Public Hearing on Promising Practices in Crime Victim/Survivor Services in Probation and Parole
Wednesday, August 18 • 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
In the posting-sentencing phases of their cases, crime victims and survivors have significant needs and concerns related to their constitutional and statutory rights, as well as the status of their offenders who are under community supervision. Since its inception, APPA has been committed to engaging crime victims and their advocated in developing promising practices in community corrections, and identifying and addressing their most salient needs.
With support from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, APPA is sponsoring a Public Hearing to seek input about the most important needs of crime victims and survivors throughout the probation and parole processes, and how community corrections officials and agancies can bests meet such needs. The three important goals of this Public Hearing are to:
- Seek input from crime victims and survivors, and those who serve them, about their most significant needs when their offenders are released to probation or parole supervision.
- Identify key victims' rights - including information, notification, participation, safety/protection and restitution, among others - that are relevant to community corrections.
- Obtain input about how APPa and its member agencies can collaborate with crime victims and survivors, victim assistance agencies, and allied professionals to best identify and meet the needs of victims throughout the community corrections processes.
Anne Seymour,Victim Advocate, Justice Solutions, (DC)