Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Anne Seymour is an outspoken victims' advocate, co-founder and senior advisor to the Washington, D.C.-based non-profit Justice Solutions, and a senior advisor to the Pew Center for the States Public Safety Performance Project. In this presentation, Seymour explains why the juvenile justice system should seek to understand crime victims and identifies the common ground shared between the two groups.
There are many needs and concerns of victims of juvenile offenders that are unique to their experiences, and to the juvenile justice process. When juvenile justice practitioners partner with crime victims/survivors and those who serve them, there are countless benefits to victims, youthful offenders, their families and the community as a whole.