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NCJ Number: NCJ 193089     Find in a Library
Title: Victims Speak Out: Help, Hope and Healing (Videotape Discussion Guide Booklet)
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Anne Seymour
Corporate Author: Video/Action
United States of America
Date Published: 03/2002
Page Count: 30
  Annotation: This discussion guide accompanies a video in which 14 victims of violent crime comment on their victimization experiences and the response of the criminal justice system to their needs.
Abstract: The six areas addressed in the video are victims' personal experiences with violent crime; obstacles to reporting crime; victim safety and support; victim notification and participation in justice processes; victim satisfaction with outcomes; and help, hope, and healing. At the end of each of these segments, the video indicates a "pause" for discussion of issues raised in the segment. Each section of this discussion guide provides a framework for a facilitator to use in moderating a discussion among viewers/participants after each segment of the video. This framework explores victims' comments in each of the six segment topics and reinforces salient points; suggests questions for participants that encourage them to consider victims' perceptions of various issues discussed in the video; and provides the facilitator with possible answers or responses to each question based on research pertinent to victim trauma and needs. The video and this discussion guide are designed to be used as training tools for victim service providers, criminal and juvenile justice professionals, mental health providers, allied professionals, and other audiences who want a better understanding of the impact of violent crime on victims. 3 additional resources
Main Term(s): Victim services
Index Term(s): Victim compensation ; Psychological victimization effects ; Victim attitudes ; Victim reactions to crime ; Victim counseling ; Criminal Justice System Response to Victims ; Victim Services Notification ; Victim reactions to the Criminal Justice System ; Victims of violence ; OVC grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: GS-23F-0094K
Sale Source: OVC Resource Ctr
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: For a summary of the video's contents, see NCJ-193088.
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