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NCJ Number: 238800 Find in a Library
Title: Outreach to Underserved Teen Victims of Crime
Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Council
United States of America

National Ctr for Victims of Crime
United States of America
Date Published: 2012
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: National Crime Prevention Council
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
National Ctr for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20036
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2009-SZ-B9-K007
Sale Source: National Crime Prevention Council
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway
Suite 901
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guidebook presents information on expanding victim services to underserved teen victims of crime.
Abstract: This guidebook was developed by the National Crime Prevention Council and the National Center for Victims of Crime, with financial support from the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC). Using findings from previous national projects, the two organizations developed the Underserved Teen Victims Initiative from 2009 through 2011. The Initiative is part of efforts by OVC to increase access to crime victim services for underserved groups of teens. The Initiative involved two primary goals: 1) identifying promising strategies developed by local communities to reach out to and support the underserved population of teen victims, and 2) to build the capacity of victim service professionals to reach out to and support these teen victims. This guidebook, along with supporting Web-based resources, examines the challenges faced by victim service providers who reach out to underserved teen victims of crime. The guidebook also includes highlights and discussion on various projects and resources that have been successfully implemented by local communities as part of the Underserved Teen Victims Initiative. The population of underserved teen victims of crime includes immigrant youth; members of the LGBT community; runaway, throwaway, and homeless youth; tribal youth; and youth with disabilities. 60 endnotes
Main Term(s): Victim services
Index Term(s): Adolescent victims; Adolescents at risk; Court-sponsored victim services; Criminal Justice System Response to Victims; Homeless children; Juvenile victims; Runaways; Victim counseling; Victimization; Victimization risk; Victims of Crime; Victims of violent crime
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