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Volume: 14 Number: 19

Title: Witness Justice

Source/Sponsoring Agency: Witness Justice


Date Checked: 2/19/2009      Status: Active

Date Annotated: 2/12/2006

Topics: Criminal Law; Dispute Resolution; Civil Rights; Constitutional Law; Criminal Procedure; Evidence

Other keywords: Victims' rights; Witness protection

Contents: Witness Justice was founded to "empower and assist victims of violence and their loved ones in healing from trauma and in navigating the criminal justice process." The Witness Justice website provides resources for victims of violence under "Survivor Resources," "Health and Wellness," and "Helping a Survivor." These resources include a directory of state victim assistance agencies, and a special section for Hurricane Katrina crime victims. Researchers will be interested in the "Victims' Rights" and "Justice Systems" areas, which offer resources for victims' rights advocates and general information about restorative justice and victim-offender mediation (VOM). The "News Room" provides crime and victim statistics, including statistics on child abuse, stalking, and elder abuse. The "Access Experts" describes the Witness Justice Expert Corps of Volunteers, who donate their time and expertise to assist Witness Justice in addressing specific victim questions and concerns. Both a search engine and a site map are available to facilitate navigation of the site.

Author of Annotation: B. Kreisler/J. Cusker

Last Modified: 6/20/2012