NATIONAL CENTER FOR PROSECUTION OF CHILD ABUSE
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Using Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) to Facilitate Child Testimony
Alternatives to CCTV
In lesson six, presenters Mary Ahan and Christen Krzywonski discuss the legal basis for the following alternatives to using CCTV: (1) videotaping the testimony; (2) using a therapy canine to comfort the child while he or she is testifying; (2) allowing the child to take a comfort item to the stand when testifying; (3) having a support person for the child when he or she is testifying; and (4) other special accommodations a prosecutor can make such as modifying the courtroom to make the child more comfortable.