We have attached a sample script to give you an example of how you could testify. We suggest that you practice, practice, practice your testimony. You can take the script to Court with you. However, you should be familiar with the script in case the Judge does not want you to read directly from the script. Judges' opinions about reading from the script will vary.
This video provides some tips about representing yourself in a hearing for an Order of Protection.
This video provides some guidance about what to do and what not to do when you are testifying in Court.
We have also attached an article from a Family Court Judge. The article is directed to victim advocates, but provides a helpful overview to Domestic Violence Survivors as well.