Face to Face: Addressing the Needs of Victims of Crime

Although victims of certain crimes are entitled to restitution payments and other assistance programs, research suggests that such assistance is underutilized. And while laws in all states dictate that crime victims have a right to be notified about the status of the person who committed the crime, some states and other jurisdictions still have not established automated victim notification systems to ensure prompt and consistent updates. This infographic presents victimization data and shows what policymakers can do to help victims of crime.

August 2017 | The Council of State Governments Justice Center
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