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Volume I Number IV
Letter from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott
Dear Advocates:
The theme for this year's Crime Victim Rights Week is "Victim Rights: Every Victim. Every Time." It serves as a reminder to us all to advance the rights of victims and expand the services they need to rebuild their lives. It envisions a world in which all victims receive the support they need to recover ...
Children's Advocacy Centers
Just the other day someone asked me, as they often do, how and why I continue to work in the child abuse field. "It must be so depressing to hear all those awful stories about what happens...

Assisting Child Victims
All of us who work in the field of victim services are witness to the loss and trauma that young and old alike suffer when they or one of their family members is victimized....

Advice for Advocates
Working with victims of crime is inevitably a difficult task. Bearing witness to another person’s pain and loss and supporting them through the aftermath of a crime requires a special gift....

CVS Grants & Contracts News
The FY2008-2009 OAG-Crime Victim Services Division grant application kits and information have been posted. To help you with the application process please review the update...

OVC Online Resources
The US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has several online services available. You can also visit them via the link at the top of our Enewsletter...

CASA
I remember looking forward to the swearing-in ceremony as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. I had made it through the training and the mountains of information we were given. I can remember...

Jessica's Story
I had been working for MADD as a victim advocate for almost ten years when I received a call from Mark, the father of an infant girl injured in an alcohol-related crash. Ten years is a long time...

Crime Victims' Compensation and Children
The most seasoned advocates are still stunned when confronted with the victimization of a child. The staff of the Crime Victims' Compensation (CVC) Program also experiences difficulty when....

2007 Crime Victim Services Conference
Our 2007 Conference will be held November 13-15 in San Antonio, Texas at the Omni Colonnade Hotel. A special all day session for OAG grantees only will be held on Monday, September 12. Come...

Project Safe Childhood
Project Safe Childhood aims to combat the proliferation of technology-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes against children. This new U.S. Department of Justice Web site provides...


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If you have comments or questions, please contact us at crimevictims@texasattorneygeneral.gov.

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