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It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Carol Dorris, a pioneer in the victims' rights movement and our good friend who passed away on January 8, 2014 after a short illness. She was an attorney, victim advocate, wife, and mother of three children. Since 1991, Carol's work has focused on analyzing victims' rights laws. Carol was the driving force behind VictimLaw. She was one of a small group of attorneys who collected and analyzed victims' rights laws and built the first, comprehensive database of victims' rights laws that served as the foundation for VictimLaw. Over her career, Carol helped shape the landscape of victims' rights through her work with state and federal lawmakers, victim service providers, prosecutors, victims' rights attorneys, and crime victims and survivors. Carol will be greatly missed, but her work toward ensuring that crime victims are aware of their rights and that they are enforced will live on.
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