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Corporate Author: American Prosecutors Research Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: American Prosecutors Research Institute
Alexandria, VA 22314
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 92-CI-CX-K0001
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document lists all State legislation, excluding military and tribal laws, regarding the appointment of support persons for a child victim or witness involved in a criminal proceeding.
Abstract: The first section of the report, which is current through 1991, lists legislation related to the appointment of a guardian ad litem in criminal child abuse cases. Each statute is annotated; States included here are Alabama, Alaska, California, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, and Washington. The second section lists and summarizes legislation that allows a support person in the courtroom or a child advocate in criminal child abuse cases. States with this type of statute include Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Washington.
Main Term(s): Guardian ad litem; Youth advocates
Index Term(s): Child abuse and neglect hearings; Child victims; Children in the courtroom; Courts; Juvenile witnesses; Juveniles; State laws; Victims of Crime
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