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2002 NOVA Newsl. 1 (2002)

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Volume  19. Numbers 10-2  lof 12 Issue),. 2100


After   Responding to the September 11h Attacks



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Special Trple Issue

      In  catc ingupwithourreders,
  thelNewsletter ofers news onnmany
  fronts:


* Celebrating fountry-
  lictimsand-dimcated  United
  The NOVA   Confkrence ....


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*Blourd  Nominations,            3

*  A-ward1ominations  ....       4

*  DonateloNOVA'sluction..    

*  Responding  to the September 11
   .ttack                        6

*   lictimandCriminalJustice:
   Exploring  lh Dicoun.
   aPaperby Rupert Ross..vi.I.   9


The Revised  ictim Riihts


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ThePresiden'sSpeech ..        16

OVC  DirectorJohn  Gillis
AddressesNOVA1orum .... 17


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   Lh   ikallions of people around the
      world, NOVA  staff menmbers spent
      ~esdayL, September 11,20011 trans-
fixe  bythe telex sed images ot anairplane
crash scene iunoerset,1 Pensaia hby
pitues  of the blurngn blasted side of the
Pentagonin Arlington Viniand~luh   be
hormifi sights of mairrf turned isies
samngmintothe   twin tomirs ofthe Word
Trade C enter (WT1CJ in New York City,
settinC ires that woldb all too soon brine
both buildings implonding to the ground.
    F or a number of NOVA1 trained (Criis
1Respons am an(CRT  miberh,   ffi'its to
aboib  the das  eveums were cut short,
irst the apital Areatrisis Response leamn
was dispatched  to Arlngton Hospital to
begin  workwith thelfamie sof the casual-
ties oft he Penutan attac The same day.
a large number of NOVA'\ Pcnnsyliania
Ckl1' aliliate, thelKeystone Crisi Iutei en-
tion '1am, weeentto Somrsett Cutiy to
begin work with the first respondlers, wih
other diaster teams, and as the day s wore
oan with the relatives of the vitilms of the
crash
    Wihin11days, a teamdrove upunthl t
New  Jese  Irohni Floida there be  no
airlne servie - to woik wit New b isev1
officials planning the state's response to
the thousands of New\  Jerey iesidents
w hoi   wer icimuted by the amtc ks on the
WT'  1As4the1 days passed, teams of criuss
responders werec arriing to help at \New
Jerse  Is Faly  Asistne  C enter. while
othe  were staffng a donated headquar
tes in \lanhattan,
    As   soon0 as the airline isted ser-
x ice, NOA  \Executive Dirctor Marlene
Yoaung fle   to New York to join iii the
planning and mnanagemnot eflorts  pon
hrturan to \NOVA\ We st   C oast otfie,
~h bea moiing   /Ite.aso  trained crisis
repoes t flo  Ne Yomk 'n 't   or ta the


donated office space in Manhattainor at the
Family Assistance Center established at
New  Jersey's Liberty State Park, just across
New York Harbor from downtown Manhat-


        tant
    H     W a alt wave o kas ere rs
cruted and dispatched to those sies, over
weeks and then months, ending only with
the trnsfmatmion of the are arund  the
H  [(C froms a   receiy to a construction
sitet
    Some  ol this history i cotntaned in an
aticle beginning on Pe S   and mnet is
aalable   n NOVA\ 1WHeb sitt e ww try-
nova   oig) The article makes refeence to
\NOV\'s   iLssons from the Aftermath
conleenc,   attended by some 300 of the
lolunterrsis responderswho served
in this effort That conferene is leading to-
the prodction of written and ideontaped
materis, whichwilloouise   vailabe
toour members,

      his Newsleter report- on other uma-
      or   eents in tIe life of the victims'
      moviement   the introducetioti of a
revsed, Presientmally-endoi ed pioposal
to putvitimnrightsin the US. Constittion,
and the confi mation of a new IDiretor ol
the Ofie for VictisoflCrime. It contains
a thoughtful and proocatie   paper re-
thinking the justice system by a pronent
C anadian prosecutor.
    But weespecially wantto bring to the
attention ofNO1 .Amembers fourneation
iterns for their immediate consideration:
   *attendance at ur upcomiing annual
   conference  at the ()pryland hotel;
   * nonuatmons to the NOVA Board:
   * notninatlionsiforNOVA \ awards. and
   * do.n aions to our annual auction
      Thes are found on pages 2-5 act on
thoe first,1 then readtllie rest ofthe| Nes
lette a your lire!la
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