Voices Heard: Advocating for Victims’ Rights in the Courtroom

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Thu, May 23rd, 2024 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM ET
Thu, May 23rd, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM CT
Thu, May 23rd, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM MT
Thu, May 23rd, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM PT
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Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) provides victim services to those impacted by impaired and reckless driving crashes. By ensuring that victims are treated with dignity, respect, and compassion, we create an environment that fosters healing and empowers them to reclaim their lives. This presentation will start with a case study of a violation of crime victims’ rights, then look at the unique needs of assisting surviving family members and assisting those who have been severely injured in impaired driving crashes, and conclude with meaningful steps on how to engage with victims and ensure that victims’ rights are upheld throughout the criminal case.

 

Webinar Takeaways

  • Provide education to judges, attorneys, police officers, detectives/investigators, and court personnel regarding the Case Study on Victims’ Rights Violations and the Common Occurrences in the Judicial System.
  • Staying informed on Marsy’s Law updates for victims
  • Communication with the victim to acknowledge their rights are being affirmed/upheld
  • Discussing the additional trauma to victims from not being given the opportunity to uphold their rights
  • Discussing Victims’ Rights and how to uphold victims’ rights (even if you’re not a Victim Advocate)
  • Identify common frustrations/barriers for victims of crime and how to avoid victims’ rights violations
  • Discuss the victim’s perspective and common concerns victims raise throughout the criminal court process
  • Lastly, these processes can be applied to other jurisdictions across the country, as Marsy’s law has been enacted in 12 states across the United States. Still, Victim Rights are essential to ensuring justice through the criminal court system

 

Click here to view and register for other upcoming Victim Advocate/Assistance webinars and recordings on the JCH Platform.

 

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