Victims' Rights Laws in the United States
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This continuing education domestic violence course looks at the history of victims' rights including victims' basic rights and the legal enforcement of victims' rights laws.
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- Evolution of Victims’ Rights in the United States
- Major Categories of Victims’ Rights Laws
- Right to be treated with dignity and respect.
- Right to information and referral.
- Right to notification.
- Right to be present.
- Right to be heard.
- Right to reasonable protection from intimidation and harm.
- Right to restitution.
- Right to apply for compensation (for violent crime victims).
- Right to speedy proceedings.
- Special rights and protections.
- Strategies to Strengthen Victims' Rights
- Legal Enforcement Efforts
- The Role of Victim Advocates in Ensuring that Victims Receive Their Rights
- Discuss the ways victim notification is generally provided.
- Describe types of victim impact statements.
- Identify the oldest victim right.
- Describe requirements for victim compensation programs.