Discussion in 'Idaho' started by imamaze, Nov 2, 2008.
Links to advocates & Crime Victim Resources. Also Domestic and Family Violence Resources
Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance
Crime in Idaho Touches All
When one person hurts, we all-as a state-suffer. It is the job of the criminal justice system to protect, support, and serve our communities. Most citizens do not learn about the criminal justice system until they become victims of crime - the worst possible time to try to understand the complex roles and responsibilities of each of the "players" in the system.
The public has gained a better understanding of the impact of crime on victims. As a result of assertive advocacy, crime victims have gained many rights within our criminal justice system. As a crime victim, this pamphlet will help you to learn about your rights.
Rights for Crime Victims
In 1994, Idaho voters added Rights for Crime Victims to the Idaho Constitution. Idaho law also provides victims certain rights.
Idaho Victim Assistance Resources
Meeting the Needs of Idaho's crime victims
Idaho Crime Victims Compensaton Programs
The Idaho Crime Victims Compensation Program was established in 1986 to provide assistance to innocent victims of crime for financial losses associated with a crime when other resources are not available to cover those expenses.
The program believes that offenders should be held accountable for costs associated with their criminal activity, and actively pursues restitution for crime-related costs.
Office for Victims of Crime Idaho
Resources by state on violence against women
Below is a list of resources for women who have experienced abuse.
If you do not find your state in this list, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) for assistance in locating programs in your area. You can reach the NDVH at 800-799-SAFE (7233) or TDD 800-787-3224.
Organizations are listed by state. The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are also included. Click on any state name to jump to its organizations. Click any organization name for program and contact information.