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July 9 Workshop: Know Your Rights as a Victim of Crime

July 9 Workshop: Know Your Rights as a Victim of Crime

The Pasadena Police Department will host a crime victims clinic Saturday, July 9, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the assembly room on the second floor of the department headquarters, 207 N. Garfield Ave.

California voters passed the Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights Act (Marsy’s Law) in 2008 giving victims of crimes and their families 17 constitutional rights. The clinic on July 9 will feature panel discussions and information on what those rights are, the impact of Marsy’s Law and how it is implemented.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich and Marsy’s mother Marcella Nicholas Leach will provide special remarks. Workshop participants will include Pasadena Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez and Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Darrell Mavis. Representatives from Justice for Homicide Victims, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Los Angeles Superior Court Bailiff’s Office, Victim-Witness Assistance Programs, Peace Over Violence and Crime Stoppers will participate as well.

A crime victim is someone who has suffered direct or threatened physical, psychological or financial harm as a result of the commission or attempted commission of a crime or delinquent act. The term “crime victim” also includes the person's spouse, parents, children, siblings or guardian and includes a lawful representative of a crime victim who is deceased, a minor, physically or psychologically incapacitated.

For more information about the clinic or to RSVP, please contact jhvinfo@gmail.com. This event is free to the public. Seating is limited, so please RSVP no later than July 6. Free parking will be available in the structure at 240 Ramona Street (between Garfield and Marengo avenues).

The clinic is sponsored by Justice for Homicide Victims/Justice for Murdered Children. For more information about the organization visit to www.justiceforhomicidevictims.com.  

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Ann Erdman
Public Information Officer
City of Pasadena
Public Affairs Office
100 N. Garfield Ave., Room S228
Pasadena CA 91109
(626) 744-4755
Cell: (626) 375-2742
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Posted: 6/29/2011 07:10:00 PM
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