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OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

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)
 
Outreach to Underserved Teen Victims of Crime (2012) OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 40 pages, NCJ 238800.
The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and the National Center for Victims of Crime (National Center), with funding from OVC, produced this guidebook and accompanying Web-based resources to provide an overview of the challenges faced in conducting outreach to underserved teen victims of crime. The materials highlight examples of the various projects and resources developed and implemented in local communities through the Underserved Teen Victims Initiative.
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
 
Multimedia Program To Improve Criminal Justice System Participation and Reduce Distress Among Physically Injured Crime Victims (April 2006) OVC, 8 pages, NCJ 212974.
This multimedia program offers victims an educational DVD, brochure, and bulletin for use during their hospitalization for crime-related injuries. The program provides victims of violent crime with information about emotional responses to victimization, elements of medical follow-up, physical rehabilitation processes, and the criminal justice system.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
 
Safe Harbor: A School-Based Victim Assistance/Violence Prevention Program (December 2002) OVC, Bulletin, OVC Others, 8 pages, NCJ 193464.
This bulletin describes Safe Harbor, a promising practice for addressing violence prevention and victim assistance issues in schools. It summarizes implementation issues and program evaluation results at 10 replication sites around the United States. Useful for teachers, administrators, and victim assistance professionals.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Part Of the OVC Others Series
 

OJP Publications

Violence and Victimization Research Division's Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women, 1993-2013 (December 2013) NIJ, 189 pages, NCJ 223572.
This regularly updated compendium lists and briefly describes all of the projects funded under the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) Violence Against Women and Family Violence Program.
Abstract | PDF (Full Document) | PDF (Title) | PDF (Table of Contents) | PDF (Part A) | PDF (Part B) | PDF (Part C) | PDF (Part D) | PDF (Part E) | PDF (Part F) | PDF (Part G) | PDF (Part H) | PDF (Part I) | PDF (Part J) | PDF (Grants Index)
 
Technology, Teen Dating Violence and Abuse, and Bullying (July 2013) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 198 pages, NCJ 243296.
The goal of this project was to expand knowledge about the types of violence and abuse experiences youth have via technology (e.g., social networking sites, texting on cell phones), and how the experience of such cyber abuse within teen dating relationships or through bullying relates to other life factors.
Abstract | PDF
 
Dating Violence Among Latino Adolescents (DAVILA) Study (June 2013) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 208 pages, NCJ 242775.
This study examines various forms of dating violence victimization including physical, sexual, psychological, and stalking dating violence within the last year. The study also provides an analysis of additional forms of victimization that adolescent victims of dating violence may experience, and analyzes the formal and informal help-seeking efforts of Latino youth, the effectiveness of services, barriers to help-seeking, and the importance of cultural factors for this population.
Abstract | PDF
 
Review of the Findings From Project D.A.T.E.: Risky Relationships and Teen Dating Violence Among At-Risk Adolescents (June 2013) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 237 pages, NCJ 243170.
This research seeks to address gaps in current research by focusing on romantic relationship experiences among at-risk adolescents. The authors investigated risk and protective factors related to teen dating violence and positive relationship outcomes within a single relationship and across multiple relationships. The study also explores how early abusive relationships impact trajectories into later abusive relationships, and how age gaps between romantic partners might contribute to victimization and other negative outcomes.
Abstract | PDF
 
Child and Youth Victimization Known to Police, School, and Medical Authorities (April 2012) OJJDP, Bulletin, 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.

Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series Abstract
 

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Each month the Nation's experts answer your questions about best practices in victim services. Below are upcoming and most recent session discussions in this topic:

On Jun 24 2009 at 2:00PM, Avy Skolnik, hosted a discussion on Working With LGBTIQ Survivors of Violence

On Feb 18 2009 at 2:00PM, Mitru Ciarlante, and Candice Hopkins, hosted a discussion on Safety Planning for Teen Victims of Dating Violence

On Feb 27 2008 at 2:00PM, Mitru Ciarlante, Director of the National Center for Victims of Crime's Teen Victim Initiative, and Barri Rosenbluth, Director of School-Based Services Director of SafePlace in Austin, Texas, hosted a discussion on Responding to Teen Victims of Dating Violence

On Mar 29 2006 at 2:00PM, Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith, a nationally recognized public health leader who works with community-based programs locally, nationally, and internationa, hosted a discussion on Youth Violence Prevention


Who can I talk to about an abusive relationship?
Advocates with the 24 hour-a-day National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) are available for victims... Read More

What is dating violence?
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) defines dating violence as violence committed by a person who ... Read More

Are resources available to help teens in abusive relationships?
If you are a teen in an abusive relationship or are concerned about someone's safety, please contact... Read More

Who can I contact to help me develop a safety plan?
If your local police department employs a victim advocate, he/she maybe able to help you develop a s... Read More

Where can I locate information about date rape?
Information on date rape may be obtained by visiting the Crime Victimization: Sexual Abuse or Violen... Read More

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Publications

OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

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)
 
Outreach to Underserved Teen Victims of Crime (2012) OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 40 pages, NCJ 238800. The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and the National Center for Victims of Crime (National Center), with funding from OVC, produced this guidebook and accompanying Web-based resources to provide an overview of the challenges faced in conducting outreach to underserved teen victims of crime. The materials highlight examples of the various projects and resources developed and implemented in local communities through the Underserved Teen Victims Initiative.
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
 
Multimedia Program To Improve Criminal Justice System Participation and Reduce Distress Among Physically Injured Crime Victims (April 2006) OVC, 8 pages, NCJ 212974. This multimedia program offers victims an educational DVD, brochure, and bulletin for use during their hospitalization for crime-related injuries. The program provides victims of violent crime with information about emotional responses to victimization, elements of medical follow-up, physical rehabilitation processes, and the criminal justice system.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
 
Safe Harbor: A School-Based Victim Assistance/Violence Prevention Program (December 2002) OVC, Bulletin, OVC Others, 8 pages, NCJ 193464. This bulletin describes Safe Harbor, a promising practice for addressing violence prevention and victim assistance issues in schools. It summarizes implementation issues and program evaluation results at 10 replication sites around the United States. Useful for teachers, administrators, and victim assistance professionals.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Part Of the OVC Others Series
 

OJP Publications

Violence and Victimization Research Division's Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women, 1993-2013 (December 2013) NIJ, 189 pages, NCJ 223572. This regularly updated compendium lists and briefly describes all of the projects funded under the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) Violence Against Women and Family Violence Program.
Abstract | PDF (Full Document) | PDF (Title) | PDF (Table of Contents) | PDF (Part A) | PDF (Part B) | PDF (Part C) | PDF (Part D) | PDF (Part E) | PDF (Part F) | PDF (Part G) | PDF (Part H) | PDF (Part I) | PDF (Part J) | PDF (Grants Index)
 
Technology, Teen Dating Violence and Abuse, and Bullying (July 2013) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 198 pages, NCJ 243296. The goal of this project was to expand knowledge about the types of violence and abuse experiences youth have via technology (e.g., social networking sites, texting on cell phones), and how the experience of such cyber abuse within teen dating relationships or through bullying relates to other life factors.
Abstract | PDF
 
Dating Violence Among Latino Adolescents (DAVILA) Study (June 2013) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 208 pages, NCJ 242775. This study examines various forms of dating violence victimization including physical, sexual, psychological, and stalking dating violence within the last year. The study also provides an analysis of additional forms of victimization that adolescent victims of dating violence may experience, and analyzes the formal and informal help-seeking efforts of Latino youth, the effectiveness of services, barriers to help-seeking, and the importance of cultural factors for this population.
Abstract | PDF
 
Review of the Findings From Project D.A.T.E.: Risky Relationships and Teen Dating Violence Among At-Risk Adolescents (June 2013) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 237 pages, NCJ 243170. This research seeks to address gaps in current research by focusing on romantic relationship experiences among at-risk adolescents. The authors investigated risk and protective factors related to teen dating violence and positive relationship outcomes within a single relationship and across multiple relationships. The study also explores how early abusive relationships impact trajectories into later abusive relationships, and how age gaps between romantic partners might contribute to victimization and other negative outcomes.
Abstract | PDF
 
Child and Youth Victimization Known to Police, School, and Medical Authorities (April 2012) OJJDP, Bulletin, 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.
Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
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Related Resources

Federal Resources

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): National Victimization Analysis Tool (NVAT)
This dynamic analysis tool allows you to examine National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data, the nation's primary source of information on criminal victimization, on both violent and property victimization by select victim, household, and incident characteristics.
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Dating Matters™ Initiative
Choose Respect is an initiative to help adolescents form healthy relationships to prevent dating abuse before it starts. This national effort is designed to motivate adolescents to challenge harmful beliefs about dating abuse and take steps to form respectful relationships.
 
National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Teen Dating Violence
This section of the NIJ Web site provides information on NIJ's research agenda to study teen dating violence and includes information on the activities of the Federal Interagency Workgroup on Teen Dating Violence.
 
Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
OVW, a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, provides federal leadership to reduce violence against women and to administer justice for and strengthen services to all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
 
White House: 1 is 2 Many
In response to the alarming statistics concerning violence against young women, Vice President Biden is focusing his longstanding commitment to reducing violence against women specifically on teens and young women ages 16-24. By targeting the importance of changing attitudes that lead to violence and educating the public on the realities of abuse, the Vice President is leading the way in an effort to stop violence against women before it begins. This site provides access to statistics, resources, and information on how to get involved.
 

Non-Governmental Resources

Aurora Center
The Aurora Center's mission is to recognize and reduce sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking on campus and to create an atmosphere where all members of the community can learn, work, and live to their full potential.
 
National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE)
SAVE is a nonprofit organization striving to decrease the potential for violence in our schools and communities by promoting meaningful student involvement, education and service opportunities in efforts to provide safer environments for learning.
 
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL): Teen Dating Violence
This NCSL site provides policymakers with information about the status of recently introduced and enacted state legislation related to teen dating violence. Also provided is data on the prevalence of teen dating violence.
 
Safe Schools Coalition
The Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, that is working to help schools become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
 
Teen Victim Project
Hosted by the National Center for Victims of Crime, the Teen Victim Project site is designed to help victim assistance providers, law enforcement personnel, and other allied professionals provide informed, culturally competent, and developmentally appropriate responses to teen victims and their families.
 

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Web Forum Discussions

Each month the Nation's experts answer your questions about best practices in victim services. Below are upcoming and most recent session discussions in this topic:

On Jun 24 2009 at 2:00PM, Avy Skolnik, hosted a discussion on Working With LGBTIQ Survivors of Violence

On Feb 18 2009 at 2:00PM, Mitru Ciarlante, and Candice Hopkins, hosted a discussion on Safety Planning for Teen Victims of Dating Violence

On Feb 27 2008 at 2:00PM, Mitru Ciarlante, Director of the National Center for Victims of Crime's Teen Victim Initiative, and Barri Rosenbluth, Director of School-Based Services Director of SafePlace in Austin, Texas, hosted a discussion on Responding to Teen Victims of Dating Violence

On Mar 29 2006 at 2:00PM, Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith, a nationally recognized public health leader who works with community-based programs locally, nationally, and internationa, hosted a discussion on Youth Violence Prevention


FAQs

Who can I talk to about an abusive relationship?
Advocates with the 24 hour-a-day National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) are available for victims... Read More

What is dating violence?
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) defines dating violence as violence committed by a person who ... Read More

Are resources available to help teens in abusive relationships?
If you are a teen in an abusive relationship or are concerned about someone's safety, please contact... Read More

Who can I contact to help me develop a safety plan?
If your local police department employs a victim advocate, he/she maybe able to help you develop a s... Read More

Where can I locate information about date rape?
Information on date rape may be obtained by visiting the Crime Victimization: Sexual Abuse or Violen... Read More

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Funding

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National Calendar of Crime Victim Assistance-Related Events
Upcoming Event(s)
National Center for Victims of Crime 2014 National Training Institute
Miami, FL
09/17/2014-09/19/2014

14th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime
Palm Springs, CA
12/11/2014-12/14/2014

Online Directory of Crime Victims Services.