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First Response to Victims of Crime (DVD)

NCJ Number
211619
Date Published
April 2008
Length
0 pages
Agencies
OVC
Publication Series
Annotation
This video produced by the National Sheriffs' Association provides a unique glance at the individual impact of crime on victims and the steps law enforcement can take to best meet victims' needs.
Abstract
The crimes addressed in this video involving victims include sexual assault, drunk driving, homicide, human trafficking, and mass casualty crimes. Specific victim populations addressed include older victims, children, victims who have a disability, and immigrants. Individuals speak who have a firsthand perspective on the impact of crime. Law enforcement officers also speak; officers who know that providing a greater level of first response services to victims helps build trust, better relationships with the community, stronger cases, and helps victims begin the process of rebuilding their lives. Law enforcement officers, as first responders, are in a unique position to help victims cope with the trauma of a crime. This video, produced by the National Sheriffs' Association and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), provides a unique look at the individual impact of crime on victims and the steps that law enforcement can take to best meet the victims' needs.

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