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Denver Victim Services 2000 Needs Assessment

Although the field has made great strides in working more collaboratively on behalf of crime victims, services still are often fragmented. All too often victims must struggle to discover their rights, determine the services and resources available to them, and find out how to access them. Sometimes even service providers are not aware of the availability of services and resources and how to access them.

To support the development of integrated services delivery systems that could serve as models for other communities, OVC funded Victim Services 2000 (VS 2000) demonstration sites.The goal of each VS 2000 demonstration site is to improve the range, quality, and accessibility of services for all types of crime victims and to provide technical assistance to other communities. In 1997, OVC awarded a VS 2000 grant to Denver, Colorado; in 1998, OVC grants went to Medina County, Ohio, and the State of Vermont. Both urban and rural communities were chosen as sites to determine what differences, if any, emerged.

Over the course of the 5-year grant, each project was asked to write a Bulletin about its needs assessment process and the resulting initiatives. This documentation may help other communities increase the range, quality, and accessibility of services to all crime victims.This Bulletin, from the DenverVS 2000 project, is the first in that series. These Bulletins will either contain or direct read-ers to tools to aid implementation, sources for technical assistance and related resources.

Denver Victim Services 2000 Needs Assessment


History of Denver VS2000

Denver VS2000 Needs Assessment

The Agency Survey

The Client Satisfaction Survey

Victim Focus Groups


For Further Information

Additional Resources


PDF and ASCII Files

This document was prepared by Erin Stark, project staff member of Denver Victim Services 2000, under grant number 1997-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 author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Office for Victims of Crime is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

October 2000

NCJ 183397

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