Shawnee County District Attorney

The pursuit of justice is the legal profession’s highest calling and most sacred honor.

District Attorney

Child Victim Rights
  • To have all proceedings explained in language which can be easily understood by the child.

  • To have, whenever practical, a secure waiting area provided for the child during court proceedings, and to have a support person stay with the child.

  • To not have the name, address or photograph of the child victim disclosed to any agency outside the criminal justice system.

  • To be provided information and referrals to agencies to assist the child and/or the child's family in dealing with the emotional impact of the crime and the legal proceedings.

  • To have a victim witness specialist present in court to provide emotional support to the child during testimony.

  • To inform the court as to the need to have other supportive persons present during the child's testimony.

  • To allow law enforcement agencies to enlist the services of other professional personnel such as child protective services, victim advocates, or prosecutorial staff trained to interview child victims.


The Shawnee County Victim Witness Unit utilizes LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center when serving a child victim or witness through their Kids In Court program whenever possible.