2009 IACP/LogIn Excellence in Victim Services Award Winners

The awards were presented at the IACP/LogIn Excellence in Victim Services Award luncheon held during the 116th Annual IACP Conference in Denver, Colorado on October, 5th 2009.

 

Small Agency Category

State College Police Department
Victim Centered Intensive Case Management Unit (VCICM)
State College, Pennsylvania
Small Agency Category

 

The State College, Pennsylvania Police Department created the Victim Centered Intensive Case Management (VCICM) Unit in 2006 to centralize and coordinate the response to domestic violence and stalking cases, to improve the criminal justice response to victims, and to increase victim safety by improving the accountability of offenders. The unit works diligently to oversee the county response to victims and strives to ensure victims are treated with empathy and respect throughout the investigative and judicial processes.

 

Convention Photo by Joe Orlando Inc.

From left to right: Carroll Ann Ellis, Director, Victim Services Division, Fairfax County (VA) Police Department; Chief Thomas King, State College Police Department; Chief Carl Wolf, Vice President/Treasurer, International Association of Chiefs of Police; Joye Frost, Acting Director, Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

 

Medium Agency Category

Irvine Police Department
Family Violence Prevention Project
Irvine, California
Medium Agency Category

 

The Irvine, California Police Department’s (IPD) victim response philosophy identifies that any comprehensive victim response initiative must also consider prevention, and that the term “victim” should also include family members, neighbors or friends who are emotionally or financially impacted by a criminal act. Leadership within IPD has created a Family Violence Prevention Focus Group in where partners, including sworn and civilian members, currently participate with the mission of the Family Violence Prevention Project to implement sustainable and proactive strategies to reduce the occurrence of family violence while increasing the rate of victim reporting.

 

Convention Photo by Joe Orlando Inc.

From left to right: Carroll Ann Ellis, Director, Victim Services Division, Fairfax County (VA) Police Department; Commander Mike Hamel, Irvine Police Department; Detective Sergeant John Condon, Irvine Police Department; Chief Carl Wolf, Vice President/Treasurer, International Association of Chiefs of Police; Chief David L. Maggard, Jr., Irvine Police Department; Joye Frost, Acting Director, Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

 

Large Agency Category

Arlington Police Department
Victim Assistance Program
Arlington, Texas
Large Agency Category

 

The Arlington, Texas Police Department (APD) created their Victim Assistance Program to provide services to victims and family members with the goal of lessening the short and long-term trauma experienced as a direct result of victimization. Services to victims provided through the Program include crisis intervention and follow up assistance, facilitating utilization of available resources, safety planning, guiding victims through the criminal justice system process, and assisting victims with identified short and long-term needs.

 

Convention Photo by Joe Orlando Inc.

From left to right: Carroll Ann Ellis, Director, Victim Services Division, Fairfax County (VA) Police Department; Derrelynn Perryman, LCSW, Victim Services Coordinator, Arlington Police Department; Chief Carl Wolf, Vice President/Treasurer, International Association of Chiefs of Police; Theron L. Bowman, Ph.D., Chief of Police, Arlington Police Department; Joye Frost, Acting Director, Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

 

Extra Large Agency Category

Metropolitan Police Dept. of Nashville and Davidson County
Integrated Victim Services
Nashville, Tennessee
Extra Large Agency Category

 

The Metropolitan Police Department of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, has instituted, supported, and continuously expanded programs to respond to the needs of crime victims, their family members, and others affected by the crime within the community for over 35 years. Although the components of the services have evolved throughout their history as needs of the community have changed, the department has always held to the premise that anyone affected by violent crime should be offered free and immediate crisis intervention and follow up counseling.

 

Convention Photo by Joe Orlando Inc.

From left to right: Carroll Ann Ellis, Director, Victim Services Division, Fairfax County (VA) Police Department; Carol Gipson, Ph.D., Domestic Violence Crisis Counseling Supervisor, Metropolitan Police Department; Lorraine W. Greene, Ph.D., Executive Staff and Manager, Behavioral Health Services Division, Metropolitan Police Department; Chief Carl Wolf, Vice President/Treasurer, International Association of Chiefs of Police; Amy Griffith Taylor, MSSW, Victim Intervention Program Crisis Counseling Supervisor, Metropolitan Police Department; Joye Frost, Acting Director, Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

 

Honorable Mention

Agencies selected as honorable mentions were the University of New Hampshire Police Department, the Abington, Pennsylvania Township Police Department, the Mesa, Arizona Police Department, and the Albuquerque, New Mexico Police Department.

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