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NCJ Number: 182316 Find in a Library
Title: Victim Assistance in Indian Country Guidebook
Corporate Author: National Indian Justice Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 200
Sponsoring Agency: National Indian Justice Ctr
Petaluma, CA 94952
Sale Source: National Indian Justice Ctr
McNear Building
7 Fourth Street
Suite 28
Petaluma, CA 94952
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guidebook is intended as a desk reference for programs of Victim Assistance in Indian Country (VAIC) and includes guidelines, forms, codes, procedures, and protocols aimed to improve coordination and cooperation among VAIC programs as well as State and Federal victim assistance programs.
Abstract: The manual discusses the purpose of the Department of Justice’s Office of Victims of Crime; VAIC programs and compliance issues; victim issues and compensation; shelters for victims; and tribal codes, procedures, and protocols for addressing victim issues; best practices for tribal community outreach and examine jurisdictional issues. The text notes that the purpose of VAIC is to create permanent, accessible, and responsive victim assistance services in Indian country subject to Federal criminal jurisdiction where victim services are limited or nonexistent. All VAIC funding is solely for the purpose of providing services that respond immediately to the emotional and physical needs, excluding medical care, of crime victims in Indian country. Examples of services a VAIC program might provide include homemaker/parenting services for victims of domestic assault, crisis intervention, visiting nurses, child care, Head Start, counseling, employment counseling, housing assistance, transportation assistance, and traditional counselors. Resource lists; appended sample forms, guidelines, protocols, and other program materials; and background information
Main Term(s): Victim services
Index Term(s): American Indians; Domestic assault; Indian affairs; Indian justice; Interagency cooperation; Program implementation; Program planning; Shelters for Battered Women; Victim services training; Victims of violent crime
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