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  SECTION 960.045. Department of Legal Affairs; powers and duties.  

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  • 1It shall be the duty of the department to assist persons who are victims of crime.
    17(1) 18The department shall:
    21(a) 22Establish and maintain an office in Tallahassee and prescribe the duties of the employees of the Crime Victims’ Services Office.
    42(b) 43Adopt rules pursuant to ss. 48120.536(1) 49and 50120.54 51to implement the provisions of this chapter.
    58(c) 59Prepare an annual written report of the activities of the Crime Victims’ Services Office, which shall be available on the department’s Internet website.
    82(d) 83Authorize other units within the department to assist in carrying out the provisions of this chapter.
    99(2) 100The department shall provide the Crime Victims’ Services Office with legal representation relative to its duties and responsibilities under this chapter.
    121(3) 122The department shall have a criminal history record check performed through the Florida Crime Information Center system on any victim or other claimant on whose behalf an award is sought under ss. 154960.01155-156960.28157.
    158(4) 159The department shall establish criteria governing awards for catastrophic injury as a direct result of a crime.
History.-s. 1, ch. 77-452; s. 306, ch. 79-400; s. 6, ch. 80-146; s. 506, ch. 81-259; s. 4, ch. 85-326; s. 4, ch. 91-23; s. 5, ch. 92-107; s. 229, ch. 98-200; s. 10, ch. 99-373; s. 19, ch. 2000-155; s. 166, ch. 2010-102.


Note.-Former s. 960.06.

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