All posts tagged: Victims Rights

Shattered Lives Radio, Donna R. Gore, LadyJustice

Shattered Lives: Victim Assistance Program

Shattered Lives Radio and host, Donna R. Gore, are proud to present yet another valuable resource and information for listeners. An in-depth look at victim services will be the topic of the show, relating the expansion of services for victims of crime and violence. As Executive Director of Victim Assistance Program, Leanne Graham sees herself as a leader of the “second generation mass,” carrying the tradition of those who pioneered the victims’ rights movement in the 1970’s. Coming from a family with backgrounds in various areas of the criminal justice system, Graham has been exposed to its diversity, as well as it’s needs. When she moved to the Akron, Ohio area in 2002, her first job was at the Victim Assistance Program. To expand her skills, she began working with victims through her employment with the Battered Women’s Shelter and Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina Counties. Victim Assistance Program, established in 1972, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is “to empower the community to restore lives impacted by crisis, violence and tragedy. They assist over 6,000 Summit …

Nancy O'Malley, District Attorney Alameda County

Shattered Lives: Nancy O’Malley, District Attorney, A Champion for Rights

Listen to Shattered Lives Radio As the District Attorney for Alameda County, California, Nancy O’Malley gives much more than lip service to the issues facing citizens across the country. Working within the system in California she has diligently worked on several fronts to enhance the rights of victims of crime. Although many legislative actions have made changes in favor of offenders, O’Malley is the nationally recognized expert for advancing rights of crime victims in her state, and recently wrote two statutes, worked on a third, that are now laws in California. Each of them articulate the dignity, and respect victims of crime are to be given in the criminal justice system. O’Malley will talk about Orders of Restitution in the state of California and how the legislature and the courts have laid out how these orders are to be handed down in all cases which warrant. It goes so far as to state that any “sentence that fails to include or intentionally omits a restitution award is an invalid sentence.” A landmark for the compensation to victims who …

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Shattered Lives: Advocate Extraordinaire, Anne Seymour

LISTEN LIVE! If ever there were one woman who took on advocacy as a champion, it’s Anne Seymour. Shattered Lives is proud and honored to have her as a guest to share her vast knowledge of victim advocacy. When crime or mass crisis happens, victims are unwillingly thrust into the limelight, adding yet more stress to their most wounded experiences, becoming victimized again. What resources are available to protect and shield victims from approaching media who are often inappropriate? How can the public change it’s appetite for instant access? Anne Seymour will speak to the listeners about her perspective on crisis response in Edmund, Oklahoma and Columbine, and how these mass tragedies are continuing to occur. What can we do about it? Anne Seymour will give fact based solutions. She will discuss how media is helping or hurting when crises happen and how social media has changed the landscape of where and how we get our facts, along with mis-information. An important video to watch for background: Everything about Anne Seymour! Anne Seymour has 30 …

NOVA, Michelle S Cruz, Advisory Board

Attorney Michelle S. Cruz Appointed to New Position with NOVA

Championing Dignity and Compassion for those harmed by Crime and Crisis The above mission statement of National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) is something that is within the fabric of Attorney Michelle S. Cruz. Her 20 year career has been victim oriented and diverse, most recently establishing her private law practice since leaving her office of State Victim Advocate in Connecticut. It’s with great honor that Michelle Cruz has accepted the request from NOVA to participate as an Advisory Board Member/Trainer in NOVA’s first National Victim Assistance Distance Learning Training Academy.   “This exciting training program will meet all of the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP) guidelines for core victim advocacy training.   Advocates in attendance will have the unique opportunity to receive 40 hours of specialized training from nationally-recognized, seasoned Victim Advocates in live, virtual classrooms with other new Victim Advocates.”   Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States as the recognized leader in this noble cause. NOVA is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Michelle S. …

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Shattered Lives: Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins, Rights of Victims of Juvenile Killers

SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice” Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives. Real people, real tragedy, real help. Saturdays at 5pm ET Listen LIVE:  CLICK HERE Every day on American soil we hear about another tragedy related to guns. Although our Constitution’s Second Amendment protects the right to bear arms, it has been hotly debated and challenged since it’s inception in 1791. Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins‘ views on gun control were born out of her own personal family tragedy, losing her sister, brother-in-law, and their unborn child to a 16-year-old “thrill killer.” Living every day with the memory of her loss, and continually fighting to keep the killer behind bars, Jenkins has been a vocal activist on her sister’s behalf. She brings to the table the issue of the mostly ignored rights of the victims when advocating within the juvenile justice system to keep this “serial killer in the making” behind bars.  Arguing against early release of underage killers who have been tried and sentenced as adults, Jenkins …