Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims: Downloadable Resources
These resources will assist your department in the implementation of the Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims Strategy.
One of the most effective methods of implementing change is incorporating the core concepts of the Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims Strategy into your policies and procedures. The Model Policy on Response to Victims of Crime and accompanying Concepts & Issues Paper are now available at no charge to law enforcement agencies. Integrating these documents can be a short-term goal that is created under the "Starting" section of the Implementation Guide or a part of developing a detailed action plan in the "Implementation" section of the Implementation Guide.
Model Policy on Response to Victims of Crime
The purpose of this policy is to emphasize that an effective response to the needs of crime victims is an integral part of the law enforcement mission. This essential function, performed by both sworn and civilian personnel, should address victims' needs by establishing a sequence of support as victims progress through the various phases of the criminal justice process.
Response to Victims of Crime Concepts & Issues Paper
This paper is designed to accompany the Model Policy on Response to Victims of Crime established by the IACP National Law Enforcement Policy Center. It provides essential background material and supporting documentation on the developmental philosophy and implementation requirements of the Model Policy. This material will be of value to law enforcement executives in their efforts to tailor the Model Policy to the requirements and circumstances of their communities and their law enforcement agencies.