Thursday, July 22, 2010

Victim Impact Statements: The Victims Voice in the Criminal Justice Process

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas in collaboration with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Victim Services Division is pleased to offer a 3 ½ hour training targeting criminal justice professionals, victim assistance coordinators, judges, probation officers, district and county attorneys, crime victim advocates and law enforcement personnel.

Participants will be trained on the critical role Victim Impact Statements play at key stages of the criminal justice process before and after the disposition of an offender’s case, statutory responsibilities of the various criminal justice entities in regard to Victim Impact Statements, who has access to Victim Impact Statements during and after the judicial process, revisions to the Victim Impact Statement forms, statistical reporting requirements and best practice suggestions for developing Victim Impact Statement standards in local jurisdictions that will help to ensure victims’ voices are heard at all stages of the criminal justice process.

This FREE training has been approved for 3- hours of TCLEOSE credit and 3-hours of MCLE credit.

Training Date: October 26, 2010

Location: George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center-Texas Room
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas 77340

Training Schedule: Participants can register online at to attend a morning session from 8:30a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or an afternoon session from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.