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NCJ Number: 251409 Find in a Library
Title: Response to Victims of Crime: Model Policy
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: August 2010
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2003-VF-GX-K004
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: Legislation/Policy Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance); Technical Assistance
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This model policy for responding to crime victims is intended primarily for law enforcement personnel, who, as first responders, are in a distinctive position to provide care and support for crime victims, as required by state and federal laws.
Abstract: This policy mandates that law enforcement personnel 1) recognize and address the needs of crime victims during each contact with them; 2) support and assist crime victims as they continue to interact with the criminal justice system; and 3) act as a liaison to appropriate victim assistance and service agencies. The policy notes seven critical needs of crime victims: safety, support, information, access to support services, consistency, opportunities to be heard, and justice. The procedures outlined focus on aspects of the initial response to crime victims, information and referrals, investigation and follow-up, resources, and training.
Main Term(s): Police services for victims
Index Term(s): OVC grant-related documents; OVC Resources; Police policies and procedures; Police specialized training; Police-victim interaction
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