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You graduated from the AIU Criminal Justice Bachelor Program only 1 year ago, and you are now the victim rights advocate for your county prosecutor’s office. When you entered the criminal justice program, your goal was a career where you can help victims of crimes to navigate the criminal justice system. Your duties include everything from comforting a victim of a sexual assault to helping the families of murder victims. You already have had opportunities to help crime victims and it makes you feel proud of what you do. You are so proud, that it is all you speak about to your families and friends. When Grace, the chief attorney, asks you to do something, you try to do your absolute best. The following assignment is no different.

Grace, the chief attorney (CA), asks you to draft a PowerPoint presentation that she will use in her presentation to the county commission. Her goal is to keep the victim witness assistant positions that currently exist and to increase the number of these positions in the future. She knows that providing victim advocacy is a relatively new concept to the criminal justice system and that the commissioners are not familiar with the concept that the criminal justice system should take a more active role with victims.

The PowerPoint presentation should be between 10 and 15 slides, with speaker notes. Make sure to include:

A definition and history of victimology

Protection from Lawsuits by not having a victim witness assistant position(s)

  • Types of victim services and organizations that can provide services (rape crisis centers, shelters, department of social services, department of children and families, non-government organizations).
  • Mandatory Reporting Requirements for victim advocates
  • Examples of services provided by a victim rights advocate
  • Benefit to the Community
  • Research Sources and Examples:
  • History of VAWA | Legal Momentum
    In recognition of the severity of the crimes associated with domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act of …

117th Congress (2021-2022): Violence Against Women Act …
Text for H.R.1620 – 117th Congress (2021-2022): Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2021.

Georgia Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights
2018 Budget Document
Victim Assistance Specialist Positions