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HALOS Strategy: Community Collaborations for Children (May 2014)
OVC, OVC Training, NCJ 246834.
This online toolkit offers lessons learned and suggests strategies for replicating or establishing programs like the Helping and Lending Outreach Support (HALOS) program wherever foster families and relatives need additional support for the children in their care. It explains key components of program development, implementation, and sustainability; and includes sample forms and materials used by HALOS and the replicating organizations.
HTML
Part Of the OVC Training Series
Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma (April 2014)
OVC, 0 pages, NCJ 241394.
This video series addresses the needs of children exposed to crime, abuse, and violence; highlights major issues in child victimization; identifies promising practices for service providers and others working with young victims; and shows how trauma-informed care can help child victims recover to lead healthy, productive lives. A companion resource guide accompanies each video and public awareness posters are available for download.
Abstract | HTML
OVC Report to the Nation 2013, Fiscal Years 2011-2012: Transforming Today's Vision into Tomorrow's Reality (June 2013)
OVC, Report, 0 pages, NCJ 242598.
OVC's Report to the Nation summarizes the progress made in upholding crime victims' rights and providing high-quality services to victims, survivors, and communities during fiscal years 2011−2012. The online report highlights innovative programs and victim-centered initiatives, summarizes financial support to states and U.S. territories, and provides insight into OVC's strategic efforts to address both emerging and enduring challenges in order to expand and enhance victim assistance throughout the Nation.
Abstract | HTML
Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013)
OVC, Report, 63 pages, NCJ 239957.
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. The Final Report outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report) | PDF (Summary & Recommendations) | PDF (At a Glance Fact Sheet)
National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Child Abuse and Neglect (September 2012)
OVC, OVC Training, 22 pages, NCJ 240567.
This Resource Paper is part of a series of National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) Track 1: Foundation-Level Training documents covering eight topics. This paper includes statistics, definitions, impact/effects on victims, effective responses, and additional information designed to educate entry-level professionals and volunteers. Visit www.ovcttac.gov for additional NVAA training materials.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the OVC Training Series
OVC HELP Series for Crime Victims (June 2012)
OVC
This series of nine brochures features information and resources for victims of crime and victim service professionals on the topics of assault, child abuse, domestic violence, homicide, impaired driving, robbery, sexual violence, and stalking. Each brochure defines a type of victimization; discusses what to do if you are a victim of this crime and where to go for help; and provides resources for more information and assistance.
HTML
What You Can Do If You Are A Victim of Crime (2010)
OVC, BC 000767.
This OVC brochure explains the rights of victims of crime and the compensation and assistance resources available to them. It also lists national organizations that help victims find information or obtain referrals.
PDF | HTML
Victim Impact: Listen and Learn Curriculum (February 2009)
OVC, 286 pages, NCJ 224257.
This OVC-funded curriculum is geared toward helping offenders to become aware of the impact that crime has on victims and then to take responsibility and make amends for their actions. The online-only curriculum consists of 13 units, built around 10 core crime topics: property crime, assault, robbery, hate and bias, gang violence, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, drunk and impaired driving, and homicide, plus chapters on implementing the program, the victim experience and making amends to victims. Victims and survivors speak about their experiences in the accompanying video clips.
Abstract | PDF (Facilitator Manual, Part 1) | PDF (Facilitator Manual, Part 2) | PDF (Participant Workbook) | HTML
Victim Impact: Listen and Learn (September 2008)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 223072.
This 57-minute DVD features the first-person accounts of 14 men and women who share their experiences as crime victims and the ripple effect that victimization can have on family members and the community at large. It is an effective training resource for victim service providers seeking to improve their understanding of the physical, emotional, financial, and psychological effects of crime.
Abstract | HTML (Clip Transcript) | HTML (Electronic Only Curriculum) | Video (WMV Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
A Victim-Centered Approach to Crimes Against American Indian and Alaska Native Children (August 2008)
OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 223 pages, NCJ 235247.
This Guide is intended to give the legal drafting committees of tribal governments an overview of comparative federal, tribal, and state statutory provisions for the drafting of new or amended tribal child protection laws.
Abstract | PDF | DOC
Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (June 2008)
OVC, OVC Fact Sheets, FS 000314.
Since 1989, OVC's Children's Justice Act grant program has provided funds and technical assistance to help AI/AN communities to better handle serious child abuse cases from disclosure and investigation through prosecution and case resolution. This fact sheet discusses activities funded through CJA, eligibility, and supportive training and technical assistance for grantees.
HTML
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Recommendations to Improve the Criminal Justice System Response to Child Victims and Witnesses (June 1999)
OVC, OVC Others, 32 pages, NCJ 176983.
This monograph describes the best practices and programs that focus on the most effective response to child victims and child witnesses by all those who work in our criminal justice system.
Abstract | PDF | HTML | TEXT
Part Of the OVC Others Series
Improving Tribal/Federal Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse Cases Through Agency Cooperation (1998)
OVC, Bulletin, 7 pages, NCJ 172877.
This bulletin encourages close cooperation between tribal and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure effective investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. Employing multiagency protocols and teams, for instance, helps address the jurisdictional overlap and confusion in oversight that often leads to multiple investigations and child interviews, which result in unnecessary victim trauma.
Abstract | PDF | HTML | TEXT
Learning All About Court With "BJ": An Activity Book for Children Going To Federal or Tribal Court (1996)
OVC, 40 pages, NCJ 167252.
This activity book contains games, puzzles, and information designed to instruct children on the jobs performed by tribal and federal court personnel.
Abstract | PDF
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Child and Youth Victimization Known to Police, School, and Medical Authorities (April 2012)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 8 pages, NCJ 235394.
This bulletin presents survey results from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding authorities' knowledge of victimization incidents involving children and youth, particularly police, school, and medical authorities.
Abstract | PDF 581 KB | HTML (EPUB) | HTML (MOBI)
Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
Child and Youth Victimization Known to Police, School, and Medical Authorities (April 2012)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 8 pages, NCJ 235394.
This bulletin presents survey results from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding authorities' knowledge of victimization incidents involving children and youth, particularly police, school, and medical authorities.
Abstract | PDF 581 KB | HTML (EPUB) | HTML (MOBI)
Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
U.S. Attorney General's Defending Childhood Initiative: Formative Evaluation of the Phase I Demonstration Program (November 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 16 pages, NCJ 236563.
This report describes the nature and scope of children's exposure to violence in eight demonstration sites, describing the common and unique strategies the sites chose for addressing the problem, and drawing key lessons so that other jurisdictions seeking to address children's exposure to violence in their own communities can learn from the current evaluation of the Defending Childhood Initiative.
Abstract | PDF
Polyvictimization: Children's Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime, and Abuse (October 2011)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 12 pages, NCJ 235504.
This bulletin focuses on polyvictimization, which is defined as having experienced multiple victimization of different kinds, such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, bullying, and exposure to family violence.
Abstract | PDF | HTML (EPUB) | HTML (MOBI)
Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
Polyvictimization: Children's Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime, and Abuse (October 2011)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 12 pages, NCJ 235504.
This bulletin focuses on polyvictimization, which is defined as having experienced multiple victimization of different kinds, such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, bullying, and exposure to family violence.
Abstract | PDF | HTML (EPUB) | HTML (MOBI)
Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
Toward a Better Way to Interview Child Victims of Sexual Abuse (March 2011)
NIJ, Article, NIJ Journal, 4 pages, NCJ 233282.
This article discusses a study examining the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Investigative Interview Protocol of child victims of sexual abuse.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
Randomized Trial of Healthy Families New York (HFNY): Does Home Visiting Prevent Child Maltreatment? (January 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 156 pages, NCJ 232945.
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a state-administered home visitation program based on the Healthy Families America model, Health Families New York, in the prevention of child maltreatment and risk of delinquency.
Abstract | PDF
The Greenbook Initiative Final Evaluation Report (January 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 123 pages, NCJ 233290.
This final evaluation report on the implementation of the Greenbook Initiative (GI) - which consists of guidelines proposed by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for intervening effectively in cases of domestic violence and child maltreatment - assesses the extent to which GI implementation activities facilitated cross-system and within-system change and practice in child welfare agencies, dependency courts, and domestic-violence service providers.
Abstract | PDF
The Nexus Between Economics and Family Violence: The Expected Impact of Recent Economic Declines on the Rates and Patterns of Intimate, Child and Elder Abuse (March 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 45 pages, NCJ 229913.
This study reviews the research on the extent to which one or more economic dimensions (income, employment status, or status incompatibility) are at least minimally correlated with one or more variations of family violence (intimate partner abuse, child abuse, or elder abuse).
Abstract | PDF
Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Technical Guide (April 2009)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, 310 pages, NCJ 223570.
This toolkit provides practical and comprehensive guidance in measuring court performance in child abuse and neglect cases, measuring the effects of activities performed and determining what works and what does not work.
Abstract | PDF 7 MB
Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Technical Guide (April 2009)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, 310 pages, NCJ 223570.
This toolkit provides practical and comprehensive guidance in measuring court performance in child abuse and neglect cases, measuring the effects of activities performed and determining what works and what does not work.
Abstract | PDF 7 MB
Evaluating Children's Advocacy Centers' Response to Child Sexual Abuse (August 2008)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, 12 pages, NCJ 218530.
This report presents an overview of a four-site evaluation of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs), which were established to provide a sensitive environment for child sexual abuse victims and other child-maltreatment victims, as well as their families, in the course of investigating their cases.
Abstract | PDF 306 KB
Evaluating Children's Advocacy Centers' Response to Child Sexual Abuse (August 2008)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, 12 pages, NCJ 218530.
This report presents an overview of a four-site evaluation of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs), which were established to provide a sensitive environment for child sexual abuse victims and other child-maltreatment victims, as well as their families, in the course of investigating their cases.
Abstract | PDF 306 KB
Do Best Practice Interviews with Child Abuse Victims Influence Case Processing? (2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 123 pages, NCJ 224524.
This study examined the effects of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's (NICHD's) protocol for interviewing suspected child victims of abuse on case outcomes.
Abstract | PDF
Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse (May 2007)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, OJJDP Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse, LT000527.
Presents an overview of the 13 titles currently in OJJDP's Portable Guides Series, which provides practical information on investigating child abuse and neglect. Designed primarily for quick, on-the-job reference by police officers and detectives, the guides are also useful for social workers, physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, psychologists, attorneys, judges-anyone on the frontlines of reporting, investigating, and prosecuting crimes against children. Visit www.ncjrs.gov for information on obtaining these products.
PDF 141 KB
Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse (May 2007)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, OJJDP Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse, LT000527.
Presents an overview of the 13 titles currently in OJJDP's Portable Guides Series, which provides practical information on investigating child abuse and neglect. Designed primarily for quick, on-the-job reference by police officers and detectives, the guides are also useful for social workers, physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, psychologists, attorneys, judges-anyone on the frontlines of reporting, investigating, and prosecuting crimes against children. Visit www.ncjrs.gov for information on obtaining these products.
PDF 141 KB
American Indians and Crime: A BJS Statistical Profile, 1992-2002 (December 2004)
BJS, 56 pages, NCJ 203097.
This report presents data analysis on the effects and consequences of violent crime among American Indians. From 1976 to 2001, an estimated 3,738 American Indians were murdered. Data also shows that the rate of violent victimization, estimated from responses by American Indians, is well above that of other U.S. racial or ethnic subgroups and is more than twice as high as the national average.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Child Sexual Abuse on New Mexico Tribal Land, 1999-2004 (November 2004)
BJS-Sponsored, Grant, 22 pages, NCJ 212236.
This study determined whether there were any differences between reported child sexual abuse cases that originated on New Mexico's tribal lands compared to nontribal areas, based on data from a program in Albuquerque, NM, that serves abused, neglected, and traumatized children and their families.
Abstract | PDF
Violence Against Women: Identifying Risk Factors, Research in Brief (November 2004)
NIJ, Report, NIJ Research in Brief, 16 pages, NCJ 197019.
This NIJ Research in Brief addresses whether sexual and physical abuse in childhood and adolescence are risk factors for becoming a victim of violence against women as an adult.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the NIJ Research in Brief Series
Child Victimizers: Violent Offenders and Their Victims (March 1996)
BJS, 32 pages, NCJ 153258.
This report provides an analysis of the most serious types of child abuse and child victimization, in which the child was murdered or the offender was incarcerated. This report is based on data from a nationally representative sample of state inmates in 1991 and from homicide statistics from law enforcement agencies.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Cycle of Violence Revisited (1996)
NIJ, NIJ Research Preview, 4 pages, NCJ 184206.
This NIJ Research Preview describes findings in a series of ongoing studies of the potential "cycle of violence" for young victims of abuse and neglect. Children identified in court cases as victims of physical and sexual abuse and neglect were tracked over time to examine risk factors, criminal justice interventions, and arrest rates as they grew into adulthood.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the NIJ Research Preview Series
Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse--Later Criminal Consequences, Research in Brief (1995)
NIJ, NIJ Research in Brief, 8 pages, NCJ 151525.
This NIJ Research in Brief examines the criminal consequences in adulthood of a particular type of childhood victimization: sexual abuse.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Part Of the NIJ Research in Brief Series
Helping to Prevent Child Abuse--and Future Criminal Consequences: Hawai'i Healthy Start (1995)
NIJ, NIJ Program Focus, 12 pages, NCJ 156216.
This NIJ Program Focus report describes the Hawaii Healthy Start program, which uses home visitors from the community to provide services to at-risk families. Program goals are to reduce family stress and improve family functioning, improve parenting skills, enhance child health and development, and prevent abuse and neglect.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases (1995)
OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, 170 pages, NCJ 156842.
These guidelines aim to set forth the essential elements of properly conducted family court proceedings in cases involved child abuse and neglect by describing family court functions, outlining the efficient maintenance of court calendars, explaining court staffing and organizational issues, and clarifying associated costs with these procedures.
Abstract | PDF
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HALOS Strategy: Community Collaborations for Children (May 2014)
OVC, OVC Training, NCJ 246834.
This online toolkit offers lessons learned and suggests strategies for replicating or establishing programs like the Helping and Lending Outreach Support (HALOS) program wherever foster families and relatives need additional support for the children in their care. It explains key components of program development, implementation, and sustainability; and includes sample forms and materials used by HALOS and the replicating organizations.
HTML
Part Of the OVC Training Series
Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma (April 2014)
OVC, 0 pages, NCJ 241394.
This video series addresses the needs of children exposed to crime, abuse, and violence; highlights major issues in child victimization; identifies promising practices for service providers and others working with young victims; and shows how trauma-informed care can help child victims recover to lead healthy, productive lives. A companion resource guide accompanies each video and public awareness posters are available for download.
Abstract | HTML
OVC Report to the Nation 2013, Fiscal Years 2011-2012: Transforming Today's Vision into Tomorrow's Reality (June 2013)
OVC, Report, 0 pages, NCJ 242598.
OVC's Report to the Nation summarizes the progress made in upholding crime victims' rights and providing high-quality services to victims, survivors, and communities during fiscal years 2011−2012. The online report highlights innovative programs and victim-centered initiatives, summarizes financial support to states and U.S. territories, and provides insight into OVC's strategic efforts to address both emerging and enduring challenges in order to expand and enhance victim assistance throughout the Nation.
Abstract | HTML
Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013)
OVC, Report, 63 pages, NCJ 239957.
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. The Final Report outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report) | PDF (Summary & Recommendations) | PDF (At a Glance Fact Sheet)
National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Child Abuse and Neglect (September 2012)
OVC, OVC Training, 22 pages, NCJ 240567.
This Resource Paper is part of a series of National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) Track 1: Foundation-Level Training documents covering eight topics. This paper includes statistics, definitions, impact/effects on victims, effective responses, and additional information designed to educate entry-level professionals and volunteers. Visit www.ovcttac.gov for additional NVAA training materials.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the OVC Training Series
OVC HELP Series for Crime Victims (June 2012)
OVC
This series of nine brochures features information and resources for victims of crime and victim service professionals on the topics of assault, child abuse, domestic violence, homicide, impaired driving, robbery, sexual violence, and stalking. Each brochure defines a type of victimization; discusses what to do if you are a victim of this crime and where to go for help; and provides resources for more information and assistance.
HTML
Child and Youth Victimization Known to Police, School, and Medical Authorities (April 2012)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 8 pages, NCJ 235394.
This bulletin presents survey results from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding authorities' knowledge of victimization incidents involving children and youth, particularly police, school, and medical authorities.
Abstract | PDF 581 KB | HTML (EPUB) | HTML (MOBI)
Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
Child and Youth Victimization Known to Police, School, and Medical Authorities (April 2012)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 8 pages, NCJ 235394.
This bulletin presents survey results from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding authorities' knowledge of victimization incidents involving children and youth, particularly police, school, and medical authorities.
Abstract | PDF 581 KB | HTML (EPUB) | HTML (MOBI)
Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
U.S. Attorney General's Defending Childhood Initiative: Formative Evaluation of the Phase I Demonstration Program (November 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 16 pages, NCJ 236563.
This report describes the nature and scope of children's exposure to violence in eight demonstration sites, describing the common and unique strategies the sites chose for addressing the problem, and drawing key lessons so that other jurisdictions seeking to address children's exposure to violence in their own communities can learn from the current evaluation of the Defending Childhood Initiative.
Abstract | PDF
Polyvictimization: Children's Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime, and Abuse (October 2011)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 12 pages, NCJ 235504.
This bulletin focuses on polyvictimization, which is defined as having experienced multiple victimization of different kinds, such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, bullying, and exposure to family violence.
Abstract | PDF | HTML (EPUB) | HTML (MOBI)
Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
Polyvictimization: Children's Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime, and Abuse (October 2011)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 12 pages, NCJ 235504.
This bulletin focuses on polyvictimization, which is defined as having experienced multiple victimization of different kinds, such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, bullying, and exposure to family violence.
Abstract | PDF | HTML (EPUB) | HTML (MOBI)
Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
Toward a Better Way to Interview Child Victims of Sexual Abuse (March 2011)
NIJ, Article, NIJ Journal, 4 pages, NCJ 233282.
This article discusses a study examining the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Investigative Interview Protocol of child victims of sexual abuse.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Part Of the NIJ Journal Series
Randomized Trial of Healthy Families New York (HFNY): Does Home Visiting Prevent Child Maltreatment? (January 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 156 pages, NCJ 232945.
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a state-administered home visitation program based on the Healthy Families America model, Health Families New York, in the prevention of child maltreatment and risk of delinquency.
Abstract | PDF
The Greenbook Initiative Final Evaluation Report (January 2011)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 123 pages, NCJ 233290.
This final evaluation report on the implementation of the Greenbook Initiative (GI) - which consists of guidelines proposed by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for intervening effectively in cases of domestic violence and child maltreatment - assesses the extent to which GI implementation activities facilitated cross-system and within-system change and practice in child welfare agencies, dependency courts, and domestic-violence service providers.
Abstract | PDF
The Nexus Between Economics and Family Violence: The Expected Impact of Recent Economic Declines on the Rates and Patterns of Intimate, Child and Elder Abuse (March 2010)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 45 pages, NCJ 229913.
This study reviews the research on the extent to which one or more economic dimensions (income, employment status, or status incompatibility) are at least minimally correlated with one or more variations of family violence (intimate partner abuse, child abuse, or elder abuse).
Abstract | PDF
What You Can Do If You Are A Victim of Crime (2010)
OVC, BC 000767.
This OVC brochure explains the rights of victims of crime and the compensation and assistance resources available to them. It also lists national organizations that help victims find information or obtain referrals.
PDF | HTML
Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Technical Guide (April 2009)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, 310 pages, NCJ 223570.
This toolkit provides practical and comprehensive guidance in measuring court performance in child abuse and neglect cases, measuring the effects of activities performed and determining what works and what does not work.
Abstract | PDF 7 MB
Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Technical Guide (April 2009)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, 310 pages, NCJ 223570.
This toolkit provides practical and comprehensive guidance in measuring court performance in child abuse and neglect cases, measuring the effects of activities performed and determining what works and what does not work.
Abstract | PDF 7 MB
Victim Impact: Listen and Learn Curriculum (February 2009)
OVC, 286 pages, NCJ 224257.
This OVC-funded curriculum is geared toward helping offenders to become aware of the impact that crime has on victims and then to take responsibility and make amends for their actions. The online-only curriculum consists of 13 units, built around 10 core crime topics: property crime, assault, robbery, hate and bias, gang violence, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, drunk and impaired driving, and homicide, plus chapters on implementing the program, the victim experience and making amends to victims. Victims and survivors speak about their experiences in the accompanying video clips.
Abstract | PDF (Facilitator Manual, Part 1) | PDF (Facilitator Manual, Part 2) | PDF (Participant Workbook) | HTML
Victim Impact: Listen and Learn (September 2008)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 223072.
This 57-minute DVD features the first-person accounts of 14 men and women who share their experiences as crime victims and the ripple effect that victimization can have on family members and the community at large. It is an effective training resource for victim service providers seeking to improve their understanding of the physical, emotional, financial, and psychological effects of crime.
Abstract | HTML (Clip Transcript) | HTML (Electronic Only Curriculum) | Video (WMV Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
A Victim-Centered Approach to Crimes Against American Indian and Alaska Native Children (August 2008)
OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 223 pages, NCJ 235247.
This Guide is intended to give the legal drafting committees of tribal governments an overview of comparative federal, tribal, and state statutory provisions for the drafting of new or amended tribal child protection laws.
Abstract | PDF | DOC
Evaluating Children's Advocacy Centers' Response to Child Sexual Abuse (August 2008)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, 12 pages, NCJ 218530.
This report presents an overview of a four-site evaluation of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs), which were established to provide a sensitive environment for child sexual abuse victims and other child-maltreatment victims, as well as their families, in the course of investigating their cases.
Abstract | PDF 306 KB
Evaluating Children's Advocacy Centers' Response to Child Sexual Abuse (August 2008)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, 12 pages, NCJ 218530.
This report presents an overview of a four-site evaluation of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs), which were established to provide a sensitive environment for child sexual abuse victims and other child-maltreatment victims, as well as their families, in the course of investigating their cases.
Abstract | PDF 306 KB
Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (June 2008)
OVC, OVC Fact Sheets, FS 000314.
Since 1989, OVC's Children's Justice Act grant program has provided funds and technical assistance to help AI/AN communities to better handle serious child abuse cases from disclosure and investigation through prosecution and case resolution. This fact sheet discusses activities funded through CJA, eligibility, and supportive training and technical assistance for grantees.
HTML
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
Do Best Practice Interviews with Child Abuse Victims Influence Case Processing? (2008)
NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 123 pages, NCJ 224524.
This study examined the effects of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's (NICHD's) protocol for interviewing suspected child victims of abuse on case outcomes.
Abstract | PDF
Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse (May 2007)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, OJJDP Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse, LT000527.
Presents an overview of the 13 titles currently in OJJDP's Portable Guides Series, which provides practical information on investigating child abuse and neglect. Designed primarily for quick, on-the-job reference by police officers and detectives, the guides are also useful for social workers, physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, psychologists, attorneys, judges-anyone on the frontlines of reporting, investigating, and prosecuting crimes against children. Visit www.ncjrs.gov for information on obtaining these products.
PDF 141 KB
Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse (May 2007)
OJJDP, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, OJJDP Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse, LT000527.
Presents an overview of the 13 titles currently in OJJDP's Portable Guides Series, which provides practical information on investigating child abuse and neglect. Designed primarily for quick, on-the-job reference by police officers and detectives, the guides are also useful for social workers, physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, psychologists, attorneys, judges-anyone on the frontlines of reporting, investigating, and prosecuting crimes against children. Visit www.ncjrs.gov for information on obtaining these products.
PDF 141 KB
American Indians and Crime: A BJS Statistical Profile, 1992-2002 (December 2004)
BJS, 56 pages, NCJ 203097.
This report presents data analysis on the effects and consequences of violent crime among American Indians. From 1976 to 2001, an estimated 3,738 American Indians were murdered. Data also shows that the rate of violent victimization, estimated from responses by American Indians, is well above that of other U.S. racial or ethnic subgroups and is more than twice as high as the national average.
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
Child Sexual Abuse on New Mexico Tribal Land, 1999-2004 (November 2004)
BJS-Sponsored, Grant, 22 pages, NCJ 212236.
This study determined whether there were any differences between reported child sexual abuse cases that originated on New Mexico's tribal lands compared to nontribal areas, based on data from a program in Albuquerque, NM, that serves abused, neglected, and traumatized children and their families.
Abstract | PDF
Violence Against Women: Identifying Risk Factors, Research in Brief (November 2004)
NIJ, Report, NIJ Research in Brief, 16 pages, NCJ 197019.
This NIJ Research in Brief addresses whether sexual and physical abuse in childhood and adolescence are risk factors for becoming a victim of violence against women as an adult.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the NIJ Research in Brief Series
Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Recommendations to Improve the Criminal Justice System Response to Child Victims and Witnesses (June 1999)
OVC, OVC Others, 32 pages, NCJ 176983.
This monograph describes the best practices and programs that focus on the most effective response to child victims and child witnesses by all those who work in our criminal justice system.
Abstract | PDF | HTML | TEXT
Part Of the OVC Others Series
Improving Tribal/Federal Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse Cases Through Agency Cooperation (1998)
OVC, Bulletin, 7 pages, NCJ 172877.
This bulletin encourages close cooperation between tribal and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure effective investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. Employing multiagency protocols and teams, for instance, helps address the jurisdictional overlap and confusion in oversight that often leads to multiple investigations and child interviews, which result in unnecessary victim trauma.
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Child Victimizers: Violent Offenders and Their Victims (March 1996)
BJS, 32 pages, NCJ 153258.
This report provides an analysis of the most serious types of child abuse and child victimization, in which the child was murdered or the offender was incarcerated. This report is based on data from a nationally representative sample of state inmates in 1991 and from homicide statistics from law enforcement agencies.
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Learning All About Court With "BJ": An Activity Book for Children Going To Federal or Tribal Court (1996)
OVC, 40 pages, NCJ 167252.
This activity book contains games, puzzles, and information designed to instruct children on the jobs performed by tribal and federal court personnel.
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Cycle of Violence Revisited (1996)
NIJ, NIJ Research Preview, 4 pages, NCJ 184206.
This NIJ Research Preview describes findings in a series of ongoing studies of the potential "cycle of violence" for young victims of abuse and neglect. Children identified in court cases as victims of physical and sexual abuse and neglect were tracked over time to examine risk factors, criminal justice interventions, and arrest rates as they grew into adulthood.
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Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse--Later Criminal Consequences, Research in Brief (1995)
NIJ, NIJ Research in Brief, 8 pages, NCJ 151525.
This NIJ Research in Brief examines the criminal consequences in adulthood of a particular type of childhood victimization: sexual abuse.
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Helping to Prevent Child Abuse--and Future Criminal Consequences: Hawai'i Healthy Start (1995)
NIJ, NIJ Program Focus, 12 pages, NCJ 156216.
This NIJ Program Focus report describes the Hawaii Healthy Start program, which uses home visitors from the community to provide services to at-risk families. Program goals are to reduce family stress and improve family functioning, improve parenting skills, enhance child health and development, and prevent abuse and neglect.
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Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases (1995)
OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, 170 pages, NCJ 156842.
These guidelines aim to set forth the essential elements of properly conducted family court proceedings in cases involved child abuse and neglect by describing family court functions, outlining the efficient maintenance of court calendars, explaining court staffing and organizational issues, and clarifying associated costs with these procedures.
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