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Title: Building a National Data Collection on Victim Service Providers: A Pilot Test
Author(s): Barbara A. Oudekerk; Lynn Langton; Heather Warnken; Sarah M. Greathouse; Nelson Lim; Bruce Taylor; Vince Welch; Susan Howley
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

National Opinion Research Center (NORC)
United States of America

United States of America
Date Published: February 2018
Page Count: 64
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
National Center for Victims of Crime

National Opinion Research Center (NORC)
Chicago, IL 60637
Arlington, VA 22202-5050
Grant Number: 2012-VF-GX-K025
Document: PDF
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) funded report describes the development of the National Census of Victim Service Providers (NCVSP).
Abstract: This Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) funded report describes the development of the National Census of Victim Service Providers (NCVSP), including the development of the national roster of entities potentially serving crime victims, the NCVSP data collection instrument, and the implementation and results of a pilot study conducted with 725 entities from the national roster. The development of a statistical data collection on victim service providers (VSPs) in the United States strengthens the victim service field and addresses the field’s need for information; specifically, on activities and resources of VSPs, the number of existing providers, their locations, services offered, crime types served, staffing, and funding. The pilot study results examine the feasibility of obtaining high response rates from different types of VSPs, experimental tests of different procedures for collecting data from VSPs, and the quality and nature of substantive information generated from the NCVSP instrument.
Main Term(s): Victim Service Programs
Index Term(s): BJS final report; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Victim program surveys; Victim services; Victims of Crime
Note: Findings, opinions, or points of view expressed in this report are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect official findings, positions or policies of the Bureau of Justice Statistics or the U.S. Department of Justice.
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