This historical overview outlines the progress of the crime victims’ rights movement from 1965 to the present, including—
- the creation and growth of local, state, and national victim service organizations;
- the passage of key federal and state legislation;
- notable court decisions;
- groundbreaking reports and studies; and
- advances in victim assistance approaches.
Use this section to inform your speeches, op-ed columns, media interviews, and other education efforts.