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How to Help a Crime Victim

They say there are two certainties of life, neither one of which is particularly pleasant. We can add a third life event that should be labeled as an almost certainty. It is called becoming a victim of a crime. Being a crime victim can be a stressful period in our...

Common Reactions of Crime Victims

Crime victims experience a wide range of emotions that depend on the type of crime committed. For example, a victim of theft has a much different feeling than a violent crime victim. Both crime victims experience the feeling of vulnerability, but the violent crime...

Marsy’s Law Attorney in California

With legal protections written into the United States Constitution, as well as state laws, criminal defendants have for decades had more legal protections than the legal protections afforded to crime victims and the families of crime victims. In honor of a California...

Resources for Crime Victims

If you are a victim of a crime or know someone who is a crime victim, you probably are looking for support to mitigate the physical and emotional damage caused by the crime. This short guide presents several online resources that can help you learn more about how to...

What is a Crime Victim Advocate?

As a formally educated professional who provides helpful information and critical emotional support, a crime victim advocate ensures a victim of a crime receives the resources needed to recover from the aftermath of a negative life-altering event. The specific...

The Police Botched My Case. What Can I Do?

Learn about your rights as a victim. There are few things that make you feel more helpless than being a victim of a crime. Whether the crime was violent or non-violent, you may feel traumatized and violated. If you have reported the crime to the police, you may feel...