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Program Seeks to Increase and Improve Law Enforcement-Based Victim Services

A recently published article in the Community Policing Dispatch e-newsletter highlights the Office for Victims of Crime-supported Law Enforcement-Based Victim Services and Technical Assistance Program (LEV Program).

Through the LEV Program, the Office for Victims of Crime provides funding to increase the number of victim service programs in state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies. With additional sites being funded by the Office for Victims of Crime in FY 2020, more than 70 law enforcement agencies across the country will be actively working to improve law enforcement–based victim services.

The Office for Victims of Crime also provides funding for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to serve as the LEV Program’s training and technical assistance provider. The Office for Victims of Crime and the International Association of Chiefs of Police are working to ensure that customized training and technical assistance are available to program grantees and are making it a priority to develop resources for all law enforcement agencies seeking to improve their victim service programs.

Read the Law Enforcement-Based Victim Services: Upholding Rights, Developing Programs, Improving Service to Victims Program article to learn more.

The Community Policing Dispatch monthly e-newsletter is produced by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Date Created: August 4, 2020