Age 7-12 Courtroom Guide
Hello I am the person you live with until it is safe for you to go home. Sometimes I am a relative. Sometimes I am a foster parent. Sometimes I am a worker at a group home. It is my job to let the Judge know how you are doing and any problems you have.
Hello I am the Children & Youth Case Worker. It is my job to tell the Judge why the agency is working with your family, what they need to do to make things better and what they have done so far. I will work with your parents, maybe even any other people that care about you, to create a plan for making your home safe.
Hello. I am the Court Clerk. It is my job to help the judge with whatever he or she needs.
Hello, I am the Court Crier. It is my job to officially announce the case and who is in the courtroom. I am also there to help the judge with whatever he or she needs.
Hello, I am the Court Reporter. Everything that happens in Court must be written down. It is my job to make sure that happens.
Hello. I am the Guardian ad Litem. The judge assigned me to be your legal voice in court. I will come and visit you and want you to tell me where you want to live and what you want to see happen in court. I will tell the Judge what you want and what I think is best for you.
Hello. I am the Juvenile Court Judge. I am very interested in making sure that you are safe and well cared for. I am very interested in hearing what you have to say, what makes you sad, what makes you happy and what you would like to see happen. It’s my job to make decisions. It’s also my responsibility to make sure everyone is doing their jobs.
Hello, I am the attorney assigned to be the legal voice of your parents. Sometimes I can represent both of your parents and sometimes just your mom or dad. It is my job to tell the Judge what your parents want and to get the help they need to make sure your home is safe.
Hello, I am the Sheriff. Sometimes people in the courtroom get upset. I am here to maintain order and make sure everyone is safe.
Hello, I am the attorney for the Children & Youth Agency. It is my job that the Judge knows any problems you or your family have and what is needed to make it better. My job is also to tell the Judge the plan for making sure you have a safe home to live in.