Participating in court proceedings may be particularly stressful for children. The Office of Court Improvement, a division of the Office of the State Courts Administrator within the Supreme Court of Florida, released an activity book specifically for children attending dependency hearings. What’s Happening In Dependency Court? aims to familiarize children with the judicial system by providing information related to the court process, legal terms, and the role of court personnel. Information is divided into easy-to-read topical areas, including the following:
Coloring activities and crossword puzzles help children develop proper expectations, understand the importance of the rules and how to behave in court. Not specific to Florida.
What’s Happening In Dependency Court? is available on the Florida State Courts website: