Crime victim advocate is unsung hero

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The new Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights expands the role of victims in juvenile court proceedings across the state, from victim impact testimony to restitution.  Even with expanded rights, many crime victims need help getting through the process.  They get that help from advocates like Virginia Gallemore, who works in the Bibb County District Attorney’s Office.  Her job is to help victims understand their rights, help them with paperwork, find counseling, and hold their hands through difficult hearings.  The Macon Telegraph profiles Gallemore and the role of these advocates.

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