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Child Testimony Via Closed Circuit TV or Videotape (Part Two)

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This is the second part of a two-part series briefly highlighting state provisions allowing children to testify via videotape or closed-circuit television. This part focuses on the burden of proof that must be met regarding the harm to the child of testifying in open court. 19 states define the burden of proof by statute; the remaining 31 jurisdictions (including the District of Columbia) do not. An accompanying map shows where the statutory burden of proof exists.