istorically, the application of technological innovations to victim services has been a challenge for victim service providers. There are several reasons for this. Over the years, as
victim service providers became used to working under the constraints of insufficient resources and tight budgets, they assumed that technological innovations were out of reach or unnecessary for providing quality victim services. In addition, the knowledge and expertise required to use technology to design and implement solutions are often outside the usual purview of those working in the victim services field. This technology can intimidate those not familiar with it, making them reluctant to embrace it. Despite these challenges, today's victim service community is realizing that technology is more accessible, affordable, and critical to the efficiency and productivity of victim service agencies than ever before. As victim services evolve, service providers must determine how to use technology to capture, manage, and disseminate the large and growing amounts of information about and for victims of crime.
While researching innovative new technologies, Denver VS2000 participants became aware of many benefits technology offers the victim services field. Technology may be used to
The Denver VS2000 information system uses both simple and complex innovations to enhance services, increase efficiency, and improve the way victim service providers do their jobs. This system