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NCJ Number: 136075 Find in a Library
Title: Legislative Advocacy and Policy Development
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Victims of Crime
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20036
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook offers guidelines on legislative advocacy and policy development in the area of victims' rights and services.
Abstract: Critical considerations regarding State legislatures range from the operations of the legislature, key legislators, procedures for the introduction of political laws, the roles of various committees, and available resources. Other sections in this handbook deal specifically with the process by which a bill becomes a law, the selection of a bill's author, and the committee process including notice of hearings and testimony-related issues. Suggestions for contacting individual legislators, dealing with legislative staff, and conducting lobbying and legislative action are provided. This handbook recommends building statewide coalitions for victims' right in order to increase the effectiveness of legislative advocates and offers a proposed coalition code of ethics.
Main Term(s): Victim/Witness Advocates; Victims rights
Index Term(s): Lobbying; Policy analysis; State legislative hearings
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