramble, all built around court activities and personnel and an Activity Book Answer Sheet. Two pages are set aside for youthful readers to write about themselves and to draw a picture of themselves.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Tribal court system ; Federal courts ; Courtroom decorum ; Court personnel ; Courtrooms ; Juvenile witnesses ; Court procedures ; Children in the courtroom
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Youth-Oriented Material
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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