Dear Teddy Bear Clinic

I would love to thank you for all the support, care, love and guidance you have given me. In times where I felt uncertain and confused, the wonderful staff was there to help and guide me, when I felt scared and shy they were there to set the mood and make us feel comfortable.

They taught us rights we did not know we had in court and made the experience less stressful and made us know we are always safe, and we did not have to fear. It is not easy for a minor to stand before a court and tell your story, but with the help of the intermediaries I was able to say everything without fear.

Not many people have the privilege to be associated with people as caring and understanding as The Teddy Bear Clinic crew. I am very grateful for everything you have done for me and the many more you are helping.

Once again thank you for listening, for the guidance, for inspiration, for encouragement, for being there and most importantly for being a mentor to me.



Our court preparation programme is process-oriented in that it provides support for the children and their families from the moment they enter the programme, right through the often lengthy legal process, and thereafter with debriefing.

May be an image of table, indoor and text that says 'Justice for a 16- year old girl. Another 16 year old girl was sexually assaulted The case was referred to TBF in September 2019 for the following services; Forensic assessment, Therapy and Court preparation. Johannesburg Court's intermediary room The child testified well and in February 2021 the perpetrator was sentenced for 25 years imprisonment in Johannesburg court.'