The Victims of Crime Act of 1984 created a federal victims-compensation account funded by fines assessed in federal criminal convictions and established provision to assist state programs that compensate victims of crimes. As states continue to move toward creating an effective response that meets all of a victim’s needs, every state has passed important legal protections for victims of violent crimes, and more than half of the states have amended their constitutions to guarantee the rights of victims.
Links to related online resources are listed below. Non-digitized publications may
be borrowed from the NCSC Library; call numbers are provided.
This report provides a comprehensive evaluation of the number of Assistant District Attorneys and Victim Witness Legal Assistants required for the effective prosecution of cases in North Carolina.
Across the country, policymakers, criminal justice officials, and victim advocates are becoming increasingly attuned to the problem of uncollected victim restitution. The five case studies presented in this document offer valuable solutions to manage this problem.
This toolkit provides the essentials for organizational capacity building. The information and guidance is drawn primarily from the experiences of five victim services agencies. (KFP594.C37 2008)
This comprehensive toolkit provides resources on the impact and dynamics of victimization; community assessments; public awareness and outreach; policy advocacy; peer victim services; evaluation and sustainability, etc.
Project descriptions and links for restorative justice, community justice, and victim offender reconciliation programs in California.
This final report summarizes evaluation activities and presents findings and recommendations for the Pennsylvania Victim Services Organizational Capacity Building Initiatives. (KFP594.E93 2008)