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NCJ Number: 250461 Find in a Library
Title: Partners in Justice - Bureau of Indian Affairs Victim Specialists
Series: OVC Videos
Corporate Author: US Dept of the Interior
Bureau of Indian Affairs
United States of America

Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: December 2016
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of the Interior
Washington, DC 20240
Sale Source: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Instructional Material; Instructional Material (Programmed); Presentation (Multimedia); Program/Project Description; Technical Assistance
Format: Document (Online); Video (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This video, which was prepared by the U.S. Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and the Interior Department’s Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), presents an overview of the BIA Victim Specialist Program (VSP) and reports some of the program’s successes and challenges in providing services to crime victims in Indian Country.
Abstract: The video explains the services that are available to Indian victims of crime through the VSP, which complements tribally operated victim services programs. The video emphasizes that the BIA Victim Assistance Program was established to fill a gap between the Federal and the tribal systems. The VSP ensures that residents of tribal communities have victim services that are managed and delivered by fellow Indians who understand the dynamics and impact of crime on a tribal resident. The victim specialist maintains a relationship with the victim to ensure that his/her needs are understood and that services are delivered in a sensitive way in the context of the distinctive nature of the victim’s trauma.
Main Term(s): Victim services
Index Term(s): American Indians; Bureau of Indian Affairs; Cultural influences; Indian affairs; Victim Service Programs
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