Court Watching

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    Taxonomy Code: FP-2150

    Programs that send individuals to observe trial proceedings in cases where the decision will have far-reaching ramifications or when the judge has wide discretion regarding sentencing and there is a concern that his or her decision will be unacceptably lenient or harsh. The objectives of court watching are to demonstrate public interest in the case, influence the decision by threat of exposure and publicize the outcomes, if negative.

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    VICTIM SERVICESOffers support to victims and their families who have suffered serious physical, psychological and financial damages as a result of a crash. Offers victim support groups, victim hotline, advocates to accompany victim/family through legal system, assists with a Victim's Impact Statement before the offender is sentenced. Other services include: assisting lawmakers in formulating legislation, informing the public on DWI matters, monitoring police and judicial procedures in DWI cases, and providing speakers to educate the community.SuffolkVICTIM SERVICESMOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING, LONG ISLAND CHAPTER

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