Texas Honors National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 22-28

Every April in communities across the U.S., crime victims, victim 
advocates, criminal justice professionals and the general public 
commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. For 30 years Texas 
has been a leader in the victims’ rights movement. Next week, communities across the state will be observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with vigils and other types of events.

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Texas House Bill 819 to Receive Hearing

On Tuesday, March 29, 2011 the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee will hold a public hearing on House Bill (HB) 819, which calls for the repeal of the death penalty in Texas. The hearing will take place at the State Capitol in the John H. Reagan Building (JHR) 120 and is likely to convene at 1:00 PM. TCADP has arranged for an exceptional line-up of witnesses to testify in support of the bill.

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Victim’s Family Support Sought by DA Candidates in San Antonio

This past March, when a sentence of Life Without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP) was given to the killer of Viola Barrios, one chapter of the tragedy for the Barrios family ended.  Sadly, the Barrios family finds themselves in the news again as candidates for Bexar County District Attorney vie for their support in the […]

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