Sunday, June 26, 2005

The History of Crime Victims' Rights In America

This is an extremely informative site. I got the link from The Awareness Center's mailing list

The History of Crime Victims' Rights In America

It's really amazing that first crime victim compensation fund was established in 1965. Think about how many years people have been victimized and had to pay for their own medical care.

It wasn't until 1984 that the First National Symposium on Sexual Assault was co-sponsored by The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) & FBI to create awareness on federal level for needs of rape & sexual assault victims. And that a victim/witness notification system is established within the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

As bad as things are now, can you imagine what things were like before?


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