January 24, 2019

CUA Law Professor Mary Leary was recently appointed Chair of the Victim Advisory Group of the United States Sentencing Commission.

Victims Advisory Group

The Victims Advisory Group (VAG) is established by the United States Sentencing Commission (Commission) as a standing advisory group to the Commission pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 995 and Rule 5.4 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure.

The purpose of the VAG is to (1) assist the Commission in carrying out its statutory responsibilities under 28 U.S.C. § 994(o); (2) provide to the Commission its views on the Commission's activities and work, including proposed priorities and amendments, as they relate to victims of crime; (3) disseminate information regarding sentencing issues to organizations represented on the VAG and to other victims of crime and victims advocacy groups, as appropriate; and (4) perform any other functions related to victims of crime as the Commission requests.