Monday, December 11, 2006
Politicians often run on platforms of protecting victims and getting tough with criminals. But the interests of the state don’t always coincide with those of crime victims. And the ability of society to compensate victims of crime is limited.
, author of
Held Hostage: The true story of a mother and daughter’s kidnapping
. She is also founder of the violent trauma awareness project.
- Cynthia Charlebois , director of the victim assistance program with the San Diego County District Attorney’s office.