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Crime Victim Rights Act Compliance in North Carolina

NCJ Number
Richard A. Hayes, M.S.C.
Date Published
October 2013
26 pages

This report presents information on compliance with the Crime Victim Rights Act in North Carolina.


The review examined the services that were provided to victims of crime by law enforcement, the prosecution, and crime victim service agencies. A survey was conducted among the State's 44 prosecutorial districts to determine the level of compliance with the legislation. The survey revealed a strong level of compliance with the CVRA from those agencies surveyed, and that agencies in the 44 districts offered a robust variety of services to victims and their families across all victimization categories. A series of 18 questions pertaining to crime victim service provisions provided to victims of 10 different crime victimization types were sent to participants. The 10 different crime victimization types were 1) adult sexual assault; 2) domestic violence; 3) child sexual abuse; 4) child physical abuse; 5) adult survivor of sexual abuse; 6) survivors of homicide victims; 7) victims of drunk drivers; 8) elder abuse; 9) other violent crimes; and 10) property crimes. Figures, tables, and appendixes