Over the past two decades, there has been a rapidly increasing number of convictions overturned on the grounds of factual innocence. Many of these post-conviction exonerations have been led by police and prosecutors, yet little attention has been paid to the impact on the victims and survivors of the original crime. Addressing and meeting their needs is critical to promoting trust and fairness in our criminal justice system. This presentation will present actual experiences of victims and survivors and provide expert recommendations and tools for providing victim services and protecting victims’ rights in these cases.
This webinar was pre-approved for 1 CEU credit by the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)® and the DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP). Founded in 1975, the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States and is the recognized leader in victim advocacy, education and credentialing. To learn more about NOVA, visit trynova.org.