2010 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Resource Guide   [open pdf - 2MB]

"It is my privilege to present the 2010 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Resource Guide, developed by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and the National Center for Victims of Crime. This unique collection of resources will inform and inspire your observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 18-24, 2010. This year's theme-Crime Victims' Rights: Fairness. Dignity. Respect.-evokes powerful memories of a time when victim compensation and support services were not available to those harmed by crime. In the not so distant past, victims were being routinely excluded from courtrooms and blamed for their victimization, realities that unfortunately still exist for far too many victims. Victims and advocates demandedjairness, dignity, and respect, and the time has come to acknowledge the progress made toward realizing these ideals. While there has been tremendous progress, challenges do remain. The current epidemic of violence against children in the streets, in their homes, and even in schools victimizes and isolates too many of our young people. They need adults to protect them, to listen to their stories, and to provide caring support. The well-being of our children, and the future of our Nation, depends on all of us standing up for these young victims."

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United States Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/welcome.html
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