Criminal Justice

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ABA Policy

2007
Urging bar associations and law schools to develop programs that assist victims of DV with pardon, restoration of rights, clemency, parole, etc.
2004
Urging Congress to enact legislation addressing the large number of adults and juveniles with mental I llness or disorders who come into contact with the criminal justice system, with specified recommendations.
2000
Urging the funding and reauthorization of the Family Unity Demonstration Project of the Violent Crime Control & Law Enforcement Act of 1994.
1997
Supporting protection of victims' rights and adopting further measures to protect those rights.
1996
Supporting initiatives that seek to promote and preserve health relationships between children and their parents in correctional custody.
1996
Encouraging states to ensure that counseling, treatment, advocacy, and other assistance are made available to child victims, and to require that perpetrators to undergo counseling and other treatment.
1995
Opposing FRE 413, 414, and 415 as enacted by the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act.
1994
Encouraging the incorporation of publicly or privately operated victim-offender mediation programs.
1985
Approving the "Guidelines For Fair Treatment of Child Witnesses in Cases Where Child Abuse is Alleged"
1983
Approving a defense of non-responsibility for crime as a result of mental disease or defect; charging the prosecution with the burden of disproving the defendant's claim beyond a reasonable doubt; and charging the defense with proving the defect by a preponderance of the evidence.
1983
Approving a defense of non-responsibility for crime as a result of mental disease or defect; charging the prosecution with the burden of disproving the defendant's claim beyond a reasonable doubt; and charging the defense with proving the defect by a preponderance of the evidence.
1978
Recommendations for implementation of the policy adopted in February, 1978, supporting efforts to combat family violence.

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