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.
Munster crime watch meeting Thursdaynwitimes.comThis meeting will include information about recent crime statistics and incidents, along with an important presentation from the Indiana attorney general's office on identity theft and scam prevention. Participants will be able to ask questions or ...and more »
The Daily ProgressEducation sales tax, crime reforms top initiative questionsThe Daily ProgressShawn Sheehan, Oklahoma's 2016 Teacher of the Year, stands in his classroom in Norman, Okla., Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. A proposed 1 percent sales tax hike to fund public education and teacher pay raises is one of three state questions that were sent to ...and […]
Patch.comAssault at Olney Greene Turtle Possible Hate Crime: PolicePatch.comMontgomery County Police say a man provoked a fight at an Olney bar and restaurant with a slur about a man's sexual orientation. By Deb Belt (Patch Staff) - October 23, 2016 11:05 am ET. Assault at Olney Greene Turtle Possible Hate Crime: Police. OLNEY ...Montgomery County police […]
Reading EagleCrime Alert: Tips sought in Exeter Twp. shopliftingReading EagleCrime Alert Berks County, a citizen crime-fighting group, is offering cash rewards of up to $10,000 to anyone supplying tips that lead to an arrest in this case or any other case or crime. Tipsters with crime information can call 877-373-9913 anytime ...
Onslow Crime Stoppers recognized with state awardJacksonville Daily NewsOnslow County's own was named Crime Stoppers Board Program of the Year, and Chairman Joe Yannessa said it's not just which program solved the most crime. The Jacksonville/Onslow County Crime Stoppers was recognized with the statewide award at ...and more »
Shreveport TimesShreveport holds open conversation on crime and violence - KSLA ...KSLA-TVMayor Ollie Tyler is once again leading efforts to bridge law enforcement and the community to put an end to crime and violence.Conversation on area crime, violence has far-reaching possibilitiesShreveport TimesCitywide conversation held to curb crime - Story - ArkLaTexHomepageKTALAn open conversation on crime […]
WKYTRussia says US airstrike "war crime"WKYTIgor Konashenkov, said Friday's strike on a funeral procession in the town of Daquq has "all the signs of a war crime." Konashenkov said two jets of the U.S.-led coalition were involved in the raid, apparently mistaking the procession for militants of ...Russia condemns deadly US-led airstrike near Iraq's Kirkuk […]
Business InsiderThe crime wave is a mythBusiness InsiderThe politicians and pundits, the academics and activists have argued for months over whether America is in the grip of a new crime wave. A few weeks ago, the FBI appeared to lay to rest the argument when it published its annual figures on crime reports ...and more »
AZCentral.comCan new Mesa police tool prevent crime from happening?AZCentral.comCrime analyst Jackie Pennacchio works on her computer, Oct. 20, 2016, at Mesa Police Department. Mesa will implement crime-predicting software officials say could help police stop burglaries, drug deals and other crimes before they happen. (Photo: Mark ...
Thousands of Men to Be Pardoned for Gay Sex, Once a Crime in BritainNew York TimesLONDON — The men were convicted — tens of thousands of them — of crimes like buggery, gross indecency and loitering with intent. They had been arrested in bars, coffee houses and public bathrooms, and sometimes in the privacy of […]
Stats show violent crime increase, property crime decrease in GainesvilleGainesville TimesThere was a 14.5 percent increase in violent crimes reported, going from 131 reports in 2014 to 150 reports. The city also saw a 9.9 percent decrease in property crimes, as the department took in 147 fewer reports in 2015 from the 1,492 total reports […]
Family Services Center gets grant to aid violent crime victimsAnniston Star“Victims of crime and their families need access to professional assistance as they begin dealing with the aftermath of these awful moments,” Bentley was quoted as saying in the release. “I commend the Family Services Center of Calhoun County for ...
Reason (blog)Did Nonfatal Violent Crime Come Down Last Year After All? - Hit ...Reason (blog)Bureau of Justice StatisticsToday the Bureau of Justice Statistics released a report on crimes committed in 2015. You will be happy to hear that both violent crime ...Violent crime stable, according to DOJ CVS reportFusionU.S. Violence Rates Flat Last Year, Victim Survey […]
Breitbart NewsViolent Crime Up 24 Per Cent in a YearBreitbart NewsViolent crime in England and Wales has shot up by 24 per cent. In the 12 months to June, murder was up 20 per cent, knife crime 9 per cent, and gun crime surged by 7 per cent, according to police recorded crime figures. Overall, […]
Justice Department survey shows drop in violent crime from 2013 to ...ReutersA Department of Justice survey released on Thursday on criminal victimization in the United States showed a drop in violent crimes rates from 23.2 victims per ...DOJ survey shows drop in violent crime from 2013 to 2015Washington Examiner (blog)all 2 news articles »
WYFF Greenville'Armed, dangerous' violent crime suspect in custody, deputies say ...WYFF GreenvilleA violent crime suspect who has been on the run since July was booked early Thursday morning in the Greenville County Detention Center, deputies said.and more »
Violent crimes up, robberies down in StocktonStockton RecordSTOCKTON — September was a bad month for several categories of violent crime in Stockton, most notably homicide, rape and assault, while robbery was down significantly from the prior month, according to the latest crime statistics released Monday by ...
Daily intel meetings help New Haven's Project Longevity prevent violent crimeNew Haven RegisterSo four days a week, Spell is joined by police, law enforcement agencies and other service agencies, for “intel” meetings where they share and receive information about crimes, suspects and victims, often within 24 hours of when a crime occurs, or even ...
RollingStone.comStudy: Marijuana Arrests Outnumber Those for Violent CrimesRollingStone.com... found that law enforcement agencies made 574,641 arrests for possession of small amounts of pot intended for personal use, while 505,681 arrests were made for all violent crimes, including murder, rape and serious assault. And while violent crime ...Marijuana Arrests Outnumber Those for Violent Crimes, Study FindsNew […]
Washington PostViolent crime and murders both went up in 2015, FBI saysWashington PostHomicides in the United States went up by more than 10 percent in 2015 over the year before, while violent crime increased by nearly 4 percent in the same period, according to new statistics released Monday by the FBI. All told, the country […]
A recent report from the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology renewed concerns first raised by the National Academy of Sciences in 2009 about the lack of scientific foundation for many if not most commonly used forensics besides DNA and toxicology. Our friends at TDCAA shared on their user forum a link to […]
Gallup says "not tough enough number" has fallen from 65 percent in 2003 to 45 percent today. Opinion is divided on drug sentencing, with 38 percent saying it is too tough and 34 percent say it is not tough enough.
The number of accused and convicted criminal offenders in the United States who are monitored with ankle bracelets and other electronic tracking devices rose nearly 140 percent over 10 years, according to a survey conducted in December 2015 by The Pew Charitable Trusts. More than 125,000 people were supervised with the devices in 2015, up […]
With millions of Americans on probation or parole, states can learn from one another as they pursue ways to reduce the size and cost of the corrections system without compromising public safety. Missouri’s earned compliance credit policy can help guide the way.
In 2012, Missouri established an “earned compliance credits” policy that allows individuals to shorten their time on probation or parole by 30 days for every full calendar month that they comply with the conditions of their sentences. Credits are available only to those who were convicted of lower-level felonies and have been under community supervision […]
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Even though we would like to think we can, it's impossible to handle all of life's nuisances on our own. In fact, many of history's most successful people attributed their successes to knowing when to seek the help of others. This goes for all areas of life whether it be business, education or dealing with […]
Leila de Lima tells the Guardian she fears for her own life after challenging president on a mission to wipe out drug dealersA leading member of the Philippines’ senate has called for an international criminal investigation into the country’s president in an effort to stop a vicious war on drugs that has killed more than […]
Live updates: 13 people killed in tour bus crash on 10 Freeway Oct. 23, 2016, 7:26 p.m. A tour bus owned by an Alhambra-based company and a big rig collided on the 10 Freeway in Desert Hot Springs early Sunday.What we know so far:13 people were killed and 31 others injuredMore than three dozen...
A Connecticut man was charged with drug possession Saturday after Maryland State Police say they found 124 pounds of marijuana in his car.John Paul Demorest, 67, of Waterbury, also faces drug kingpin charges and is being held at a Baltimore County jail on a $1 million bond. No attorney was listed...
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 ...
A man was killed in a crash in Seal Beach late Saturday night, according to the Orange County Coroner’s office. The man, who was not named in the coroner’s report, died at 10:57 p.m. Saturday in a crash on the northbound 405 freeway at its...