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Title: New Mexico Victim and Witness Seminar Participant Handbook
Corporate Author: National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 218
Sponsoring Agency: National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
Alexandria, VA 22314-3490
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Seminar proceedings (February 6-7, 1986) are designed to train New Mexico sheriffs and prosecutors in organizing assistance to crime victims.
Abstract: Following a session on the meaning of victimization and victim's rights, a session reviews the role of law enforcement in victim assistance. This includes discussions on why law enforcement and prosecutors should be involved in victim assistance and a delineation of their responsibilities and suggested actions. A session on victim assistance legislation addresses the Justice Assistance Act, the Victims of Crime Act, the Victim/Witness Protection Act, and New Mexico victim assistance laws. Other sessions provide service guidelines for special victims, suggested victim assistance activities, victim assistance program models, and the identification of resources for victim assistance. Practical sessions focus on planning for victim assistance programs, program coordination, and the development of a local agency plan. 34-item bibliography.
Main Term(s): Victim services
Index Term(s): New Mexico; Police services for victims; Victim-witness legislation; Victimization; Victims rights
Note: Proceedings of a seminar held at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy on February 6-7, 1986.
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