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NCJ Number: 250877 Find in a Library
Title: Vision 21: Victim Services Mobile Applications
Series: OVC Fact Sheets
Corporate Author: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 2017
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
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: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document (Online); Factsheet
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This technical assistance report of Vision 21 - a federal initiative to transform crime victim services - focuses on two projects funded by the U.S. Justice Department’s Office for Victim’s of Crime (OVC) that highlight victim services provided through mobile applications.
Abstract: One project - which was developed by the Family Services Association of Dayton, Ohio - is a mobile application (app) and accompanying website called the AVIATOR, which has three objectives. One objective is to provide crime victims access to agencies, services, and support systems across the southwest area of Ohio. A second objective is to assist victim-serving programs, courts, police, medical professionals, and other community-based agencies in providing crime victims better access to resources and services; and the third objective is to empower crime victims to receive relief from the consequences of their victimization. In the second program described, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) created a mobile app that assists victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking, as well as organizations that serve these victims in improving public awareness, outreach, and education in addressing technology-facilitated victimization and its consequences. Currently, NNEDV is working to launch a Spanish version of the app, and it recently incorporated recommendations and feedback from survivors with disabilities. Information on accessing additional information on these two programs is provided.
Main Term(s): Victim services
Index Term(s): Computer related crime; Information dissemination; Mobile digital communications; Ohio; OVC Resources
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