Victims and Crime Evaluation

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Victims and Crime Evaluation Victims and Crime Evaluation The role of the prosecutor A prosecutor is a law enforcement official who is the chief legal representative in the court systems in countries with either the common law adversarial system, or the civil law inquisitorial system. The prosecutor is responsible for representing the state, in presenting the case in a criminal trial against an individual accused of breaking the law. Prosecutors are typically lawyers who possess a law degree, and are recognized as legal professionals by the court in which they intend to represent the state. They usually only become involved in a criminal case once a suspect has been identified and charges need to be filed. They are typically…show more content…
Thoughts like "I feel heartbroken," "The pain of my hurt is more than I can bear," "It will take a long time for me to heal from this wound," "What did I do to deserve this?" Victim’s rights In the state of California we have what is known as the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC). This was established in 2003 as the first nonprofit law center in the nation solely dedicated to serving the needs of rape and sexual assault victims. Through direct legal services, our staff and pro bono attorneys help restore victims' lives after an attack, ensuring that they may stay in school; protecting their privileged and confidential mental health, medical and education records; preserving their employment; maintaining safe housing; securing or maintaining their immigration status; and swiftly accessing victim compensation and other benefits. Domestic violence victims are assisted by a victim advocacy representative; they help with housing, shelters, counseling and other financial obligations that may occur due to the traumatic events that follow being a domestic violence victim. Personally I feel that the system we have set up for victims are fine the way they are. There is a lot of money set aside either paid by the state or paid by the defendant with the restitution fees. There are a lot of resources there for victim’s, whatever a victim needs help with, the state is able to assist.
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