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(May 02, 2008) On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Assistance to Minors Who Are Victims of Sexual or Other Violent Offenses Law, 5768-2008. The Law is designed to determine by legislation the rights of minors subjected to these offenses to receipt of primary assistance in centers that will be established specifically for this purpose. The centers will provide medical and psychological exams and treatment; handle the victims' immediate needs including food and clothing; facilitate meetings with the child or with police investigators, welfare, or other authorized persons for the purpose of investigation of the case; and refer victims to governmental and non-governmental services for assistance, including legal consultation, emergency, and long-term care. (Assistance of Minors Who Are Victims of Sexual or Other Violent Offenses Law, 5768-2008, and bill, Knesset Web site (last visited Apr. 15, 2008).)

Author: Ruth Levush More by this author
Topic: Children More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Israel More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 05/02/2008