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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)
 
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
 
Nursing Response to Elder Mistreatment Curriculum (2010) OVC-Sponsored, 12 pages, NCJ 234185.
Developed by the International Association of Forensic Nurses and funded by OVC, the goal of this course is to help nurses acquire essential knowledge and skills to appropriately respond to elder mistreatment.
Abstract | HTML
 
In Their Own Words: Domestic Abuse in Later Life (August 2010) OVC, OVC Videos, 137 pages, NCJ 227928.
This two-DVD package and training guide (NCJ 227928) uses the voices of older victims to facilitate a dialog among a range of professionals about the dynamics of abuse, the barriers these victims have to overcome to live free from abuse, and interventions and potential collaborations that may be effective in such cases. In addition to individual segments with victims, family members, victim service providers, and allied professionals, the DVDs include several topical segments and a montage of victim and advocate voices designed for use by policymakers. It also includes an interactive role play between a parish nurse and an adult daughter caring for her father intended to help professionals recognize justifications for elder mistreatment. A trainer's guide, which accompanies these DVDs, provides background on the victims and discussion questions targeted at a variety of professional audiences.
Abstract | PDF (Trainer's Guide) | HTML (Transcript - Disc 1) | HTML (Transcript - Disc 2) | Video (Disc 1 .wmv Video Clip) | Video (Disc 1 .mov Video Clip) | Video (Disc 2 .wmv Video Clip) | Video (Disc 2 .mov Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
 
Strengthening Sexual Assault Victim's Right to Privacy (April 2009) OVC, Electronic Document, 13 pages, NCJ 226501.
This online guide, developed by Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc., provides recommendations to statewide sexual assault coalitions and rape crisis centers concerned with protecting sexual assault victims’ privacy. It addresses common challenges, discusses core concepts, and offers practical tips to maintain victim confidentiality to better serve victims.
Abstract | HTML
 

OJP Publications

Bruising as a Forensic Marker of Physical Elder Abuse (February 2009) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 27 pages, NCJ 226457.
Sixty-seven adults ages 65 and older reported to adult protective services for suspected physical elder abuse were examined to document the location and size of bruises and assess whether they were inflicted during physical abuse.
Abstract | PDF
 
Mandatory Reporting of Nursing Home Deaths: Markers for Mistreatment, Effect on Care Quality, and Generalizability Final Report (2008) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 97 pages, NCJ 221893.
This study collected follow-up data for a previous study in exploring the potential impact of a 1999 Arkansas law that mandates the reporting of all nursing home deaths to the local coroner.
Abstract | PDF
 
Bruising in the Geriatric Population (June 2006) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 22 pages, NCJ 214649.
This study examined the occurrence, progression, and resolution of accidental bruising in a sample of adults ages 65 and older, in order to provide a knowledge base for the comparative identification of abusive bruising of elderly individuals.
Abstract | PDF
 
Impact Evaluation of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program (2003) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, NIJ Research Report, 128 pages, NCJ 203276.
This report details the findings of the University of New Mexico Hospital Emergency Medicine Department's comprehensive outcome evaluation of the Albuquerque Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Collaborative.

Part Of the NIJ Research Report Series Abstract | PDF
 
Understanding DNA Evidence: A Guide for Victim Service Providers (May 2001) NIJ, BC 000657.
This brochure offers victim service providers an understanding of how DNA testing may be used in victims’ cases, the process and procedures used, and the potential outcomes from the test.
PDF | TEXT
 

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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 Aug 29 2012 at 2:00PM, Vivian Brown, founder and former CEO of Prototypes, and Amy Fleischauer, LMSW, Director of Victim Services at the International Institute of Buffalo, hosted a discussion on Implementing Trauma-Informed Care in Victim Services Settings

On Apr 7 2010 at 2:00PM, Anne Ream, founder of The Voices and Faces Project, hosted a discussion on Raising Awareness for Survivors of Child Abuse and Neglect

On Jan 27 2010 at 2:00PM, Suzanne Koepplinger, Executive Director of the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, and Alexandra Pierce, principal investigator and author of "Shattered Hearts: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of American Indian Women and Girls in Min, hosted a discussion on Serving American Indian Victims of Sex Trafficking

On Aug 26 2009 at 2:00PM, Jessy Haywood, community educator and trainer with The Center for Women and Families, and Katya Fels Smyth, founder and principal of the Full Frame Initiative, hosted a discussion on Responding to Homeless Victims of Sexual Assault

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


How can I order the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) DVD, Cómo Recuperarse de sus Lesiones Relacionadas con el Delito, NCJ 215732?
The Cómo Recuperarse de sus Lesiones Relacionadas con el Delito DVD, NCJ 215732, can be ordered thro... Read More

How can I order OVC publications and products?
Many OVC publications and products are available in hardcopy and can be ordered from the National Cr... Read More

How can I learn about effective victim service programs?
Created by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and operated by OJP's National Institute of Justice,... Read More

Is technical assistance available for the implementation of the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Protocol?
The National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations: Adults/Adolescents, Second E... Read More

What is Vision 21?
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand th... 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)
 
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
 
Nursing Response to Elder Mistreatment Curriculum (2010) OVC-Sponsored, 12 pages, NCJ 234185. Developed by the International Association of Forensic Nurses and funded by OVC, the goal of this course is to help nurses acquire essential knowledge and skills to appropriately respond to elder mistreatment.
Abstract | HTML
 
In Their Own Words: Domestic Abuse in Later Life (August 2010) OVC, OVC Videos, 137 pages, NCJ 227928. This two-DVD package and training guide (NCJ 227928) uses the voices of older victims to facilitate a dialog among a range of professionals about the dynamics of abuse, the barriers these victims have to overcome to live free from abuse, and interventions and potential collaborations that may be effective in such cases. In addition to individual segments with victims, family members, victim service providers, and allied professionals, the DVDs include several topical segments and a montage of victim and advocate voices designed for use by policymakers. It also includes an interactive role play between a parish nurse and an adult daughter caring for her father intended to help professionals recognize justifications for elder mistreatment. A trainer's guide, which accompanies these DVDs, provides background on the victims and discussion questions targeted at a variety of professional audiences.
Abstract | PDF (Trainer's Guide) | HTML (Transcript - Disc 1) | HTML (Transcript - Disc 2) | Video (Disc 1 .wmv Video Clip) | Video (Disc 1 .mov Video Clip) | Video (Disc 2 .wmv Video Clip) | Video (Disc 2 .mov Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
 
Strengthening Sexual Assault Victim's Right to Privacy (April 2009) OVC, Electronic Document, 13 pages, NCJ 226501. This online guide, developed by Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc., provides recommendations to statewide sexual assault coalitions and rape crisis centers concerned with protecting sexual assault victims’ privacy. It addresses common challenges, discusses core concepts, and offers practical tips to maintain victim confidentiality to better serve victims.
Abstract | HTML
 

OJP Publications

Bruising as a Forensic Marker of Physical Elder Abuse (February 2009) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 27 pages, NCJ 226457. Sixty-seven adults ages 65 and older reported to adult protective services for suspected physical elder abuse were examined to document the location and size of bruises and assess whether they were inflicted during physical abuse.
Abstract | PDF
 
Mandatory Reporting of Nursing Home Deaths: Markers for Mistreatment, Effect on Care Quality, and Generalizability Final Report (2008) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 97 pages, NCJ 221893. This study collected follow-up data for a previous study in exploring the potential impact of a 1999 Arkansas law that mandates the reporting of all nursing home deaths to the local coroner.
Abstract | PDF
 
Bruising in the Geriatric Population (June 2006) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 22 pages, NCJ 214649. This study examined the occurrence, progression, and resolution of accidental bruising in a sample of adults ages 65 and older, in order to provide a knowledge base for the comparative identification of abusive bruising of elderly individuals.
Abstract | PDF
 
Impact Evaluation of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program (2003) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, NIJ Research Report, 128 pages, NCJ 203276. This report details the findings of the University of New Mexico Hospital Emergency Medicine Department's comprehensive outcome evaluation of the Albuquerque Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Collaborative.
Part Of the NIJ Research Report Series
Abstract | PDF
 
Understanding DNA Evidence: A Guide for Victim Service Providers (May 2001) NIJ, BC 000657. This brochure offers victim service providers an understanding of how DNA testing may be used in victims’ cases, the process and procedures used, and the potential outcomes from the test.
PDF | TEXT
 

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Related Resources

OVC Funded Resources

9/11 Remembrance: Resources Compiled by OVC
This section of the OVC site contains a list of government and nonprofit organizations, programs, publications, and events related to September 11th and victims of terrorism. Created for the observance of the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, these resources continue to provide useful information and assistance to victim service professionals and the public.
 

Federal Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)
NISVS provides data on rape, physical violence, and stalking by an intimate partner in the United States along with rates of health and mental health problems associated with victimization.
 
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs, NCJRS offers information on victimology and victim assistance, criminal justice, juvenile justice, information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS supplies the victim services field with resources, publications, and program information. The NCJRS library collection includes more than 30,000 resources relevant to the field.
 
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
NREPP is a searchable online registry of more than hundreds of interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.
 
September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has been reinstated and will provide compensation for any individual (or a personal representative of a deceased individual) who suffered physical harm or was killed as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001, or the debris removal efforts that took place in the immediate aftermath of those crashes. On January 2, 2011, President Obama signed into law the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-347) which expands the pool of applicants eligible for the Fund to include individuals who experienced injuries associated with the attacks or subsequent debris removal. The VCF site allows users to obtain a list of the kinds of documents and information needed in order to process claims; register for the VCF online, the first step in submitting your claim; fill out an online eligibility form to determine VCF eligibility; submit a claim online; and review Frequently Asked Questions.
 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Indian Health Service
IHS is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
 

Non-Governmental Resources

Center on Child Abuse and Neglect
The Center on Child Abuse and Neglect offers assessment and treatment for children who have been abused or neglected, adolescent sex offenders, and women and the children of women who used inappropriate substances during pregnancy.
 
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP)
NCAVP addresses the pervasive problem of violence committed against and within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and HIV-affected communities.
 

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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 Aug 29 2012 at 2:00PM, Vivian Brown, founder and former CEO of Prototypes, and Amy Fleischauer, LMSW, Director of Victim Services at the International Institute of Buffalo, hosted a discussion on Implementing Trauma-Informed Care in Victim Services Settings

On Apr 7 2010 at 2:00PM, Anne Ream, founder of The Voices and Faces Project, hosted a discussion on Raising Awareness for Survivors of Child Abuse and Neglect

On Jan 27 2010 at 2:00PM, Suzanne Koepplinger, Executive Director of the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, and Alexandra Pierce, principal investigator and author of "Shattered Hearts: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of American Indian Women and Girls in Min, hosted a discussion on Serving American Indian Victims of Sex Trafficking

On Aug 26 2009 at 2:00PM, Jessy Haywood, community educator and trainer with The Center for Women and Families, and Katya Fels Smyth, founder and principal of the Full Frame Initiative, hosted a discussion on Responding to Homeless Victims of Sexual Assault

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


FAQs

How can I order the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) DVD, Cómo Recuperarse de sus Lesiones Relacionadas con el Delito, NCJ 215732?
The Cómo Recuperarse de sus Lesiones Relacionadas con el Delito DVD, NCJ 215732, can be ordered thro... Read More

How can I order OVC publications and products?
Many OVC publications and products are available in hardcopy and can be ordered from the National Cr... Read More

How can I learn about effective victim service programs?
Created by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and operated by OJP's National Institute of Justice,... Read More

Is technical assistance available for the implementation of the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Protocol?
The National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations: Adults/Adolescents, Second E... Read More

What is Vision 21?
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand th... Read More

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Funding

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National Calendar of Crime Victim Assistance-Related Events
Upcoming Event(s)
FBI National Academy Associates National Training Conference and Law Enforcement Expo
Philadelphia, PA
07/26/2014-07/29/2014

40th National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) Conference
Chicago, IL
08/17/2014-08/20/2014

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.