The legislation began a popular worldwide movement that continues.
Today, all US states have enacted legislation overseeing programs that
help with monetary compensation, emotional support, and social or family services for crime victims with public awareness raised each year during National Crime Victims' Rights Week.
Due to the
sweeping popularity of such initiatives, victims rights legislation have become a platform for many politicians at the local, state and federal level, with similar legislation being passed in Canada, Europe, the UK and Australia.
Citizens action programs such as MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and similar organizations also aid in the fight to help victims in the U.S. and Canada.
More legal advice for crime victims around the Web:
OVC - Help for Crime Victims-
U.S. federal resources and information for victims of identity theft, bias crimes, stalking, domestic violence, post traumatic stress disorder and related help with hotline numbers, kid-friendly resources.