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We are the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Please join us as we forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.

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Tara Ballesteros
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202.467.8743 (office)
tballesteros@ncvc.org

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202.467.8751
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Executive Director Mai Fernandez re: Penn State’s Hiring Kenneth Feinberg to Help Settle Sandusky Victims’ Claims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2012

Contact: Liz Joyce, 202.467.8729, ejoyce@ncvc.org


Victims deserve a full accounting and public release of facts relating to the university's actions with regard to the crimes committed by assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky during the course of his employment. Penn State University's hiring of Ken Feinberg to review and settle claims by victims of child sexual assault is a gesture indicating their desire to be fair to all victims. But any attempt to mediate the victims' claims against the university should not preclude a thorough and transparent discovery and disclosure of the university's actions.

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The National Center for Victims of Crime, established in 1985, is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. For more than 25 years, the National Center has led this nation’s struggle to provide crime victims with the rights, protections, and services they need to rebuild their lives.