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Victim Impact Statement Assistance with Donna R. Gore

  One of the remaining avenues for crime victims to have a voice within the courts is through victim impact statements. Victim impact statements are usually read after trial as a way to get into the record the impact of the crime on the victims along with their friends and families. Donna R. Gore , “LadyJustice,” has first hand experience with the reality of preparing a victim impact statement when her father was murdered and the killer was convicted. She writes on her site: In 1987, Ladyjustice’s victim impact statement would not have won the Pulitzer Prize for journalism….But, it was from the heart.  Looking back now, LJ could have crafted something different…if the emotions hadn’t gotten in the way.  And that is the point.  Having emotions interjected into the narrative and/or verbal presentation is a double-edged sword…  On the one hand, the judge, the attorneys, the defendant and the families need to hear the emotion to understand and to validate the tremendously negative changes in their quality of life and the realities of the situation …

Document the Abuse, Susan Murphy Milano, Neil Schori, Sandra L. Brown

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Change Is Here, Action!

When you always do what you’ve always done, you always get the same results. Time’s up for doing things as they have been done. Time’s up for statistics to be gathered and reports to be written all the while lives are lost and children are forever changed.  Time’s up for those hired to do a job for the victims who look at it as only a job, victims of abuse need and deserve more, they need your passion! The faith based community in our country should always be looked upon as a safe haven, a place where bodies and souls can come to feel the protection of the Creator, a place where pastors have the ability to advise prudently based on the situation presented to them.  Unfortunately, this is not the case in the majority of our churches. After care of abuse victims is another area lacking in resources. Many involved in the issue of intimate partner violence don’t fully understand the nuances of the perpetrators and the inevitable harm they create. Treatment providers need …

Susan Murphy Milano, Holly Hughes and Chet Hosmer Host Panel at Techno-Forensic Conference

Intimate Partner Violence a Growing Epidemic – How Technology Can Aid Law Enforcement and Prosecutors in SavingLives of Victims This panel will discuss the global epidemic of intimate partner violence. It will highlight and discuss the importanceof solving technical and legal issues that impead prosecution, how it complicates the protection of victims, and offer solutions. The audience will hear from a panel of experts that include law enforcement professionals, legal representatives, technologists and advocates. This annual event brings together key stakeholders from industry, academia and government in an effort to strengthen this important technology, research, and communication bridge. Chet Hosmer  Chet Hosmer  is the Chief Scientist and co-founder of WetStone, now a division of Allen Corporation.  Chet has over 30 years of experience researching and developing high technology solutions.  Since 1992, Chet has focused his research in Cyber Security and has served as the Principal Investigator on over 40 cyber security, digital forensic and information assurance research programs funded by AFRL, ARL, OSD, DARPA and NIJ.  Chet received his BS Degree in Computer Science from Syracuse University, serves on …