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Office of Justice Programs
Office for Victims of Crime
to Victims of Crime
A Handbook for Law Enforcement Officers
on How To Approach and Help
Victims of Sexual Assault
Victims of Domestic Violence
Victims of Alcohol-Related Driving Crashes
Survivors of Homicide Victims
Updated December 2001
Deborah J. Daniels
Assistant Attorney General
John W. Gillis
Director, Office for Victims of Crime
OVC Resource Center
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This handbook was prepared by the National Sheriffs Association
under grant number 97VFGX0002, awarded by the
Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S.
Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions
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.
Message From the Director
Basic Guidelines on Approaching
Victims of Crime
Tips For Responding to:
National Victim Resources
Victim Services Directory
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