The criminal justice system is complex. This module is designed to give you a basic sense of the process, from where to sit in the courtroom to what all those unfamiliar terms mean.
This module will:
- Define the unique language of the criminal justice system;
- Provide a timeline of the process; and
- Explain what typically takes place during each stage of the process.
Victim advocates have a role at each stage of the criminal justice system process which is why understanding the process is critically important to advocates’ work. This module will provide a bird’s eye view of the criminal justice system. Module 7 will explore precisely what victim advocates’ roles can be at each stage and tips for advocates to insert themselves into the process and fulfill their role within the system.