Kline Wrongs Victims Rights
Posted by firephillkline on November 3, 2006
As reported on this and other blogs, current attorney general Phill Kline’s lack of committment to crime victims has resulted in a dismantled and destroyed victims services department within the attorney general’s office.
It has been widely known that the current victims rights coordinator, Jeannete Stauffer has not only ‘quit’ multiple times, but now it appears she doesn’t even show up to work. In fact, it appears no one works within the department:
“Several telephone calls placed to the statewide crime victims’ rights division in Attorney General Phill Kline’s office this week rang multiple times before being sent to an answering machine.”
“Only one of five calls placed by the Harris News Service to the victims’ rights telephone hotline during business hours wound up being answered by a staff member on Wednesday and Thursday.
On unanswered calls, a message told callers they could also contact the National Organization for Victim Assistance in Alexandria, Va.”
Click here for yet another example of Phill Kline’s actions speaking louder than his words.