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Crime Victim and Witness Advisory Council

Active dates:1985-2004
Function: Develop guidelines for implementation and development of crime victim and witness programs in Minnesota and perform other advisory functions; reviews treatment of victims by the criminal justice system.
History: Public members added in 1986.

2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 125 Art. 1 Sec. 87 indicates that the Office of Justice Programs of the Department of Public Safety has replaced the Crime Victim and Witness Advisory Council for developing model notices of the rights of crime victims.
Membership: 16 members (2 legislators, 1 district court judge, 1 county attorney, 1 public defender, 1 peace officer, 1 medical or osteopathic physician, 5 crime victims or crime victim assistance representatives, 3 public members, and a member appointed by the Minnesota General Crime Victims Coalition); appointed by commissioner of public safety in consultation with commissioner of corrections; 4-year terms; no compensation. (1991); 12 members in 1986; expanded by one member to 16 in 1993

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1987-1992.
Record last updated: 03/07/2014

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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