CSEC Court Advocacy

This train-the-trainer program teaches participants how to establish and facilitate a government-sanctioned community court observation team to support trafficked children through testimony in court.

The training includes:

  • Partnering with the district attorney’s office to establish the court observation team.
  • Empowering and equipping community members to assist high-risk youth by providing education, emotional support, and guidance through the criminal justice system.
  • Effectively leading and facilitating volunteers to serve on the team.
  • Core components of volunteer training.
  • Understanding and developing professional court attendance policies, procedures, and reporting.
  • Learning how to create and develop a DA-approved database for the court information collections.

This court advocacy train-the-trainer workshop is based on the community-based model developed in Dallas and implemented in partnership with the DA’s office.

Kristen Corsetto