This section is designed to provide ideas and strategies for implementing New Directions recommendations from the field on the local, State, Tribal, and national levels. While specific implementation strategies have not been developed for the international community, many of the strategies suggested below can be adapted to improve victims' rights and services throughout the world. This section contains the following information:
An At a Glance one-page overview of New Directions five global challenges for the field is provided. The global challenges serve as a summary of the five key areas of focus for the 250 recommendations presented in New Directions. The global challenges are formatted into a one-page overview sheet to ease reproduction for handouts at community forums and State task force meetings, or for inclusion in training materials.
States and communities across the Nation have found many uses for New Directions. These initial effortsincluding using New Directions as a planning tool and incorporating its comprehensive information into training curriculaare highlighted in this section to spur similar efforts on the local, State, Tribal, and national level.
There are countless strategies to implement the ideas, recommendations, and promising practices contained in New Directions. The strategies presented in this section include using New Directions to: enhance victims' rights; strengthen policies, procedures and protocol; establish seamless rights across the justice system; promote public awareness; and expand education and training efforts. Other ideas include creating New Directions Advisory Committees to help guide implementation efforts and as a tool for public policy change.