McGeorge School of Law

VCRC Director El-Menshawi Discusses Victim’s Rights with Calif. Gov. Newsom

March 25, 2019

VCRC Director Mariam El-Menshawi with California Governor Gavin Newsom.

VCRC Director Mariam El-Menshawi with California Governor Gavin Newsom.

The director of the California Victims of Crime Resource Center (VCRC), Mariam El-Menshawi, was invited by California Governor Gavin Newsom to attend a discussion about victims’ rights issues on March 12, 2019.

The discussion focused on the state of victims’ rights and services in California, and included representatives from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Victim Services, iCAN — Crime Victims Assistance Network, Crime Victims United, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, Victim Services and the Polly Klaas Foundation. Gov. Newsom announced a moratorium on the death penalty on March 13, 2019.

The VCRC is located on the McGeorge campus and has operated the State of California's confidential, toll-free 1-800-VICTIMS line since 1984 and also runs the website, http://www.1800victims.org/.

McGeorge and the VCRC are hosting a conference, Victims’ Rights Symposium: Working Together to Make Victims’ Rights a Reality, on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in classroom C on campus. Registration is open now online.