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When the Victim Is a Minor (2017)


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This guide is for parents whose child or youth has been the victim of a crime, whether the offender is an adult or a young person. You will find:

  • Information on the victimization of minors, obstacles to disclosure and reporting, and the impacts of crime.
  • Basic information on the criminal justice system as it applies to adults and youth.
  • Explanations on the stages of the criminal justice process for both young and adult offenders.
  • Information on the rights and recourses available to minor victims in the criminal justice system.

The guide includes more than 250 answers to questions most frequently asked by victims, more than 140 practical tips, notes and information boxes and more than 60 references to helpful resources.

Consult the online version of When the Victim Is a Minor. Note that version 10.0.0 or later of Adobe Flash Player is required to view the guide in this format. To download it, click here.