A Request for
Public Hearing: Offender Sentencing and its Impact on Victims of Crime
Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA)
Victim and Witness Assistance Board
Tuesday, May 23rd from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saltonstall Building – 100 Cambridge Street, Boston
The Massachusetts Legislature is preparing to debate several legislative proposals to change sentencing and offender supervision practices. The Victim and Witness Assistance Board (Board) and MOVA want to learn from your experience to help inform these important discussions. We will hold a public hearing for survivors to share the impact(s) of the following: Sentencing; Incarceration; Probation; Parole supervision; and Restitution.
Please share your experiences following the conclusion of your criminal case and the impact on you, your family, and community. Some questions to consider
The Board also welcomes testimony from direct victim service providers, including victim witness advocates and community-based providers, on the impact these issues have on crime victims and the services offered by providers.
In-person testimony will be limited to 3 minutes and will be recorded. To register, please email MOVA@state.ma.us. PLEASE NOTE: Valid photo identification will be needed to enter the Saltonstall Building.
Please email submissions to MOVA@state.ma.us with the subject line “MOVA Public Hearing” by May 24th.
Please direct any questions or requests for accommodations to Christopher Klaskin, MOVA’s Director of Public Affairs, at (617) 586-1354 or Christopher.Klaskin@state.ma.us.
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