Office for Victims of Crime
State-level Replication Guide
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Implementation Stage

Recognition of Legislative Limitations

Recognizing the importance of holding offenders accountable, BPI members identified gaps in the state's statutes concerning victims with disabilities. BPI seeks to create new laws; strengthen existing policies, regulations, and statutes; and support legislative changes that will enhance penalties for those who commit crimes against persons with disabilities and that will affect other issues related to the initiative's efforts.