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Black victims of violent crime disproportionately denied aid in many states | Associated Press

Our Managing Director, E, contributed to this powerful piece about the racial bias in victim compensation in America. When we fail to serve victims, we fail to prevent retaliation and to break cycles of violence.

"We have this long history in victims services in this country of fixating on whether people are bad or good,” said Elizabeth Ruebman, an expert with a national network of victims-compensation advocates and a former adviser to New Jersey’s attorney general on the state’s program. "As a result, Black and brown applicants tend to face more scrutiny because of implicit biases," Ruebman said.


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