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Landmarks in Victims’ Rights and Services

This historical overview outlines the progress of the crime victims’ rights movement from 1965 to the present. It includes the creation and growth of local, state, and national victim service organizations; the passage of key federal and state legislation; notable court decisions; groundbreaking reports and studies; and advances in victim assistance approaches.

Use this section to inform your speeches, op-ed columns, media interviews, and other education efforts.

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