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NCJ Number: 250946 Find in a Library
Title: Vision 21: Supporting Male Survivors of Violence Initiative
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: Instructional Material; Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using guidance from Recommendation #3 of Vision 21 - a large-scale initiative by the U.S. Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) to transform crime victim services in the United States - this paper focuses on how to improve support services for male survivors of violence.
Abstract: Vision 21’s Recommendation #3 is to “Ensure statutory, policy, and programmatic flexibility to address enduring and emerging crime victim issues.” Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report recognizes that existing victim service systems do not have the cultural competency and capacity to engage, respond to, and treat male victims of violence. Often these survivors cope alone with the adverse trauma of their victimization, which undermines the healing process. To address this need, in 2015 OVC partnered with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to launch the Supporting Male Survivors of Violence Initiative. The goal of this initiative is to bolster the victim-services field’s ability to provide effective, culturally appropriate, and trauma-informed services for boys and men harmed by violence, as well as to expand services and assist in normalizing male victims’ lives and promote their healing. This paper outlines the four objectives and three components of this 5-year multidisciplinary demonstration initiative. Contact information for resources and technical assistance is provided.
Main Term(s): Male survivors
Index Term(s): Coping; Cultural influences; Office for Victims of Crime (OVC); OVC Resources; Psychological victimization effects; Socioculture; Victim services; Victims of violent crime
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