Eye on New Mexico: Crime victim advocacy
August 27, 2017 02:07 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Last week the state graduated its first class of advocates assigned to help crime victims as they navigate the justice system.
How important is it that there is a group dedicated to those victims? Consider this: There are currently 25,000 cases going through district and metropolitan courts.
For this week’s Eye on New Mexico, KOB’s Colton Shone spoke to District Attorney Raúl Torrez about the importance of having victim advocates in Bernalillo County, and the kind of support system they can provide.
“The people that deserve the most amount of attention, the people that we need to make sure their voices are always heard are the victims,” Torrez said.
Watch the above video for more.
Updated: August 27, 2017 02:07 PM
Created: August 27, 2017 01:47 PM
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