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Judicial Education Project

OVC's Judicial Education Project is developing and pilot testing a comprehensive national training curriculum for judges and court personnel on victimization issues. The curriculum's learning modules will address—
  • Victims' rights laws and their implementation.
  • The impact of crime on victims, highlighting the impact on, and special considerations for, certain populations of victims (child victims, older victims, victims with disabilities, and victims with limited English proficiency).
  • The leadership role of judges.
  • How to identify and cope with secondary trauma.

The curriculum is being developed under the guidance of a multidisciplinary advisory group. The grantee will refine the curriculum as necessary based on the pilot tests.

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