It is important that children attend their court hearings, even if they are young. Learn more about the benefits of children attending court. Young children, however, often pose difficulties to court practitioners given the nature and length of court proceedings. Children can be noisy and impatient. Some courts have addressed this by having children's book areas or toy corners. Others have re-structured their proceedings.
In 2011, the Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative created a coloring book and a comic book for children attending court. Courts, attorneys and CASAs can order these publications at no cost.