Reblogging this important newsletter related to violent loss . . .
Violent Loss Resources Newsletter, October 1, 2016
- Topic of the Month: Victim Impact, Justice & Unsolved Cases
- Question of the Month: What mistake do you want to help others avoid?
- News: Hotline/Chatline crime victim centered and trauma informed
- Resource of the Month: Crime Stoppers
- Inspiration: Kaila Quote
Topic of the Month: Victim Impact, Justice & Unsolved Cases
One thing we are certain of … anyone who has lost a loved-one, and then goes through a criminal trial, whether it is a death-penalty case or not, knows that, in the end, there are no winners, no closure, no “happy endings.” What was done can never be undone … (Valeria)
VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT
Today, judges are compelled by law to give co-victims an opportunity to address the court. All states guarantee the right for those who have been most affected by a crime to present a written or oral statement in…
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