Victim Services

Victim Services

People who experience victimization are often not prepared for the way it will impact their lives. Many times, they are not aware of their rights, how the criminal justice system works, or what type of resources are available to support or compensate them and their families. Law enforcement is uniquely positioned to connect those who have experienced victimization with victim services – leading to enhanced trust and confidence and overall improvement of quality of life and community relationships.

Infusion of victim services into law enforcement response may help prepare victims to participate in the criminal justice system more effectively and empower them to engage with professionals and services aimed at responding to their unique identified needs.

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Child Abuse

Child abuse and neglect have been traditionally regarded as the principal responsibility of child protective services and social welfare agencies. However, research has demonstrated that a...

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Death Notification

Law enforcement agencies should require that all officers become familiar with the concepts and procedures regarding death notification so as to provide surviving family members with sufficient useful...

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