skip navigation

CrimeSolutions.gov

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 
  NCJ Number: NCJ 238800     Find in a Library
  Title: Outreach to Underserved Teen Victims of Crime
  Document URL: PDF 
  Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Council
United States of America

National Ctr for Victims of Crime
United States of America
  Date Published: 2012
  Page Count: 40
  Annotation: This guidebook presents information on expanding victim services to underserved teen victims of crime.
  Abstract: This guidebook was developed by the National Crime Prevention Council and the National Center for Victims of Crime, with financial support from the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC). Using findings from previous national projects, the two organizations developed the Underserved Teen Victims Initiative from 2009 through 2011. The Initiative is part of efforts by OVC to increase access to crime victim services for underserved groups of teens. The Initiative involved two primary goals: 1) identifying promising strategies developed by local communities to reach out to and support the underserved population of teen victims, and 2) to build the capacity of victim service professionals to reach out to and support these teen victims. This guidebook, along with supporting Web-based resources, examines the challenges faced by victim service providers who reach out to underserved teen victims of crime. The guidebook also includes highlights and discussion on various projects and resources that have been successfully implemented by local communities as part of the Underserved Teen Victims Initiative. The population of underserved teen victims of crime includes immigrant youth; members of the LGBT community; runaway, throwaway, and homeless youth; tribal youth; and youth with disabilities. 60 endnotes
  Main Term(s): Victim services
  Index Term(s): Victimization ; Runaways ; Victims of Crime ; Juvenile victims ; Victim counseling ; Criminal Justice System Response to Victims ; Court-sponsored victim services ; Victimization risk ; Victims of violence ; Homeless children ; Adolescents at risk ; Adolescent victims
  Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2009-SZ-B9-K007
  Sale Source: National Crime Prevention Council
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway
Suite 901
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
United States of America
  Type: Issue Overview
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:
https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Publications/abstract.aspx?ID=260855

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.