2930.10 Minimizing contact between victim and defendant - separate waiting areas.

(A) The court in which a criminal prosecution or delinquency proceeding is held shall make a reasonable effort to minimize any contact between the victim in the case, members of the victim's family, the victim's representative, or witnesses for the prosecution and the defendant or alleged juvenile offender in the case, members of the defendant's or alleged juvenile offender's family, or witnesses for the defense before, during, and immediately after all court proceedings.

(B) The court shall provide a waiting area for the victim, members of the victim's family, the victim's representative, or witnesses for the prosecution that is separate from the waiting area provided for the defendant or alleged juvenile offender, members of the defendant's or alleged juvenile offender's family, and defense witnesses if a separate waiting area is available and the use of the area is practical.

Effective Date: 11-22-1999