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Stanford law student receives award for helping crime victims

Original post made on Apr 16, 2014

Stanford University law student Natasha Haney entered law school in part out of a desire to seek justice for crime victims. But Haney isn't waiting to graduate. In her second year, she is already assisting the families of murder victims.

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Posted by longtime EPA resident
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 16, 2014 at 10:32 am

For too long the victims of crimes and their families have had to struggle with going on without their loved ones and are often devastated for the rest of their lives yet the criminals (who are often found guilty) are often given free legal representation, free meals, clothing and "housing" during their incarceration and when found guilty we end up "supporting" them for the rest of their lives - even if on death row it might take many many years until they are finally put to death.

Thank you so much for these programs - very much needed!!

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Posted by Denise
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Apr 17, 2014 at 5:24 am

Web Link

I believe the fund can award victims more than $5000. Please see the link directing to the law, above. Can you verify the correct #?
Thank you

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Posted by Natasha Haney
a resident of Stanford
on Apr 21, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Hi Denise-thank you for commenting on the article. Yes, victims can receive more than $5,000 total, but $5,000 is the maximum award for funeral/burial expenses. (It used to be $7,500 but was recently lowered by the state Victim Compensation Board.)

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