Empowering Crime Victims through Information and Notification

Green Clock Hours: 1.50

Criminal victimization can be a devastating experience. Crime victims and survivors are often further victimized by an insensitive justice system that is oriented toward ensuring justice to offenders and meeting their needs for rehabilitation. Furthermore, crime victims' and survivors' desire and need for information does not end after prosecution. At yearend 2015, the Bureau of Justice Statistics estimated that there were 4.65 million adults on probation, parole, or some other form of post-prison supervision in the community. Therefore, it is essential that probation and parole agencies develop programs and practices responsive to victims' rights and needs. Among these is the right to be notified and receive certain information about their case. This course will inform you about key informational needs of crime victims, types of information you should and should not provide, and describe various ways that you and your agency can provide more effective notification services to crime victims.



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Course Description

Criminal victimization can be a devastating experience. Crime victims and survivors are often further victimized by an insensitive justice system that is oriented toward ensuring justice to offenders and meeting their needs for rehabilitation. Furthermore, crime victims' and survivors' desire and need for information does not end after prosecution. At yearend 2015, the Bureau of Justice Statistics estimated that there were 4.65 million adults on probation, parole, or some other form of post-prison supervision in the community. Therefore, it is essential that probation and parole agencies develop programs and practices responsive to victims' rights and needs. Among these is the right to be notified and receive certain information about their case. This course will inform you about key informational needs of crime victims, types of information you should and should not provide, and describe various ways that you and your agency can provide more effective notification services to crime victims.



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