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National Crime Victims' Rights Week Resource Guide: 1998

NCJ Number
167242
Date Published
January 1998
Length
65 pages
Author(s)
Christine N. Edmunds; Morna A. Murray; Anne K. Seymour; Jann P. Taylor; Bryan G. Criswell; Rev. David W. Delaplane; Janice Wilkerson
Agencies
OVC
Publication Type
Guideline
Grant Number(s)
97-MU-GX-0010
Annotation
This resouce guide was developed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime to provide assistance to communities as they celebrated the 18th commemoration of the National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 19-25, 1998.
Abstract
The National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) honors those individuals who serve crime victims and celebrates the achievements of crime victim advocates. It also provides an opportunity for communities to evaluate their service programs for victims of crime and to promote crime victims' rights. This resource guide was developed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, to provide guidance to communities in planning their activities during NCVRW, April 19-25, 1998. The guide includes a historical overview of the history of crime victims' rights in American along with samples of sermons, press releases, proclamations, and opinion/editorial columns. Information is also provided on amendments to States' constitutions; data on child abuse and victimization, costs of crime, crime and education, crime and victimization, domestic violence, drunk driving, economic crime, elder abuse and neglect, hate and bias crime, homicide, juvenile crime and victimization, rape and sexual assault, stalking, substance abuse and crime, victims with disabilities, and workplace violence and crime. Finally, the guide provides a listing of resources available for victims of crime. Tables
Date Created: March 19, 2010