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Title: National Symposium on Victims of Federal Crime
Corporate Author: National Organization for Victim Assistance
United States of America
Date Published: February 1999
Page Count: 675
Sponsoring Agency: National Organization for Victim Assistance
Washington, DC 20010
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Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This reports presents information from the National Symposium on Victims of Federal Crime presented by the National Organization for Victim Assistance, held February 7-12, 1999, in Washington, D.C.
Abstract: In 1999, the National Organization for Victim Assistance presented a symposium focusing on a variety of issues relating to those victims of Federal crimes. The symposium begins with a mini plenary, divided into two sessions, on the Oklahoma City bombing and the identifying, notifying, and tracking of victims from incident to trial and of a mass casualty crime disaster. This is followed by a brief description of ten laws under the Victim’s of Crime Act (VOCA): (1) crime victims fund; (2) crime victim compensation; (3) crime victim assistance; (4) child abuse prevention and treatment grants; (5) compensation and assistance to victims of terrorism or mass violence; (6) administrative provisions; (7) establishment of Office for Victims of Crime; (8) victims’ rights; (9) services to victims; and (10) closed circuit televised court proceedings for victims of crime. The Symposium then focused on nine track themes in the area of victims of Federal crime: (1) child victims; (2) white collar crime; (3) legal issues; (4) corrections; (5) military crime victims; (6) immigration international; (7) basic victim/witness; (8) law enforcement victim/witness; and (9) mass crisis with resource material submitted by the workshop presenters, such as testimonies, support articles, Federal legislative laws and information and overhead presentations. There were three plenary sessions: Criminal Justice; Federal Protocols and Resources; and “Observations from the Front Lines” which included various supporting resource material.
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Child victims; Corrections victims services; Federal criminal justice system; Federal legislation; Federal programs; Immigration offenses; Military child protection services; Military crime; Victim services; Victim-witness legislation; Victim-witness programs; Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA); White collar crime
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