NationSwell: Forgotten Victims

Number 28476
Subject violence
Source CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
State
Year 2018
Publication Date March 2018
Summary An investigation by NationSwell looked at county data in six states — Arizona, New Jersey, Louisiana, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas — which showed that thousands of families are denied compensation each year because of the contributory conduct clause. Regulators involved in processing claims say they are just following federal law and that there needs to be top-down change in order for there to be significant progress on the best way to assist financially strapped families. But one victim services group, Every Murder Is Real, based in Philadelphia — i.e. the city with the highest number of compensation claims filed each year in Pennsylvania — is helping families navigate the system and fight for their right to fair treatment.
Category Philip Meyer Contest entry
Pages
Keywords violence, victim compensation, murder, contributory conduct, police, law enforcement, criminal justice system
Related Links https://nationswell.com/murder-victims-funeral-expenses-philadelphia/
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