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NCJ Number: 147941 Find in a Library
Title: NATIONAL VICTIM SERVICES SURVEY OF ADULT AND JUVENILE CORRECTIONS AND PAROLE AGENCIES: FINAL REPORT
Corporate Author: American Correctional Assoc
United States of America

California Dept of the Youth Authority
United States of America

California State Dept of Corrections
Publications Coordinator
United States of America

National Organization for Victim Assistance
United States of America

National Ctr for Victims of Crime
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
California Dept of the Youth Authority
Sacramento, CA 95823
California State Dept of Corrections
Sacramento, CA 94283-0001
National Ctr for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20036
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Organization for Victim Assistance
Washington, DC 20010
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Representatives of State adult and juvenile corrections agencies and parole boards responded to this survey, which sought examine current trends in victim services which they sponsored, including notification services, victim/offender programs such as restitution and mediation, and services for correctional personnel who are victimized while carrying out their responsibilities.
Abstract: The results showed a substantial increase in corrections and parole-based notification programs for victims and witnesses, compared to results obtained from the previous survey conducted five years earlier. There are 16 different types of releases about which correctional agencies notify victims and witnesses. Several agencies also notify victims who have been threatened of an offender's change in status. The procedures for victim notification vary widely according to State and agency. Most corrections agencies have been authorized by the courts in their States to order restitution for offenders sentenced to prison terms. The report notes improvements made with regard to the victim's rights in the parole process. Many correctional agencies have implemented programs to help employees who have been victimized, as well as their families. Victim/offender programs noted in this survey include mediation, conciliation, victim impact panels, confrontation, and "impact of crime on victims" programs.
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Corrections; Corrections occupational stress; Statistics; Victim Services Notification; Victim-offender reconciliation
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