I Was the Victim of a Crime. Then the System Left Me to Fend for Myself.
After a carjacking, I had to navigate a chaotic patchwork of resources in search of support. To heal, I would take recovery into my own hands.
To Help Crime Victims, Stop the Cycle of Trauma
Our legal system focuses on punishing those who cause harm without considering what victims need, a former prosecutor writes.
As Political Ads Fearmonger on Crime, Victims Want Alternatives
Instead of co-opting victims’ voices, political candidates and elected officials should center them.
Why Crime Victims Joined the Fight for Parole Justice in New York
Survivors’ needs and opinions vary—and many have not found justice when they turn to the criminal legal system.
Why the Attorney General’s Concern About Crime Victims and Their Families Rings Hollow
William Barr says the government owes it to the victims and their families to resume federal executions. In doing so, he’s ignoring important facts about the death penalty—and the actual wishes of victims’ families.
The Appeal Podcast: Imagining A Post-Incarceration World
With Danielle Sered of Common Justice
Pennsylvania’s Crime Victim Definition Leaves Out Communities Most Affected By Crime
The state’s narrow interpretation gives too much weight to voices that support a punitive criminal legal system, advocates say.