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  Addressing Communication Barriers When Serving Crime Victims
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  Addressing the Holistic Needs of Crime Victims
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  Addressing the Legal Needs of Crime Victims
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  Build Your Own Body of Evidence-Based Knowledge
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  Building Resiliency within Child Abuse Organizations
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  Challenges and Opportunities for Supporting Nontraditional Victims
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  Child Victims: Providing Effective Rights Enforcement Representation
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  Confidentiality for Victims of Military Sexual Trauma
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  Developing an Effective Multidisciplinary Team
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  Elder Abuse in the LGBTQ Community
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  Engaging Survivors in Combating Human Trafficking
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  Helping Incarcerated Victims of Crime
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  Human Trafficking in Rural Communities
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  Impact of Crime Scene Clean Up
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  Improving Federal Agency Response to Sexual Violence in Indian Country
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  Incorporating LGBTQ Victims’ Needs into Mainstream Victim Services
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  Inner City Posttraumatic Stress
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  Language Access
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  Lessons Learned From Mass Violence
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  Outreach and Response to Teen Victims of Dating Violence
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  Postconviction Exonerations and Victim Assistance
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  Providing Appropriate Support for Military Victims of Sexual Assault
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  Responding to Confidential Victim Disclosures on a College Campus
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  Results-Oriented Victim Services
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  Serving Trafficking Victims in Immigrant Communities
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  Using Volunteers Effectively
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About the Forum

The HELP for Victim Service Providers message board is hosted by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), which provides leadership and funding on behalf of crime victims. OVC developed this resource as a tool for victim service providers and allied professionals to share ideas, suggestions, and recommendations concerning promising practices, best practices, and victim issues.

About OVC

OVC's mission is to enhance the nation's capacity to assist crime victims and to provide leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims.

OVC provides federal funds to support crime victim compensation and assistance programs across the nation. OVC also provides training for diverse professionals who work with victims, develops and disseminates publications, supports projects to enhance victims' rights and services, and educates the public about victim issues.

Take advantage of the many products and services OVC has to offer, from publications and videos to skill-building training sessions and comprehensive service and event databases. To learn more about OVC's valuable resources, see:

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