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NCJ Number: 221684 Find in a Library
Title: Building a State Victim Assistance Academy-Vermont's Experience
Author(s): Judith Ann Cernese Patrissi
Date Published: April 2008
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
OVC Resource Ctr
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Grant Number: 98-VF-GX-K003
Sale Source: OVC Resource Ctr
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Document (Online) - Designates documents available online, such as a PDF (URL access).
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Bulletin provides information on the State of Vermont’s development of a Victim Assistance Academy (VAA).
Abstract: The development of the academy was supported by OVC's Victim Services (VS2000) Grant, a demonstration project that focused on a strategy to support community implementation of comprehensive, collaborative victim services. The strategy employed by Vermont for developing its VAA included a 1-day collaborative meeting, establishing an academy format suitable for the State, finding an academic partnership that worked, forming a collaborative curriculum subcommittee, working with the advisory group, working with trainers, having quality support along all phases of development, adapting the text, recruiting participants, establishing logistical arrangements, and planning for sustainability. A link to sample documents, worksheets, and other resources is also included in the bulletin.
Main Term(s): Victim services
Index Term(s): Long-term victim counseling; Office for Victims of Crime (OVC); Program design; Program planning; Psychiatric services; Restitution programs; Vermont; Victim program implementation
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