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NCJ Number: NCJ 223965     Find in a Library
Title: Promising Practices in Serving Crime Victims With Disabilities (Bulletin)
Corporate Author: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 10/2008
Page Count: 15
Sale Source: OVC Resource Ctr
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: HTML 
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This bulletin provides a snapshot of the scope and dynamics of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Promising Projects grant to improve the local response of criminal justice personnel and victim service providers to people with disabilities.
Abstract: The U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) began efforts to raise awareness about the victimization of persons with disabilities by funding the National Organization for Victim Assistance’s Working with Crime Victims with Disabilities project, one of the first national scope initiatives to focus exclusively on the issues associated with crime victims with disabilities. Then, in 2002, OVC funded Promising Practices in Serving Crime Victims with Disabilities, known as Promising Practices, a project to improve the local response of criminal justice personnel and victim service providers to people with disabilities. SafePlace of Austin, Texas, which provides emergency shelter and services to women, children, and men who are survivors of domestic, sexual, or caregiver abuse, was chosen to administer the project and monitor the work of 10 subgrantees. The overall goal of this national demonstration project was to promote innovative practices, principles, and community partnerships that would strengthen the ability of victim assistance organizations to provide accessible and relevant services to crime victims with a wide range of disabilities. Following a comprehensive overview of the problem related to crime victims with disabilities and the planning and implementation of the OVC demonstration project, which includes building a collaborative approach, conducting a needs assessment, strategic planning, targeting three core areas, evaluating the project, and planning for sustainability, recommendations for other organizations that want to improve access to needed support services for crime victims with disabilities are outlined.
Main Term(s): Victim program implementation
Index Term(s): Persons with cognitive disabilities ; Victims of Crime ; Victim services ; Program implementation ; Persons with Disabilities ; Victim reactions to crime ; Victim profiles ; Victim program implementation ; Victims of violence ; Attitudes toward victims
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