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Letter from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott
The theme for this year's Crime Victim Rights Week is "Victim Rights: Every Victim. Every Time." It serves as a reminder to us all to advance the rights of victims and expand the services they need to rebuild their lives. It envisions a world in which all victims receive the support they need to recover ...
Children's Advocacy Centers
Just the other day someone asked me, as they often do, how and why
I continue to work in the child abuse field. "It must be so depressing
to hear all those awful stories about what happens...
Assisting Child Victims
All of us who work in the field of victim services are witness to the loss and trauma that young and old alike suffer when they or one of their family members is victimized....
Advice for Advocates
CVS Grants & Contracts News
Working with victims of crime is inevitably a difficult task. Bearing
witness to another person’s pain and loss and supporting
them through the aftermath of a crime requires a special gift....
The FY2008-2009 OAG-Crime Victim Services Division grant application
kits and information have been posted. To help you with the application
process please review the update...
OVC Online Resources
The US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has several
online services available. You can also visit them via the link at the top of our Enewsletter...
I remember looking forward to the swearing-in ceremony as a Court Appointed
Special Advocate. I had made it through the training and the mountains of information
we were given. I can remember...
I had been working for MADD as a victim advocate for almost ten years when
I received a call from Mark, the father of an infant girl injured in an alcohol-related
crash. Ten years is a long time...
Crime Victims' Compensation and Children
2007 Crime Victim Services Conference
The most seasoned advocates are still stunned when confronted with the victimization
of a child. The staff of the Crime Victims' Compensation (CVC) Program
also experiences difficulty when....
Our 2007 Conference will be held November 13-15 in San Antonio, Texas at the
Omni Colonnade Hotel. A special all day session for OAG grantees only will
be held on Monday, September 12. Come...
Project Safe Childhood
Project Safe Childhood aims to combat the proliferation of technology-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes against children. This
new U.S. Department of Justice Web site provides...
Keep in Touch
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