The Rand Corporation recently completed a process evaluation of the National Center for Victims of Crime of the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) Victims’
Rights Clinics. The NCVLI clinics are intended to promote awareness, education, and enforcement of victims’ rights in the criminal justice system. The process evaluationaddressed a variety of issues including: clinic activities, acceptance by judges and prosecutors, staff training, client selection, and suggested improvements to clinic operations.
The researchers conducted interviews with clinic staff, criminal justice officials and clients. In addition to the interviews researchers conducted site visits which included focus groups with clinic clients. Some of the implementation challenges identified in the evaluation were: resistance of prosecutors and judges to the idea of victims being represented by attorneys in court, high staff turnover and inexperience, demand for services, and sustainability.
Initial findings indicate that the clinics are beginning to meet their goals and that the clinics that build on the networks and reputations of experienced clinic directors have an easier time gaining clients and the cooperation of judges and prosecutors.
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteCounty crime lab employee on leavePittsburgh Post-GazetteThe Allegheny County District Attorney's office will review nearly 600 cases after a chemist in the drug section of the Medical Examiner's office crime lab came under investigation last month for possible drug use. The chemist, Matthew Ieraci, has been ...Allegheny County Crime Lab scientist's handling of drug […]
KTLA10 Charged in New York Mafia Crime Wave, Prosecutors SayKTLATen alleged members of the Bonanno mafia family have been charged with racketeering and related crimes, according to a 37-count indictment unsealed Tuesday. The charges stem from what prosecutors claim was almost 20 years of organized criminal ...10 members of reputed Bonanno crime family charged in alleged […]
mySanAntonio.comViolent Crimes Task Force arrested 977 people in SA in 2017mySanAntonio.com“Over the last few years we've tracked an increase in crime throughout the county and San Antonio has not been immune to that increase,” McManus said. The task force combines the efforts of SAPD officers, who are also partnering with local agencies to ...Local leaders hold […]
Burglary investigated as hate crime in Fairfax Co.WTOPCounty police are investigating the crime as a bias-related incident, or what is commonly called a hate crime, police said. The family members are Muslims, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a civil rights organization which spoke ...and more »
Austin crime reports drop among Hispanics, other groups, police sayMyStatesman.comCompared with the same period last year, citywide crime reports showed a 5.7 percent drop in the first two months of the year. The data for Latinos nearly matched that trend, as Austin police saw an overall 5.6 percent decline in crime reports from ...and more »
NBC New YorkFeds Arrest 10 Bonanno Organized Crime Family Members and AssociatesNBC New YorkTen members and associates of the Bonanno organized crime family, including alleged acting captain Ronald Giallanzo, were arrested early Tuesday by the FBI and NYPD Joint Organized Crime Task Force, officials said. The 37-count federal indictment ...
NOLA.comNOLA.com launches New Orleans crime map by police districtsNOLA.comFor each police district, readers can find the block address, time and other information on individual incidents in four violent crime categories reported to NOPD: homicides, aggravated batteries - which includes nonfatal shootings - armed robberies ...and more »
STLtoday.comFormer St. Peters mayor Shawn Brown admits new federal crime ...STLtoday.comFormer St. Peters Mayor Shawn Brown leaves federal court in 2007 after being sentenced to 18 months in prison for taking a $2,750 bribe from the company that ...and more »
Coshocton TribuneCrime reportsCoshocton TribuneCOSHOCTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. JUSTICE CENTER. Tuesday. Total inmates, 60; males, 48; females 12. Accidents. Monday. The Sheriff's Office received a report of a wrecked vehicle with no one in or around it on County Road 298, near New ...
Reputed mobster gets prison for plotting to kill crime rivalThe Seattle TimesNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Nevada man who authorities say is a member of the New Jersey crime family believed to be the model for HBO's “The Sopranos” is headed to prison for plotting the death of an organized crime rival. Federal prosecutors say […]
mySanAntonio.comViolent Crimes Task Force arrested 977 people in SA in 2017mySanAntonio.com... years we've tracked an increase in crime throughout the county and San Antonio has not been immune to that increase,” McManus said. The task force combines the efforts of SAPD officers, who are also partnering with local agencies to target violent ...City, County leaders […]
Aiken StandardViolent and property crimes drop in SC, but SLED is seeing attacks ...The StateWhile violent and property crimes rates are down in South Carolina, the same cannot be said for certain crimes against law enforcement officers, according to ...SLED report: Crime rates dropped in 2014 and 2015 | News ...Aiken StandardCrime falls in North Augusta, […]
Washington ExaminerCops praise Trump after meeting on violent crimeWashington ExaminerCanterbury and nine other law enforcement officials met with Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and several White House senior aides on Tuesday for what he described as a "refreshing" 45-minute discussion about violence ...Trump in meeting with Chicago FOP boss: 'What's going on […]
ForbesPolitical Risk Analysis: Violent Crime Rising In Chihuahua, MexicoForbesOn March 23 Miroslava Breach Velducea, a journalist at La Jornada, one of Mexico's most prominent opposition newspapers was shot and killed as she left her home. The shooting was a high-profile murder that is part of a surge of recent killings in the ...and more »
OregonLive.comWithout evidence, Oregon GOP pins violent crime on Portland ...OregonLive.comSALEM -- Oregon Republican Party officials issued a pair of incendiary statements Tuesday in which they linked Portland-area rapes and murder to ...and more »
GQ MagazineWhy Does the Trump White House Care About Some Violent Crimes but Not Others?GQ MagazineA very perplexing thing happened during bumbling espionage enthusiast Sean Spicer's White House press briefing on Monday. April Ryan, whom you may remember as the black reporter asked by Donald Trump if any members of the Congressional Black ...and more »
KPRC HoustonHundreds of dangerous, violent crimes revealed at NE Harris County apartmentsKPRC HoustonWe have made great strides with reducing crime in our community. We remain committed to our continued efforts to apply all best practices in detouring crime, and work closely with law-enforcement to support their efforts. Being that the two suspects ...and more »
HoodlineViolent Crime In 2017: Central City Gets Relief, But Upward Trend From Castro To HaightHoodlineSan Francisco has begun the year with a broad drop in crime, according to official reports, including property crimes and most violent crimes. Unfortunately, the trend doesn't extend to every neighborhood. Tips from readers and our reporting have ...
LifeZetteNationwide String of Violent Crimes Involving Illegal Aliens | LifeZetteLifeZetteAn MS-13 gang member who was previously deported four times was arrested on Long Island, New York, last week for sexually assaulting a two-year-old girl ...and more »
KGO-TVANALYSIS: Violent crime in San Francisco down but some popular ...KGO-TVThe good news is that violent crime is down in most of San Francisco in 2017, however; ABC7 News' partners at Hoodline have data that suggests an uptick in ...and more »
Grits remains excited about bail-reform legislation being promoted by Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht and Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge Sharon Keller this session, and carried at the Lege by John Whitmire (SB 1338) in the Senate and Andrew Murr (HB 3011) in the House. Those are some big guns aimed at […]
A burgeoning national movement trains families of poor defendants in the skills needed to defend their loved ones. . The Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project, now operating in 12 cities, claims it has already “transformed the landscape of power in the court system.”
Kirsten Moore directs Pew’s health care products project, which seeks to advance federal policies to improve the safety of over-the-counter drug products and dietary supplements. She guides the project’s research and is building partnerships with other organizations around this advocacy goal.
States are finding new ways to get smart on crime and, in the process, changing how America views crime and punishment. After decades of rising prison populations, reforms in 33 states have helped cut the national incarceration rate by 13 percent since 2007. That data point drives this episode’s conversation about the new approaches, informed […]
Since 2007, more than 30 states have enacted policies to reverse corrections growth and contain costs, while maintaining the long-term, nationwide decline in the crime rate that began in the early 1990s.
Jake Horowitz, director of research and policy for Pew’s public safety performance project, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Feb. 28, 2017. He presented evidence about how states have applied research to reduce juvenile crime and incarceration.
Jake Horowitz is the state policy director for the Public Safety Performance Project (PSPP), overseeing state engagement and strategic planning for Pew’s work to advance data-driven, fiscally sound policies and practices in the criminal and juvenile corrections systems that protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and control costs.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWUfYPKQAF4?wmode=transparent&rel=0&autohide=1&showinfo=0&enablejsapi=1] Three storm chasers pursuing a tornado were killed on Tuesday when their vehicles collided at an intersection in Texas. Two of the storm chasers, Weather Channel contractors Kelley Gene Williamson, 57, and Randall Delane Yarnall, 55, were in a Chevrolet Suburban live-streaming their pursuit of the storm when the feed cut out as […]
Club refute ‘wholly false’ claim by Mustafa Bashir that he would receive a professional contract if he was not sent to prisonLeicestershire County cricket club has issued a legal warning to an abusive husband who was spared jail after he made “wholly false” claims that he was about to sign a contract with the club.Mustafa […]
Water officials say San Jose city authorities received several warnings that flooding was imminent but failed to evacuate thousands of residents who were trapped in their homes after a creek broke its banks. John Varela, board chairman of the Santa Clara Valley Water District, said in a letter...
An unknown gunman with dreadlocks walked up to a 23-year-old woman and opened fire without warning Tuesday evening in West Baltimore, police said. The woman was shot in her chest, leg and finger. She fled about three blocks north into Sandtown Winchester and approached an officer stopping a car,...
A Charlotte man already facing identity-theft charges compounded his legal problems last month by texting another victim’s personal information to his probation officer. Prosecutors say Kendell Rashad Bowden, 25, then … Click to Continue »
The Dunwoody Police Department is currently looking for Laverne Harold Squires, age 79, a Dunwoody Resident. Squires is suffering from Alzheimers. He was last seen leaving his residence at approximately 4:30PM on Friday. He left in ...
UPLAND -- A woman alleges that in shutting down a medical marijuana dispensary in January, police Chief Brian Johnson and another Upland police officer locked her and a security guard inside the pot shop for about an hour. The move was so upsetting,...