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NCJ Number: 134565 Find in a Library
Title: Treatment and Service Interventions for Lesbian and Gay Male Crime Victims (From Hate Crimes: Confronting Violence Against Lesbians and Gay Men, P 227-240, 1992, Gregory M Herek and Kevin T Berrill, eds. -- See NCJ-134558)
Author(s): D M Wertheimer
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper presents a case study of how the lesbian and gay community in New York City developed its own response to anti-gay and anti-lesbian violence.
Abstract: In 1980 a group of gay men and lesbians founded the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP) in reaction to neighborhood incidents of anti-lesbian and anti-gay violence and the failure of the criminal justice system to respond to the problem. The AVP staff and volunteers assist victims of anti-gay and anti-lesbian violence to regain their sense of control, identify and evaluate their options, and assert their rights. The AVP provides counseling; victim advocacy with police and social service agencies; and information for lesbian and gay crime victims, victims of anti-gay and anti-lesbian violence, and others affected by such violence. By documenting the existence and extent of these forms of violence and by educating the public about such crimes, the AVP aims to reduce public tolerance of such violence. The project also holds governmental and social service agencies accountable to gay and lesbian people so as to ensure sensitive and unbiased treatment for lesbian and gay crime victims. 2 notes and 4 references
Main Term(s): Discrimination against homosexuals; Victim services
Index Term(s): Hate Crimes; New York
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