The following are links to other organizations locally and nationally that share our vision or are sources of information, including victim support and resources for faith communities. Note: Each link below takes you off the DCODP site.
- Public Safety Officials On the Death Penalty
- Death Penalty Action
- Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights
- Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty
- National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
- Amnesty International
- ACLU of Delaware
- ACLU Capital Punishment Project
- League of Women Voters
- Delaware Center for Justice
- Pacem in Terris
- Death Penalty Focus
- Witness to Innocence
- Journey of Hope
- Campaign to End the Death Penalty
- Delaware Lawyer – A Survivor’s Journey
- National Registry of Exonerations
More than 2,000 falsely convicted people have been exonerated in America since 1989.
- Cornell Law School Delaware Death Penalty Study: Phase II Report
Phase II of the study finds a dramatic disparity of death sentencing rates by race in Delaware.
- Cornell Law School Delaware Death Penalty Study: Phase I Video
Cornell law professor John Blume discusses what has been learned from empirical studies of Delaware’s death penalty, and how these insights might apply to other regions.
- Cornell Law School Delaware Death Penalty Study: Phase I Report
This article reports the findings of the first phase of a three phase empirical study of the death penalty in Delaware.
- Death Penalty Information Center
- Struck by Lightning: The Continuing Arbitrariness of the Death Penalty Thirty-Five Years After Its Reinstatement in 1976
On June 22, 2011, the Death Penalty Information Center released this new report showing how race, geography, money and other factors continue to make the implementation of the death penalty arbitrary and unfair.
- Death Penalty Worldwide Database
Information regarding the application of the death penalty in law and in practice in every country that retains it.
- Delaware Victims’ Rights Task Force
- Victims Voices Heard – victim-offender mediation
- Delaware Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program
- National Office for Victims of Crime
- Directory of Crime Victim Services
- The National Center for Victims of Crime
- The National Organization for Victim Assistance
- Office on Violence Against Women
- Victim Law– a user-friendly database of victims’ rights laws
Crime Victim Rights
- The right to be treated with fairness, dignity, respect, and privacy
- The right to be reasonably protected from the accused (the right to protection)
- The right to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of any public court proceeding or any parole proceeding involving the crime, or of any release or escape of the accused (the right to notification and to be informed)
- The right not to be excluded from any such public court proceeding, unless the court, after receiving clear and convincing evidence, determines that testimony by the victim would be materially altered if the victim heard other testimony at that proceeding (the right to participate)
- The right to be reasonably heard at any public proceeding in the district court involving release, plea, sentencing, or any parole proceeding. This might also include the right to make a victim impact statement as provided in law (the right to be heard)
- The reasonable right to confer (discuss) with the attorney for the Government in the case
- The right to full and timely restitution as provided in law (the right to restitution).
- The right to proceedings free from unreasonable delay (the right to speedy trial)
- The right to crime victims’ compensation as provided in law (the right to compensation)
- The right to enforce these rights (the right to enforcement)Disclaimer: This information is provided as a general overview of crime victims’ rights, which vary in scope and strength across the state, tribal, and federal criminal justice systems. It is not intended to serve as legal advice or statutory interpretation for any given jurisdiction.
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