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Title: California Victim Witness Assistance Program - Annual Report to the Legislature
Corporate Author: California Office of Criminal Justice Planning
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 240
Sponsoring Agency: California Office of Criminal Justice Planning
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the characteristics, clients, and performance of the 35 projects comprising California's Victim/Witness Assistance Program for the period of April through September, 1982. It highlights the types of services provided programwide as well as the levels of performance for each of the critical victim and witness service components.
Abstract: The report illustrates that a high number of services have been delivered to victims of and witnesses to serious crimes. Both the number and types of services delivered through the program have been consistent with the program's goals. These goals are to reduce trauma suffered by crime victims and to assist local criminal justice agencies in reducing the negative impact often felt by witnesses in criminal proceedings. Information on staff training and on the evaluation model is included. Appendixes include descriptions of program activities in 34 counties, relevant statutes, the names of evaluation staff, program standards and forms, and a list of program sites. Data tables are provided.
Index Term(s): California; Program evaluation; Services effectiveness; Victim program evaluation; Victim services; Victim-witness programs; Witness assistance
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