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NCJ Number: 136499 Find in a Library
Title: Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance (1991)
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Office of the Attorney General
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 41
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Document: PDF
Type: Guideline
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These guidelines specify the procedures to be followed by the Federal criminal justice system in responding to the needs of crime victims and witnesses.
Abstract: The guidelines combine the requirements of the Victim and Witness Protection Act of 1982 and the victims' rights statutes contained in the Crime Control Act of 1990. These laws aim to assist victims and witnesses as much as possible within limits of available resources and without infringing on the constitutional rights of the accused. Special attention should be given to victims of serious, violent crime, but all victims and witnesses who have suffered physical, financial, or emotional trauma should receive the assistance and protection to which they are entitled under the law. The guidelines discuss the specific services, victim impact statements, restitution, and the rights of child victims and witnesses. Excerpts from laws and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
Main Term(s): Witness assistance
Index Term(s): Federal programs; Federal regulations; Office for Victims of Crime (OVC); Victim services; Victims rights; Witnesses rights
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