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Parole Related Crime Victim Services

Programs that provide opportunities for crime victims who have filed a written request and/or immediate family members to have input into proceedings where decisions regarding an offender's suitability for parole will be made. Services may include the ability to submit in-person, written, video or audio taped impact statements to the hearing panel; the opportunity to attend parole hearings personally or via videoconferencing and provide information to the paroling authority at the time the offender is being considered for parole; and the right to restitution as a condition of parole.

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Victim/Offender Mediation Programs

Programs that provide opportunities for crime victims to meet with offenders in a safe, structured setting, discuss the circumstances and impact of the crime and participate in the formulation of a restitution plan which may be monetary, consist of work for the victim, entail community service, or involve other forms of compensation for harm that was caused. With the assistance of a facilitator, victims have an opportunity to ask questions and describe how the crime has affected them and/or their families. The focus of victim/offender conferencing is on victim healing, offender accountability and restoration of losses.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.


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