NAAG Endorses Edith’s Bill

Throughout the country, attorneys general are fighting senior fraud and abuse. In 2019, several state attorneys general partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal partners to conduct the largest-ever nationwide elder fraud sweep against perpetrators who had repeatedly targeted seniors, resulting in losses of over $750 million.

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Attorneys General Urge Congress to Adopt Key Changes to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)

As state Attorneys General, we are often the administrators of grant funding, through our state compensation programs or otherwise, financed directly from the Fund. In order to ensure the predictability and sustainability of these critical funds, change must be enacted to support our states’ ability to effectively serve victims and survivors of crime for years to come.

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U.S. House Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2017

The bill combines components of bills formerly introduced as the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act and the Justice for Child Victims Act. It establishes guidelines for restitution and seeks to ensure that victims receive timely and meaningful restitution.

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NAAG to Congress: Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

As the legislative history of VAWA has shown, members from both sides of the aisle have come together to strengthen existing protections and fill gaps in the law. We, therefore, urge you to work together as leaders of your respective caucuses and committees to act before VAWA expires and pass a VAWA reauthorization bill that continues to ensure our nation’s most vulnerable victims are not left behind.

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AGs to Congress: Help Protect Employees from Sexual Harassment

Access to the judicial system, whether federal or state, is a fundamental right of all Americans. That right should extend fully to persons who have been subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace. Yet, many employers require their employees, as a condition of employment, to sign arbitration agreements mandating that sexual harassment claims be resolved through arbitration instead of judicial proceedings.

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56 Attorneys General Urge Congress to Adopt Key Changes to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a bipartisan letter today signed by 56 state and territory attorneys general urging Congress to adopt key changes to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) that provide critical financial support to victims of violent crimes and their families. Specifically, America’s Attorneys General want Congress to…

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State AGs Urge Swift Passage of Child Pornography Victim Bill

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to quickly pass a federal bill known as the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2017 (S.2152). It establishes guidelines for restitution and seeks to ensure that victims receive timely and meaningful restitution. The…

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AGs to Congress: Help Employees with Sexual Harassment Claims in the Workplace Access the Courts

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is urging Congress to help sexual harassment victims in the workplace by passing federal legislation that would eliminate mandatory arbitration agreements imposed by employers when sexual harassment claims are made. This legislative action would ensure a victim’s right to access federal or state courts to pursue…

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An Alternative to Prosecution: Victim Offender Mediation

The Korean Mediation Model for handling non-violent criminal matters is being used as an example of how countries around the world can expedite cases and reduce the burden on the judicial system.

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Attorneys General Ask for Simple Amendment to Federal Law to Fight Sex Trafficking

Washington, D.C.—The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter today to congressional leaders urging them to amend the Communications Decency Act (CDA) of 1996 and affirm that all law enforcement agencies retain their traditional authority to fight sex trafficking. A bipartisan coalition of 50 state and territorial attorneys general signed the letter, which…

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