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Improving Financial Justice for Victims of Crime

Show simple item record Sawa, Amanda Allen, Joseph 2019-01-03T23:04:28Z 2019-01-03T23:04:28Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation Sawa, Amanda; Allen, Joseph. (2018). Improving Financial Justice for Victims of Crime. VOCA-SAC Partnerships: Hawai'i, from Center for Victim Research, 43 pgs. en_US
dc.description.abstract This project investigates restitution assessment and enforcement in cases where the Commission awarded compensation to crime victims and requested restitution from offenders in return. The data collected for this project comes from two cohorts of compensation cases -- claims that were closed in 2010 and 2014 -- which allows for a comparison of various metrics over time. For this study, data collected and analyzed from compensation cases eligible for restitution focus on better understanding victims’ experiences along the continuum of: (1) harms suffered, to (2) legal judgments/orders, and finally to (3) the restitution payments received. Within each of these stages of the process, the nature and extent of several indicators of completion are investigated. Moreover, the progression of victims’ cases between these stages are analyzed. This allows for an assessment of successful outcomes, (i.e. was restitution ordered and paid pursuant to state law and/or court order), but also provides important information on where the flow of cases break down, thus providing stakeholders with information on where to concentrate efforts for future restitution cases. Finally, this project builds on past research efforts that only included inmates or parolees, as it also includes data about offenders on probation who were ordered to reimburse the Commission through restitution. This will be an extension of past findings, especially in terms of restitution assessment and payment/collection. It will also provide an opportunity to examine restitution management system-wide, including collections by the Judiciary and the Department of Public Safety/Hawai‘i Paroling Authority. [CVRL Note: this report is a collaboration between the State of Hawai'i Crime Victim Compensation Commission and Chaminade University (CUH). The partnership is part of the 2017-2018 cohort of the Center for Victim Research's funded collaborations between state Victims of Crime Act offices and Statistical Analysis Centers (VOCA-SAC). Each report includes a final segment discussing the research partnership, the future of the partnership, and how the results will inform stakeholders and practice.] (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Center for Victim Research (CVR) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries VOCA-SAC Partnership;Hawai'i
dc.subject Data Analysis en_US
dc.subject Administrative Data en_US
dc.subject Compensation en_US
dc.subject Restitution en_US
dc.subject Victim Needs en_US
dc.subject Compensable Crimes en_US
dc.subject Financial Burden en_US
dc.subject Financial Consequences en_US
dc.subject Financial Impact en_US
dc.subject Economic Burden en_US
dc.subject Costs of Crime en_US
dc.subject Cost of Victimization en_US
dc.subject Violent Victimization en_US
dc.subject Property Crime en_US
dc.subject Repayment en_US
dc.subject Underserved Populations en_US
dc.subject Court-ordered en_US
dc.subject Victim Assistance en_US
dc.subject Financial Assistance en_US
dc.subject Harms en_US
dc.subject Court Orders en_US
dc.subject Case Management en_US
dc.subject Probation en_US
dc.subject Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships en_US
dc.subject Research into Practice en_US
dc.subject Interagency Collaboration en_US
dc.subject Collaboration en_US
dc.subject Compensation Awards en_US
dc.subject Compensation Claims en_US
dc.subject Compensable Expenses en_US
dc.subject Conviction
dc.subject Sentence
dc.subject Statistical Analysis Center
dc.subject State Administrator
dc.title Improving Financial Justice for Victims of Crime en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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