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8 Publication(s) found.
  • OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications (3)
  • OJP Publications (5)
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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)
A News Media Guide for Victim Service Providers (September 2009)
OVC-Sponsored, 137 pages, NCJ 236256.
This media guide is intended to help victim service providers advise victims in their dealings with the media and serve the entire spectrum of the victim services field, from professionals who are branded new to their role as "victim media advisor" to those with decades of experience.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Guide for Journalists Who Report on Crime and Crime Victims (September 2009)
OVC-Sponsored, 66 pages, NCJ 236257.
This guide is designed to advise and assist journalists who seek to cover crime and victimization in a way that is sensitive to crime victims, yet still allows them to fulfill their role and responsibilities to the public as reporters.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
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AMBER Alert Best Practices (May 2012)
OJJDP, Report, 64 pages, NCJ 232271.
This guide is a compilation of the most effective and efficient strategies, provided by AMBER Alert partners and practitioners, for recovering missing or abducted children.
Abstract | PDF
Guide for Implementing or Enhancing an Endangered Missing Advisory (March 2011)
OJJDP, Report, 37 pages, NCJ 232001.
Describes how a community can establish a task force to create an endangered missing advisory (EMA) plan, which creates voluntary partnerships to rapidly recover missing persons who do not fit the AMBER Alert criteria but who may be in danger. EMAs help law enforcement notify the general public that someone is missing and ultimately save lives. The guide provides directions for developing, activating, and sustaining an EMA plan and includes sample plans and press releases.
Abstract | PDF 888 KB
Planning, Implementing and Operating Effective Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) Programs: Guidelines and Standards (October 2006)
BJA-Sponsored, Electronic Document, 44 pages, NCJ 234517.
This report provides recommendations and standards for planning, implementing, and operating an effective SAVIN Program.
Abstract | PDF
AMBER Alert: Best Practices Guide for Public Information Officers (July 2006)
OJJDP, 16 pages, NCJ 212703.
Describes the public information officer's (PIO's) job responsibilities and provides tips to maximize the PIO's effectiveness before, during, and after an AMBER Alert activation. It offers recommendations for helping law enforcement agencies achieve a smooth, rapid public warning activation program. This guide underscores the value of the PIO as an integral member of the public warning network, one who will be most helpful to the AMBER Alert team when he or she has been a key member from the outset.
Abstract | PDF 863 KB
AMBER Alert: Best Practices Guide for Broadcasters and Other Media Outlets (April 2005)
OJJDP, 10 pages, NCJ 208481.
Provides state, regional, and local authorities with the information necessary for developing and improving AMBER Alert initiatives and procedures.
Abstract | PDF 856 KB | HTML 47.93
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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)
AMBER Alert Best Practices (May 2012)
OJJDP, Report, 64 pages, NCJ 232271.
This guide is a compilation of the most effective and efficient strategies, provided by AMBER Alert partners and practitioners, for recovering missing or abducted children.
Abstract | PDF
Guide for Implementing or Enhancing an Endangered Missing Advisory (March 2011)
OJJDP, Report, 37 pages, NCJ 232001.
Describes how a community can establish a task force to create an endangered missing advisory (EMA) plan, which creates voluntary partnerships to rapidly recover missing persons who do not fit the AMBER Alert criteria but who may be in danger. EMAs help law enforcement notify the general public that someone is missing and ultimately save lives. The guide provides directions for developing, activating, and sustaining an EMA plan and includes sample plans and press releases.
Abstract | PDF 888 KB
A News Media Guide for Victim Service Providers (September 2009)
OVC-Sponsored, 137 pages, NCJ 236256.
This media guide is intended to help victim service providers advise victims in their dealings with the media and serve the entire spectrum of the victim services field, from professionals who are branded new to their role as "victim media advisor" to those with decades of experience.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Guide for Journalists Who Report on Crime and Crime Victims (September 2009)
OVC-Sponsored, 66 pages, NCJ 236257.
This guide is designed to advise and assist journalists who seek to cover crime and victimization in a way that is sensitive to crime victims, yet still allows them to fulfill their role and responsibilities to the public as reporters.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Planning, Implementing and Operating Effective Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) Programs: Guidelines and Standards (October 2006)
BJA-Sponsored, Electronic Document, 44 pages, NCJ 234517.
This report provides recommendations and standards for planning, implementing, and operating an effective SAVIN Program.
Abstract | PDF
AMBER Alert: Best Practices Guide for Public Information Officers (July 2006)
OJJDP, 16 pages, NCJ 212703.
Describes the public information officer's (PIO's) job responsibilities and provides tips to maximize the PIO's effectiveness before, during, and after an AMBER Alert activation. It offers recommendations for helping law enforcement agencies achieve a smooth, rapid public warning activation program. This guide underscores the value of the PIO as an integral member of the public warning network, one who will be most helpful to the AMBER Alert team when he or she has been a key member from the outset.
Abstract | PDF 863 KB
AMBER Alert: Best Practices Guide for Broadcasters and Other Media Outlets (April 2005)
OJJDP, 10 pages, NCJ 208481.
Provides state, regional, and local authorities with the information necessary for developing and improving AMBER Alert initiatives and procedures.
Abstract | PDF 856 KB | HTML 47.93
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