Victims and the Death Penalty
Vindication for victims and closure for victims' families are often held out as primary reasons for supporting the death penalty. However, many people in this community believe that another killing would not bring closure and that the death penalty is a disservice to victims.
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News and Developments - Current Year
News and Developments - Previous Years (Includes the Voices of Victims):
ORGANIZATIONS FOR VICTIMS' FAMILIES, WITH RESOURCES ON THE DEATH PENALTY:
Recruits, trains, prepares and mobilizes victims to get involved in jurisdictional campaigns.
Develops strategy with other state-focused death penalty abolition groups.
Testifies before legislatures and empowers other family members to testify.
Forms alliances with other victims' groups.
Works with policymakers, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement, media and victims advocates to support alternatives to the death penalty and increases awareness of the needs and voices of victims' family members.