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2022 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Resource Guide

Landmarks in Victims’ Rights and Services

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.

Landmarks in Victims’ Rights and Services