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NCJ Number: 186348 Find in a Library
Title: Best Practice Model for Victim Services: A Reflection on the Process That Developed the Model (From Reducing Criminality--Partnerships and Best Practices, P 1-7, 2000, Adam Graycar, ed. -- See NCJ-186333)
Author(s): Louise Lamont
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This paper describes a Best Practice Model (BPM) for victim services and considers the process that developed the model.
Abstract: The BPM was developed to maximize victim safety and ensure accountability in service delivery by the Domestic Violence sector. The model attempted to include current research and the expert knowledge in the sector about the most appropriate and effective ways of responding to victims of domestic violence who seek counseling support. The model incorporates many viewpoints and includes the needs of both the sector and its users. Essential principles developed for the model are non-negotiable and provide a baseline for minimum standards in service delivery. The consulting group that drew up the model always considered victim safety as paramount, the key issue to be emphasized and reinforced throughout the model. The group was also aware that the model should not create any unreasonable resource implications. The model has limited application for marginalized groups. Bibliography, resource
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Criminology; Domestic assault; Family counseling; Model programs; Models; Program Adaptability/Replication; Program evaluation; Program financing; Victim services; Victims of Crime
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