Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $275,982)
Through the FY 2018 Law Enforcement-Based Direct Victims Services and Technical Assistance Program, OVC seeks to support projects that will develop or enhance and sustain direct victim assistance service programs within law enforcement-based systems and better coordinate partnerships with community-based programs to serve the broader needs and rights of all crime victims. Funding under this program will support direct victim assistance service grants to state, tribal, and local law enforcement agencies in small, mid-sized, and large jurisdictions to hire staff to develop new or enhance existing law enforcement-based victim service programs.
With this award, the City of Riverton Police Department (RPD) will hire a Victim Assistance Law Enforcement Trainer (VALET) and collaborate with the RPD Victim Assistance Office to provide victim services. The VALET Liaison will assist the Victim Witness Coordinator and the Victim Specialist by providing direct services to the most vulnerable, homeless, transient, and underserved victims. The program will establish an Officer Training Program and engage the professional community by organizing a Coordinated Community Response Team to produce a community resource guide and best practices document. CA/NCF.