Two years after the mass shooting, the U.S. Department of Justice is giving a grant to victims of the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Tx. In the incident, 26 people were fatally shot and 20 others were wounded when an assailant opened fire on worshipers.
As many as 60,000 car accident victims may have had their confidential information improperly disclosed by 911 operators in New York City. The operators are accused of taking kickbacks for selling information to an insurance fraud ring.
Law enforcement agencies erect a number of barriers at the starting line of a process meant to protect immigrant crime victims and encourage their cooperation with police, a news investigation has found.
Pennsylvania voters on Tuesday favored a state constitutional amendment known as Marsy’s Law that broadens and enshrines victims’ rights. Most voters may not realize that the amendment cuts away at the rights of defendants, and two groups have challenged it, says the Pittsburgh Post-
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently decided to study the feasibility of a “Civil Defense Justice Unit” to protect the rights of justice-involved in civil proceedings. They should expand that to protect victims’ rights as well, writes the president of LA’s Association of Deputy District Attorneys.
A new study found that for 1 in 16 US women, their first sexual intercourse experience was rape. They’ve concluded that these victims are “more likely to suffer worse long-term health outcomes than women who had sex voluntarily the first time.”
Insufficient support for crime survivors undermines the ability of prosecutors to uphold the law and do their part in helping communities thrive, writes the executive director of John Jay’s Institute for Innovation in Prosecution.