Message From the Director
OVC's Victim Services 2000 (VS2000) initiative was
established in Denver to develop an urban model
for the comprehensive and seamless delivery of victim
More than 50 nonprofit and government agencies participated
in the project, which used technology
and cross training to create an interdisciplinary service
Importance of Training
VS2000 participants organized themselves in four training
teams to develop appropriate cross-training
materials and an online training center.
Curricula for Allied Professionals
To improve understanding of victim needs, curricula
were designed for the faith communities, law
enforcement trainees, and the legal profession.
Denver VS2000 continues to build its training network
and is seeking funding to sustain its initiatives.
Training and Technical Assistance Center:
This document was prepared by Denver
VALE Board/Denver Victim Services 2000,
under grant number 97-VF-GX-K001,
awarded by the Office for Victims of
Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S.
Department of Justice.The opinions, findings,
conclusions, and recommendations
expressed in this document are those of
the authors, and do not necessarily represent
the official position or policies of the
U.S. Department of Justice.