Friday, January 11, 2013
In the year 2013, the National Crime Victims' Rights Week takes place from Sunday, April 21st through Saturday, April 27th, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crimes in order to inspire our communities to observe the Victims of Crimes Act of 1984 (VOCA). The Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA) was an attempt by the federal government to help the victims of criminal actions through means other than punishment of the criminal. It created a federal victims-compensation account funded by fines assessed in federal criminal convictions, and it established provisions to assist state programs that compensated the victims of crimes. The compensation system is still in existence, having distributed over $1 billion in funds since it began. The statute, codified at 42 U.S.C.A. § 10601, was a direct result of a task force set up by the Justice Department under the auspices of President Ronald Reagan called the President's Task Force on Victims of Crime, the report issued by the task force in 1982 was harshly critical of existing victims-compensation programs. "In many states, program availability is not advertised for fear of depleting available resources or overtaxing a numerically inadequate staff. Victim claims might have to wait months until sufficient fines have been collected or until a new fiscal year begins and the budgetary fund is replenished," according to the report. VOCA established the Crime Victim's Fund, which is supported by all fines that are collected from persons who have been convicted of offenses against the United States, except for fines that are collected through certain environmental statues and other fines that are specifically designated for certain accounts, such as the Postal Service Fund. The fund also includes special assessments collected for various federal crimes under 18 USC § 3613, the proceeds of forfeited appearance bonds, bail bonds, and collateral collected, any money ordered to be paid into the fund under section 3671(c)(2) of Title 18; and any gifts, bequests, or donations to the fund from private entities or individuals. The first $10 million from the fund, plus an added amount depending on how much has been deposited in the fund for that fiscal year, goes to child-abuse prevention and treatment programs. After that, such sums as may be necessary are made available for the U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to improve services for the benefit of crime victims in the federal criminal justice system, and for a Victim Notification System. The Office for Victims of Crimes has chosen this year's theme to be: "New Challenges. New Solutions." The mission of the OVC's strategic initiative is called Vision 21: Transforming Victims Services in the 21st century for the new millennium. According to Joye E. Frost, the Acting Director for the Office for Victims of Crimes, "in spite of all our progress, victims' rights laws in all 50 states, the Victims of Crime Act of 1984, the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, and the more than 10,000 victim service agencies throughout the United States of America--there are still enduring and emerging challenges for victims of crimes in America." About 50 percent of violent crimes are not reported, and only a fraction of victims receive the help they need. There are still ongoing investigations to know and find out more about these victimss, how to help them in the best way, and how the victims' services can be targeted to reach every victim. While adapting to funding cuts, globalization, changing demographics, new types of violent crimes, and the changes (both good and bad) brought by technology. These 21st century new challenges call for bold, new solutions. The promise and commitment of our Vision 21, will pave the way to the ongoing work with victims during the 2013 National Crime Victims' Rights Week, in order to transform victims' services in the 21st century--Office for Victims of Crime, Joye E. Frost, Acting Director
Thursday, January 10, 2013
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Thursday, January 3, 2013
Your Reference: Illinois Victims of Crimes Compensation and Restitution for Mrs. Gardenia C. Hung (Wittler) and the late Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor (Deceased), Lombard resident homeowner, Illinois Victim of Heinous Hate Crimes, Violence Against Women, Illinois Domestic Violence, Kidnappings, Torture, Physical Abuse, Burglary, and Abuse of Human Rights in Housing Under The Law at 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard, near St. Pius X Catholic Church Parish, in District 5, York Township, Du Page County, Illinois 60148 USA. Mailing Address in care of Gardenia C. Hung (Wittler), Post Office Box 1274, Lombard, Illinois60148-8274. Illinois Victim of Heinous Hate Crimes Mrs. Gardenia C. Hung (Wittler) Is Petitioning General Assistance as a Lombard Resident Homeowner Victim of Crimes during January 2013 and the New Year. On January 2, 2013, Diane Arturi at the York Township Community Center is refusing to provide General Assistance for Gardenia C. Hung (Wittler) as a Lombard Victim of Heinous Hate Crimes, Violence Against Women, and Illinois Domestic Violence, after Gardenia C. Hung has been a Lombard resident homeowner, taxpayer for the last twenty (20) years in District 5, York Township, DuPage County, Illinois 60148-3028 USA. During the conversation with Diane Arturi at 11:45 a.m. after I submitted the December 2012 Job Search form and letters received, Diane Arturi began to scream at me by the front Reception Desk and stated that she did not have to provide any General Assistance to me, Gardenia C. Hung (Wittler) in January 2013 and during the New Year. I am still petitioning General Assistance from the York Township Community Center as a Lombard resident homeowner, Illinois Victim of Heinous Hate Crimes, Violence Against Women, and Illinois Domestic Violence. My name is Gardenia C. Hung (Wittler), a Lombard resident homeowner, Illinois Victim of Heinous Hate Crimes, Violence Against Women, Domestic Violence, Conspiracy as a Lombard resident homeowner at 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard, and the registered business Communications, Languages & Culture Inc. at 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard, in District 5, York Township, DuPage County, Illinois 60148-3028 USA. I am writing to report that Diane Arturi at the York Township Community Center is refusing to provide General Assistance and disburse a payment for Gardenia C. Hung (Wittler) as a Lombard Victim of Heinous Hate Crimes, Burglary, Conspiracy, Abuse, Kidnappings, Torture, Physical Violence, and Robbery during 20 years of Lombard residency as a homeowner and taxpayer in the Village of Lombard near St. Pius X Catholic Church Parish in DuPage County, Illinois USA. For your information, Diane Arturi at the York Township Community Center has not mailed any letter or correspondence stating that she is refusing to provide General Assistance to Gardenia C. Hung (Wittler) as a Lombard resident homeowner, Illinois Victim of Heinous Hate Crimes, Violence Against Women, and Illinois Domestic Violence during January 2013 and throughout the New Year. I, Gardenia C. Hung (Wittler) have not received any official letter or correspondence from Diane Arturi to date from the York Township Community Center or the Village of Lombard Victims’ Assistance Program. Wherefore, I, Gardenia C. Hung (Wittler) continue to petition and request General Assistance from the York Township Community Center and the Village of Lombard as an Illinois Victim of Heinous Hate Crimes, Violence Against Women, and Illinois Domestic Violence. Under the Constitution of the State of Illinois, I, Gardenia C. Hung, I am entitled to Illinois Crime Victims Compensation, Restitution, and General Assistance as a Lombard Victim of Heinous Hate Crime. Section 8.1. Crime Victims’ Rights (a) Crime victims, as defined by law, shall have the following rights as provided by law: (1) The right to be treated with fairness and respect for their dignity and privacy throughout the criminal justice process. (2) The right to notification of court proceedings. (3) The right to communicate with the prosecution. (4) The right to make a statement to the court at sentencing. (5) The right to information about the conviction, sentence, imprisonment, and release of the accused. (6) The right to timely disposition of the case following the arrest of the accused. (7) The right to be reasonably protected from the accused throughout the criminal justice process. (8) The right to be present at the trial and all other court proceedings on the same basis as the accused, unless the victim is to testify and the court determines that the victim’s testimony would be materially affected if the victim hears other testimony at the trial. (9) The right to have present at all court proceedings, subject to the rules of evidence, and advocate and other support person of the victim’s choice. (10) The right to restitution. (b) The Illinois General Assembly may provide by law the enforcement of this Section. (c) The Illinois General Assembly may provide for an assessment against convicted defendants to pay for crime victims’ rights. (d) Nothing in this Section or in any law enacted under this Section shall be construed as creating a basis for vacating a conviction or a ground for appellate relief in any criminal case. (Section 8.1 added by the Seventh Amendment to the Constitution. Approved by the November 3, 1992, effective November 23, 1992.) Section 12. Right to Remedy and Justice Every person shall find a certain remedy in the laws for all injuries and wrongs which he receives to his/her person, privacy, property or reputation. He/She shall obtain justice by law, freely, completely, promptly. Section 15. Right to Eminent Domain Private property shall not be taken or damaged for public use without just compensation as provided by law. Such compensation shall be determined by a jury provided by law. I, Gardenia C. Hung (Wittler) do hereby petition Illinois Victims of Crimes Compensation and Restitution of personal, family assets, and business real property as a Lombard resident homeowner in District 5, York Township, Du Page County, Illinois USA.My name is Gardenia C. Hung (Wittler).I am an Illinois Victim of Heinous Hate Crimes currently homeless as a Lombard resident homeowner after purchasing Lombard real estate property at 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard with my late Father Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor on September 2nd, 1993 and subsequent years 1994, 1995, 1996, when my Father, Mr. Roberto Hung suffered from a criminal Traumatic Brain Injury and Aneurysm after a blunt hit to the head while he was eating after 9:30 p.m. on December 21-22, 1996. My Father, Roberto Hung was hospitalized at Good Samaritan Advocate Hospital in Downers Grove, Edwards Hospital, ManorCare Nursing Home, and at the Marianjoy Community Rehabilitation Center in Naperville; as well as at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and Vencor Northlake Hospital where Roberto Hung was violently throttled and bludgeoned by Respiratory Therapist Ben Aguilar while the patient was asleep, under the medical care of Dr. Raied N. Abdullah, M.D. and Dr. Paul Grodzin, M.D., Nurse Janelle Nance Director of Nursing, Dr. Frankle, M.D., and Dr. Oliveras, M.D., with other medical staff at Vencor Northlake Hospital, 365 East North Avenue, in the City of Northlake, Illinois USA. Since Mr. Roberto Hung was fully insured by The Principal Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Medicare, COBRA, Physicians Mutual, and other private health insurance, his healthcare was covered in the State of Illinois.After my Father’s medical murder at Vencor Northlake Hospital, the Lombard real estate property at 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road was criminally damaged by Lombard Disaster Roofing Water and Structural Damages to existing wooden structures during 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008. Since November 5, 2008, the Village of Lombard has been abusing my Lombard resident homeowner’s civil rights in housing under the law when Keith Steiskal and Lombard Fire Chief George Seagraves, and Lombard Police Chief Raymond Byrne have failed to provide Court Notices, Summons, and legal correspondence, while disposing of my personal and business real property and family assets from the private Lombard family home owned by Gardenia C. Hung (Wittler) and Family, without any authorization and consent.I have not received any Lombard real estate compensation, restitution and/or payment as a Lombard resident homeowner, Illinois Victim of Heinous Hate Crimes, Burglary, Thieving, and Abuse of Human Rights in Housing Under The Law. For your reference, during 2012, the Lombard real estate property at 502 S. Westmore Avenue was sold by REMAX Achiever Realtor Kathy Volpe for only $50,000US to MANCO Home Builder without paying the Lombard resident Gardenia C. Hung (Wittler) any equity for Lombard real estate property holdings from 1993 through 2012.Now, J.W. Reedy Realtor Tom Fosnot, Jr., at 1136 South Main Street, Lombard IL60148 has sold the Lombard real estate property again, now in the process of closing the transaction.I have been petitioning Illinois Victim of Crimes Compensation and Restitution as a Lombard Resident Homeowner near St. Pius X Catholic Church Parish, District 5, York Township, Du Page County, Illinois USA. I am currently a homeless Lombard resident homeowner, Illinois Victim of Heinous Hate Crimes, Violence Against Women, Illinois Domestic Violence, and Abuse of Human Rights in Housing Under The Law seeking Victims of Crimes Compensation in the Court of Claims under the Crime Victims Compensation Act, 740 ILCS 45/1, et seq. (2000). Please support my petition for Illinois Victims of Crime Compensation and Restitution under the Constitution of the State of Illinois and the United States of America. Sincerely, (Reserved Signature) Gardenia C. Hung Post Office Box 1274 Lombard, Illinois 60148-8274 United States of America Thursday: January 3, 3013 Copyright 2013. Good News, Challenges and Constraints. All Rights Reseved.