August 10, 2020


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Arguing for a Victims’ Right to be Present 


Sample Motion to be Present


Right to be Present Checklist



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This project was supported by Grant No. 2012-TA-AX-K030 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.