Connecticut Laws - Title 46a Human Rights
CHAPTER 813a OFFICE OF THE VICTIM ADVOCATE. OFFICE OF THE CHILD ADVOCATE
Sec. 46a-13f. Advisory committee established.

Sec. 46a-13f. Advisory committee established. (149)(1-click HTML)

(a) There is established an advisory committee to the Office of the Victim Advocate which shall prepare and submit to the Governor in accordance with section 46a-13b a list of candidates for appointment as Victim Advocate. The advisory committee shall meet three times a year with the Victim Advocate and his staff to review and assess the following: (1) Patterns of treatment and service for victims; (2) policy implications of the findings of subdivision (1) of this subsection; and (3) necessary systemic improvements. The advisory committee shall also provide for an annual evaluation of the effectiveness of said office. (150)

(b) Said advisory committee shall consist of: (1) One representative of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, appointed by its board of directors; (2) one representative of Survivors of Homicide, appointed by its board of directors; (3) one representative of Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, appointed by its board of directors; (4) one representative of Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc., appointed by its board of directors; (5) one member of a victim's advocacy group, appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; (6) one member of hospital emergency room personnel, appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives; (7) one therapist who deals with victims and trauma, appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; (8) one prosecutor, appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate; (9) one representative of law enforcement, appointed by the majority leader of the Senate; (10) one representative from the educational community with an expertise in victimology, appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; (11) one attorney, appointed by the Connecticut Bar Association; and (12) one judge of the Superior Court, appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Each member of the advisory committee shall serve a five-year term. (151)

  

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