Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush,
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.--Unknown
National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) review of the Guidelines for Fair Treatment of Crime Victims and Witnesses (Fair Treatment Guidelines) to compare with the legal landscape for victims to assess whether the Fair Treatment Guidelines should stand as a guide for the treatment of victims.
Violence Against Women with Mental Illness Issue Brief
Reviews literature on mental illness and victimization; provides information on relevant mental health or victim service programs and resources; and recommends research, methods of developing policy and programs, and types of training and education to improve services for this population. Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice.
A Guide to the Role of Crime Victims in Mental Health Courts -- Nontraditional operations of mental health courts contribute to limited victims’ rights policies and recommends solutions for improving them. The guide includes examples of how mental health and other specialty courts have successfully addressed this challenge. Council of State Governments Justice Center
Responding to People who have been Victimized by Individuals with Mental Illnesses--Outlines steps policymakers, advocates, mental health professionals and others take to understand and protect the rights and safety of victims of crimes committed by individuals found "not guilty by reason of insanity" or otherwise court-ordered to receive treatment in a mental health facility. The publication was supported by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice