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Police services for victims

New Publication on Using Technology to Communicate with Victims

Video calls, web chats, and other forms of virtual communication have become mainstream and offer opportunities to enhance victim services delivery. However, using technology to effectively communicate with victims and witnesses requires more than choosing the right software.

A new publication is available to help law enforcement-based victim service providers assess their readiness to use virtual communication technologies. Establishing or Enhancing Law Enforcement-Based Victim Services...

OVC Partnerships With Law Enforcement

May 2018

Law enforcement personnel are often the first contact that victims of crime have. It is therefore critical that law enforcement understand the needs of crime victims and provide a trauma-informed response.

This 6-minute video discusses OVC-sponsored programs and resources to enhance the delivery of services to victims of crime by law enforcement agencies.


Response to Victims of Crime: Model Policy

Date Published
August 2010
Publication Type
Technical Assistance, Report (Technical Assistance), Report (Grant Sponsored), Legislation/Policy Description