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Suggested Events To Promote New Directions

The overall goal of New Directions is that each of its recommendations be reviewed, and where appropriate, implemented into communities across the Nation to ensure comprehensive and consistent rights and services for crime victims on the Federal, State, Tribal, and local levels. An important goal of New Directions is to provide the opportunity for key stakeholders in victims' rights and services to review its recommendations and, where appropriate and relevant, plan and implement initiatives based upon the recommendations to promote consistent and collaborative victims' rights and services.

This section of the Implementation Guide provides readers with three suggested strategies to bring key players throughout all justice systems, allied professions, State and local leaders, crime victims, and community members together to: assess current levels of crime victims' rights and services; identify important crime victim concerns; and establish priorities for implementing the field's recommendations contained in New Directions. These strategies include:

Step-by-step instructions are given for each strategy, including suggestions regarding: planning the event; who should be invited; publicizing the event; and suggested agenda topics. Throughout this Implementation Guide, many additional resource tools are provided that will assist efforts in planning and conducting these suggested events.


New Directions from the Field: Victims' Rights and Services for the 21st Century
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