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NCJ Number: 184076 Find in a Library
Title: Collaboration for Victims' Rights and Services (From National Victim Assistance Academy, P 19.1 - 19.19, 2000, Anne Seymour, Morna Murray, eds. et al., -- See NCJ 184052)
Series: OVC Others
Author(s): Anne Seymour
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 19
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Type: Issue Overview
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter explores the concept of collaboration, along with recommended strategies for successful collaborative efforts to enhance public safety and improve victim services.
Abstract: While the strength of America’s victims’ rights discipline is greatly derived from the commitment of victims who have been hurt by crime and by victim advocates who serve them, many successes have been achieved through collaboration with other individuals and entities with a concern for public safety. The struggle for women’s right to vote and the movement for equality in civil rights demonstrated that collaboration among activists with a common vision and common goals was critical to success. The chapter provides information concerning types of working relationships; challenges to successful working relationships; moving beyond traditional stakeholders for collaborative initiatives; the community as a partner in collaboration; the relationships among national, State, and local victim services; and a checklist for successful collaborative efforts. Table, references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Interagency cooperation; Program coordination; Program planning; Services integration; Team treatment; Victim program evaluation; Victim services; Victim/Witness Advocates; Victimology; Victims rights
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