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Title: National Crime Victims' Rights Week Resource Guide: 1998
Author(s): Christine N. Edmunds; Morna A. Murray; Anne K. Seymour; Jann P. Taylor; Bryan G. Criswell; Rev. David W. Delaplane; Janice Wilkerson
Corporate Author: Victims' Assistance Legal Organization (VALOR)
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 65
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
OVC Resource Ctr
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Victims' Assistance Legal Organization (VALOR)
McLean, VA 22102-0811
Grant Number: 97-MU-GX-0010
Sale Source: OVC Resource Ctr
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Guideline
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This resouce guide was developed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime to provide assistance to communities as they celebrated the 18th commemoration of the National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 19-25, 1998.
Abstract: The National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) honors those individuals who serve crime victims and celebrates the achievements of crime victim advocates. It also provides an opportunity for communities to evaluate their service programs for victims of crime and to promote crime victims' rights. This resource guide was developed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, to provide guidance to communities in planning their activities during NCVRW, April 19-25, 1998. The guide includes a historical overview of the history of crime victims' rights in American along with samples of sermons, press releases, proclamations, and opinion/editorial columns. Information is also provided on amendments to States' constitutions; data on child abuse and victimization, costs of crime, crime and education, crime and victimization, domestic violence, drunk driving, economic crime, elder abuse and neglect, hate and bias crime, homicide, juvenile crime and victimization, rape and sexual assault, stalking, substance abuse and crime, victims with disabilities, and workplace violence and crime. Finally, the guide provides a listing of resources available for victims of crime. Tables
Main Term(s): Crimes against persons
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Community relations; Crime costs; Crime Statistics; Crimes against children; Crimes against the elderly; Crimes of passion; Domestic assault; Hate Crimes; Homicide; Office for Victims of Crime (OVC); Persons with physical disabilities; Rape; Stalkers; Violence in the workplace; White collar crime
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