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Free Workshop On Victims’ Rights To Be Held Saturday

khts_crime_genericA free workshop on victim’s rights is being held Saturday, sponsored by the groups Justice for Homicide Victims and Justice For Murdered Children.

The three-hour clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Headquarters,  4700 Ramona Boulevard in Monterey Park.

California voters passed the crime victims bill of rights act (Prop. 9 Marsy’s Law) in November 2008, giving victims of crime 17 Constitutional Rights. What does that mean to you? Come and find out answers to this question and many more.

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A crime victim is a person who suffers direct or threatened physical, psychological, or financial harm as a result of the commission or attempted commission of a crime or delinquent act.

The term victim also includes the person’s spouse, parents, children, sibling, or guardian, and includes a lawful representative of a crime victim who is decreased, a minor, or physically or psychologically incapacitated.

The term victim does not include a person in custody for an offense, the accused, or a person whom the court finds would not act in the best interest of a minor victim.

During the workshop, a panel of experts will be there to inform and answer questions, including:

  • Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Dave Dahle, who will address planning for the victim’s involvement in a parole hearing.
  • Kathy Cady from the LA County Deputy District Attorney Victim-Witness Assistance Program will talk about the procedures for applying for restitution.
  • Robin Pollack and Richard Stickney from the LA County Probation Department will talk about victims’ providing sentencing input to the Probation Department.
  • And Steve Ipsen, LA County Deputy District Attorney and the co-author of Marsy’s Law, will give an update on the law.

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Free Workshop On Victims’ Rights To Be Held Saturday

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