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2018 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide

This annual suite of resources includes a variety of user-friendly sample materials, current statistics, professional artwork, and tutorials—all designed to help you quickly and capably develop and implement public awareness campaigns for NCVRW and throughout the year. 

Critical Issues Impacting Women in the Justice System: A Literature Review

The authors review the literature relevant to the study of violence and safety in women’s prison.

Victim Impact Testimony and the Psychology of Punishment (2003)

In this article, the authors report their empirical findings from a new experiment suggesting that adventitious, emotional harm affects jurors' sentencing decisions.

In Defense of Victim Impact Statements (2009)

This article by Judge Paul G. Cassell defends the use of victim impact statements. He argues impact statements have received widespread support because they promote justice without interfering with any legitimate interests of criminal defendants.

Correctional Responses to Domestic Violence Victims

Find resources to better understand, respond to, and prevent/end Domestic Violence.

Post-Conviction Victim Service Providers

Victim services, such as corrections, reentry, parole, and probation, that occur after an offender has been convicted, and resources and information for those working in this area of corrections.

Community Services Division

The Community Services Division coordinates consulting services (technical assistance), specialized training, and other programs related to probation, parole, and other forms of community-based corrections.

Working with Victims of Crime: An Integrated Approach for Community Supervision Professionals

This Guide provides a comprehensive overview of available information on victims’ rights and services.

Crime Survivors Speak: The First-Ever National Survey of Victims' Views on Safety and Justice

The National Survey of Victims’ Views helps fill the gaps in knowledge on how victims experience the criminal justice system.

Defining Violence: Reducing Incarceration by Rethinking America's Approach to Violence

This report examines how the debate over justice approaches to violent crime, nonviolent crime, and incarceration is playing out in state legislatures.

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