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Legislation Regarding Special Procedures for Child Victims/Witnesses in Criminal Child Abuse Cases (Current through December 31, 1993)

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This document summarizes all Federal, State, and territorial legislation that outlines specific procedures to be used with child victims or witnesses in criminal child abuse cases.
The procedures include closing the courtroom during child victim or witness testimony, using leading questions with child witnesses, using anatomically correct dolls in criminal child abuse cases, limiting the number of interviews with a child victim, limiting the length of a child victim's in-court testimony, and mandating a speedy disposition of criminal cases involving child victims or witnesses.