Victims of Crime Act: 25 Years of Protecting and Supporting Victims, Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, April 28, 2009 [open pdf - 2MB]
From the opening statement of Patrick J. Leahy: "A lot of us have worked hard over the years to protect the Crime Victims Fund. They serve nearly 4 million crime victims each year, including victims of violent crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, and drunk driving. This makes it possible. I think of the number of times we congratulate ourselves that we have prosecuted somebody, and they go off, and we spend a fortune to prosecute the person, and at that time there was nothing to do anything for the victims." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Allie Bones, R. Keith Perkins, Dianne Feinstein, Steve Derene, Mary Lou Leary, Judith A. Rex, Susan S. Russell, Elizabeth Houde, and Kevin S. Ruegg.
S. Hrg. 111-459; Senate Hearing 111-459; Serial No. J-111-16
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