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NCJ Number: 250695 Find in a Library
Title: Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims: Training Supplemental
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police/National Law Enforcement Policy Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 55
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police/National Law Enforcement Policy Ctr
Alexandria, VA 22314
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2003-VF-GX-K004
Sale Source: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police/National Law Enforcement Policy Ctr
515 N. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material (Programmed); Issue Overview
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of this “Training Supplemental,” which is the fourth volume of the “Strategy Package,” is to provide law enforcement agencies with content that can be customized to provide every agency employee with specific knowledge, skills, abilities, and tools to improve their responses to crime victims.
Abstract: This volume contains a core curriculum and presents training outlines for agency-wide personnel, field training officers (FTOs), and recruits. It introduces Federal, State, local, campus, and tribal law enforcement leaders to the concepts and the benefits of improving their responses to victims of all crimes. The evolution of the quality of law enforcement responses to victims is reviewed, and the multiple benefits of an improved understanding of the needs and available services for victims are highlighted. Seven critical needs of crime victims are outlined and how law enforcement can better service these needs is discussed. Four principles are discussed as essential to improving law enforcement’s response to crime victims. These principles are leadership, partnering with victim service providers, training all personnel in victim services, and monitoring the implementation and outcomes of the agency’s response and service to crime victims. Key elements of an effective response to crime victims are discussed under the topics of effective communication, empathy, professionalism and integrity, honesty and confidentiality, knowledge of available resources and services, and responsiveness. Four modules are presented as a series of PowerPoint slides with notes, and they are accessible from this volume. The content of each is summarized. A review section is provided to emphasize the critical points that have been covered in the training sessions.
Main Term(s): Police services for victims
Index Term(s): OVC grant-related documents; OVC Resources; Police specialized training; Police-victim interaction; Victim services training
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