Addressing the Needs of Victims on Cruise Ships Web Forum
the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Jamie Barnett on best practice for addressing the needs of victims on cruise ships. Ms. Barnett is the President of International cruise Victims, and organization formed by victims of cruise ship crime to provide support to other victims and to advocate for legislative reform to protect passengers and increase the rights of victims. In October 2005, Ms. Barnett's daughter Ashley died while on a cruise from California to Mexico. Since her daughter's death, Ms. Barnett has been a staunch advocate for change in the cruise industry and has worked diligently to increase public awareness. She has appeared on 48 Hours Mystery, Hannity and Colmes, the CBS Early Show, and many other news shows. Visit the OVC Web Forum now to submit questions for Ms. Barnett and return on May 9 at 2pm (eastern time) for the live discussion.