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.
Watch the video of Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon's visit with men and women incarcerated in Wyoming who are producing cloth utility masks to help protect themselves, supervising corrections officers, and other government workers.Read More
State and local justice systems faced unprecedented challenges in 2020. We look back at our year of creating successes in the midst of hardship and building consensus despite conflict.Read More