Court Transcript : Michael DeSario

State Victim Advocate: Too Many Plea Deals

Justice for All Act of 2004
(725 ILCS 120/) Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act
(725 ILCS 240/)Violent Crime Victims Assistance Act
Wis. bill would let crime victims sue officials - by Todd Richmond | Associated Press
Ban commends Colombia for law on reparation for victims of rights abuse | UN News Centre
VAWA Amicus Brief
When Crime Pays "Obama raises crime victim cap to 1.07 billion " - The Crime Report

Meg Garvin, Professor at Lewis and Clark Law School -- June 13th, 2011

"After a lot of litigating and educating, courts are finally recognizing that victims' rights make victims legal participants in the system, participants who can independently speak in court to ask for their rights and independently seek remedies if someone violates their rights," said Meg Garvin, the institute's executive director and a clinical law professor at Lewis and Clark Law School"

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IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan -- April 15, 2004

"As Attorneys General from diverse regions and populations in our nation, we continue to see a common denominator in the treatment of crime victims throughout the country. Despite the best intentions of our laws, too often are crime victims still denied basic rights to fair treatment and due process that should be the birthright of every citizen who seeks justice through our courts."

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan : April 9, 2009

"Again, we have heard from state government agencies that since there are no penalties in FOIA there is absolutely no fear of refusing to adhere to the law."

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