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We Are Victims!

Barbara M. Hammond
Barbara M. Hammond

"We Are Victims!" investigates the rights and support for victims left behind following a homicide. Of the over 250,000 victims since 2000 as many as 80% may not receive support or know that it exists. Often those in first contact with victims (emergency personnel, funeral directors, and police) don’t know either.

"We Are Victims!" profiles victim experiences coping with their loss, their need for support, and how support was obtained. Several victim support groups identify their services and contact information. Police and prosecutors discuss their training and procedures, offering advice to victims on how best to work with them.

"We Are Victims!" is a resource tool for victims and those who want to help victims.