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NYC DOC Announces Crime Victims Bill of Rights for Staff
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The New York City Department of Correction (DOC) released a groundbreaking bill of rights for its staff who have been victimized by crime. The Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights for the NYC Department of Correction Workforce was announced Monday, April 23, at a candlelight vigil on Rikers Island during the department’s annual recognition of National Crime Victims Rights Week. It is believed to be the first crime victim’s bill of rights anywhere that focuses on corrections. The new bill of rights recognizes that many DOC staff face the complex challenge of carrying out their duty—the care, custody and control of people incarcerated for criminal acts—even as they struggle with their own experience of having been victimized by crime when the perpetrator of the crime could well be in the department’s custody.

For the full story: NYC DOC Groundbreaking Crime Victims Bill of Rights for Staff and visit NYC DOC Celebrates Crime Victims Rights Week.

 




Posted Thu, Apr 26 2012 9:00 AM by Anonymous

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