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  650.310.  Office of victims of crime established, purpose — duties. — 1.  The "Office for* Victims of Crime" is hereby established within the department of public safety, for the purpose of promoting the fair and just treatment of victims of crime.  The office shall coordinate and promote the state's program for victims of crime and shall provide channels of communication among public and private agencies and in exercising the rights afforded to victims of crime pursuant to chapter 595 and the Missouri Constitution.  In the event of a catastrophic crime the office shall, or upon the receipt of a specific request the office may, work closely with other state and local agencies to coordinate a response to meet the needs of any resulting victims of crime.

  2.  The office for victims of crime shall coordinate efforts with statewide coalitions or organizations that are involved in efforts to provide assistance to victims of crime and to reduce the incidence of domestic violence, sexual assault or other crime victimization.  The office shall consult with such coalitions or organizations as to more efficient and effective coordination and delivery of services to victims of crime.

  3.  The office for victims of crime shall assess and report to the governor the costs and benefits of establishing a statewide automated crime victim notification system within the criminal justice system and shall serve as the coordinating agency for the development, implementation and maintenance of any such system.  If such system is established pursuant to this section, no other state agency shall provide such services.

  4.  The department of public safety may promulgate administrative rules to implement this section, and any such rule that is wholly procedural and without fiscal impact shall be deemed to satisfy the requirements of section 536.016.


(L. 2001 S.B. 267)

*Word "of" appears in original rolls.

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