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Historically, the goals of correctional agencies have been to protect the public, deter criminal behavior, and rehabilitate offenders. Although correctional agencies have traditionally focused on offenders, they have begun to view crime victims as their constituents as well. Correctional agencies now raise awareness about crime victim issues through programs such as victim impact classes and provide direct victim assistance through programs like victim-offender dialogue. Victims also play an important role in enforcing victims’ rights by notifying them about the status of offenders and enforcing the collection of restitution on victims’ behalf.  Efforts are also being made to raise awareness and educate correctional staff on victims’ rights and issues. Many correctional agencies recognize that, despite their best efforts, the offenders they supervise may become victims of crime while under their supervision and will need their assistance and support.

 

The following resources provide information about victim services in corrections.


OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center Fact Sheet (April 2014) OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, FS000397.
This Fact Sheet describes the services and trainings available through the OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) and how these resources can be accessed.
PDF
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
 
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)
 
Voice of the Victim: A Perspectives Spotlight Issue (2012) OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 100 pages, NCJ 238382.
Through OVC support, this special edition of the American Probation and Parole Association's Perspectives provides a collection of informative, thought-provoking articles to support community corrections professionals in incorporating victims' rights and services into daily practice. This resource teaches readers that victims' rights to information, notification, restitution, and participation are an integral component of community corrections.
Abstract | PDF
 
Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance 2011 Edition (Revised May 2012) (May 2012) OVC, 66 pages, NCJ 235121.
These guidelines establish policy and provide guidance to be followed by U.S. Department of Justice personnel in their interactions with crime victims and witnesses. Effective October 1, 2011, these guidelines clarified DOJ's responsibilities to provide mandated rights and services enumerated in the Crime Victims’ Rights Act (CVRA) and the Victims' Rights and Restitution Act (VRRA) as well as other statutory requirements. Furthermore, the guidelines examine the unique requirements of vulnerable victims, including a recent update in May 2012 that addresses the scope of the federal child abuse reporting requirement under section 13031 of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. § 13031.
Abstract | PDF
 
Responding to Elder Abuse: What Community Corrections Should Know DVD (August 2010) OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 223414.
This 17-minute video (NCJ 223414) is one of a series of three DVDs on elder abuse created for specific audiences. The video provides community corrections professionals with the information they need to help identify and respond to elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation they may encounter in their work with offenders. It includes basic information about what to consider when placing offenders in residential situations, communicating effectively with older victims, following mandatory reporting laws, and working collaboratively with other organizations.
Abstract | HTML (Transcript) | Video (.wmv Video Clip) | Video (.mov Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
 

OJP Publications

OJP 2014 Program Plan: Resources for the Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice Field (May 2014) OJP, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 246682.
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Program Plan is a searchable online document of funding opportunities and new initiatives. It features the latest and most complete information regarding grant opportunities OJP intends to fund in the coming months, divided into 10 thematically organized sections.
Abstract | HTML
 
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Sex Offender Registration and Notification Policies for Reducing Sexual Violence Against Women, Final Report (2010) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 77 pages, NCJ 231989.
This report presents results of a study on the effectiveness of one state’s sex offender registration and notification policy in reducing sexual violence.
Abstract | PDF
 
Testing and Evaluation of the Use of Polygraphs to Combat Violence Against Women, Final Report (March 2008) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 62 pages, NCJ 222115.
In examining the applicability of polygraph to postconviction management of high-risk domestic-violence probationers, this study tested whether polygraph provides information about risky behaviors unknown to criminal justice personnel that is predictive of additional near-term arrests.
Abstract | PDF
 
Repaying Debts (October 2007) BJA-Sponsored, 60 pages, NCJ 220163.
This report discusses the financial obligations of people released from prisons and jails and includes recommendations to help policymakers increase accountability among people who commit crimes, improve rates of child support collection and victim restitution, and make people's transition from prisons and jails to the community safe and successful.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
 

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Historically, the goals of correctional agencies have been to protect the public, deter criminal behavior, and rehabilitate offenders. Although correctional agencies have traditionally focused on offenders, they have begun to view crime victims as their constituents as well. Correctional agencies now raise awareness about crime victim issues through programs such as victim impact classes and provide direct victim assistance through programs like victim-offender dialogue. Victims also play an important role in enforcing victims’ rights by notifying them about the status of offenders and enforcing the collection of restitution on victims’ behalf.  Efforts are also being made to raise awareness and educate correctional staff on victims’ rights and issues. Many correctional agencies recognize that, despite their best efforts, the offenders they supervise may become victims of crime while under their supervision and will need their assistance and support.

 

The following resources provide information about victim services in corrections.


Historically, the goals of correctional agencies have been to protect the public, deter criminal behavior, and rehabilitate offenders. Although correctional agencies have traditionally focused on offenders, they have begun to view crime victims as their constituents as well. Correctional agencies now raise awareness about crime victim issues through programs such as victim impact classes and provide direct victim assistance through programs like victim-offender dialogue. Victims also play an important role in enforcing victims’ rights by notifying them about the status of offenders and enforcing the collection of restitution on victims’ behalf.  Efforts are also being made to raise awareness and educate correctional staff on victims’ rights and issues. Many correctional agencies recognize that, despite their best efforts, the offenders they supervise may become victims of crime while under their supervision and will need their assistance and support.

 

The following resources provide information about victim services in corrections.


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 May 1 2013 at 2:00PM, Kim Clifton, Executive Director of HALOS (Helping And Lending Outreach Support), hosted a discussion on Replicating Victim Services Programs with Limited Funding

On Mar 7 2012 at 2:00PM, Steve Derene, Executive Director of the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators, and Mary Gleason Rappaport, Project Manager of 2012 NCVRW Resource Guide, and Anne Seymour, Cofounder and Senior Advisor of Justice Solutions, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C, hosted a discussion on Making the Most of National Crime Victims' Rights Week

On Jun 29 2011 at 2:00PM, Robert Dumond, LCMHC, CCMHC, is a board-certified clinical mental health counselor and a Diplomate of Clinical Forensic Counseling, and Shannon May, Program Director at Just Detention International, hosted a discussion on Addressing Sexual Violence in Detention

On Feb 10 2011 at 2:00PM, Tamara Fulwyler, Chief Financial Officer for a tribal consortium nonprofit agency, hosted a discussion on Applying for Funding and Managing Grants

On May 26 2010 at 2:00PM, Suzanne Neuhaus, parole agent and Victim Services Specialist, and Jill Weston, Victim Services Specialist, hosted a discussion on Coordinating and Conducting Victim Impact Panels

Historically, the goals of correctional agencies have been to protect the public, deter criminal behavior, and rehabilitate offenders. Although correctional agencies have traditionally focused on offenders, they have begun to view crime victims as their constituents as well. Correctional agencies now raise awareness about crime victim issues through programs such as victim impact classes and provide direct victim assistance through programs like victim-offender dialogue. Victims also play an important role in enforcing victims’ rights by notifying them about the status of offenders and enforcing the collection of restitution on victims’ behalf.  Efforts are also being made to raise awareness and educate correctional staff on victims’ rights and issues. Many correctional agencies recognize that, despite their best efforts, the offenders they supervise may become victims of crime while under their supervision and will need their assistance and support.

 

The following resources provide information about victim services in corrections.


When may I submit my nomination for the National Crime Victims' Service Awards?
The 2015 National Crime Victims' Service Awards nomination period is now closed. For more informatio... Read More

What is a victim impact panel?
According to the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) resource, Victim Impact: Listen and Learn, Victim... Read More

When will National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) be observed in 2015?
National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) will be observed April 19-25, 2015. To learn more a... Read More

Where can I find information about restorative justice programs in corrections?
Information on restorative justice in corrections is available in What Future for "Public Safety" an... 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

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Historically, the goals of correctional agencies have been to protect the public, deter criminal behavior, and rehabilitate offenders. Although correctional agencies have traditionally focused on offenders, they have begun to view crime victims as their constituents as well. Correctional agencies now raise awareness about crime victim issues through programs such as victim impact classes and provide direct victim assistance through programs like victim-offender dialogue. Victims also play an important role in enforcing victims’ rights by notifying them about the status of offenders and enforcing the collection of restitution on victims’ behalf.  Efforts are also being made to raise awareness and educate correctional staff on victims’ rights and issues. Many correctional agencies recognize that, despite their best efforts, the offenders they supervise may become victims of crime while under their supervision and will need their assistance and support.

 

The following resources provide information about victim services in corrections.


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Historically, the goals of correctional agencies have been to protect the public, deter criminal behavior, and rehabilitate offenders. Although correctional agencies have traditionally focused on offenders, they have begun to view crime victims as their constituents as well. Correctional agencies now raise awareness about crime victim issues through programs such as victim impact classes and provide direct victim assistance through programs like victim-offender dialogue. Victims also play an important role in enforcing victims’ rights by notifying them about the status of offenders and enforcing the collection of restitution on victims’ behalf.  Efforts are also being made to raise awareness and educate correctional staff on victims’ rights and issues. Many correctional agencies recognize that, despite their best efforts, the offenders they supervise may become victims of crime while under their supervision and will need their assistance and support.

 

The following resources provide information about victim services in corrections.


Publications

OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center Fact Sheet (April 2014) OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, FS000397. This Fact Sheet describes the services and trainings available through the OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) and how these resources can be accessed.
PDF
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
 
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)
 
Voice of the Victim: A Perspectives Spotlight Issue (2012) OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 100 pages, NCJ 238382. Through OVC support, this special edition of the American Probation and Parole Association's Perspectives provides a collection of informative, thought-provoking articles to support community corrections professionals in incorporating victims' rights and services into daily practice. This resource teaches readers that victims' rights to information, notification, restitution, and participation are an integral component of community corrections.
Abstract | PDF
 
Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance 2011 Edition (Revised May 2012) (May 2012) OVC, 66 pages, NCJ 235121. These guidelines establish policy and provide guidance to be followed by U.S. Department of Justice personnel in their interactions with crime victims and witnesses. Effective October 1, 2011, these guidelines clarified DOJ's responsibilities to provide mandated rights and services enumerated in the Crime Victims’ Rights Act (CVRA) and the Victims' Rights and Restitution Act (VRRA) as well as other statutory requirements. Furthermore, the guidelines examine the unique requirements of vulnerable victims, including a recent update in May 2012 that addresses the scope of the federal child abuse reporting requirement under section 13031 of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. § 13031.
Abstract | PDF
 
Responding to Elder Abuse: What Community Corrections Should Know DVD (August 2010) OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 223414. This 17-minute video (NCJ 223414) is one of a series of three DVDs on elder abuse created for specific audiences. The video provides community corrections professionals with the information they need to help identify and respond to elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation they may encounter in their work with offenders. It includes basic information about what to consider when placing offenders in residential situations, communicating effectively with older victims, following mandatory reporting laws, and working collaboratively with other organizations.
Abstract | HTML (Transcript) | Video (.wmv Video Clip) | Video (.mov Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
 

OJP Publications

OJP 2014 Program Plan: Resources for the Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice Field (May 2014) OJP, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 246682. The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Program Plan is a searchable online document of funding opportunities and new initiatives. It features the latest and most complete information regarding grant opportunities OJP intends to fund in the coming months, divided into 10 thematically organized sections.
Abstract | HTML
 
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Sex Offender Registration and Notification Policies for Reducing Sexual Violence Against Women, Final Report (2010) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 77 pages, NCJ 231989. This report presents results of a study on the effectiveness of one state’s sex offender registration and notification policy in reducing sexual violence.
Abstract | PDF
 
Testing and Evaluation of the Use of Polygraphs to Combat Violence Against Women, Final Report (March 2008) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 62 pages, NCJ 222115. In examining the applicability of polygraph to postconviction management of high-risk domestic-violence probationers, this study tested whether polygraph provides information about risky behaviors unknown to criminal justice personnel that is predictive of additional near-term arrests.
Abstract | PDF
 
Repaying Debts (October 2007) BJA-Sponsored, 60 pages, NCJ 220163. This report discusses the financial obligations of people released from prisons and jails and includes recommendations to help policymakers increase accountability among people who commit crimes, improve rates of child support collection and victim restitution, and make people's transition from prisons and jails to the community safe and successful.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
 

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Related Resources

Federal Resources

CrimeSolutions.gov
CrimeSolutions.gov is a searchable online database of evidence-based programs covering a range of justice-related topics, including victim assistance programs; corrections; courts; crime prevention; substance abuse; juveniles; law enforcement; and technology and forensics. The site is a tool to understand, access and integrate scientific evidence about programs into programmatic and policy decisions.
 
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.
 

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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 May 1 2013 at 2:00PM, Kim Clifton, Executive Director of HALOS (Helping And Lending Outreach Support), hosted a discussion on Replicating Victim Services Programs with Limited Funding

On Mar 7 2012 at 2:00PM, Steve Derene, Executive Director of the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators, and Mary Gleason Rappaport, Project Manager of 2012 NCVRW Resource Guide, and Anne Seymour, Cofounder and Senior Advisor of Justice Solutions, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C, hosted a discussion on Making the Most of National Crime Victims' Rights Week

On Jun 29 2011 at 2:00PM, Robert Dumond, LCMHC, CCMHC, is a board-certified clinical mental health counselor and a Diplomate of Clinical Forensic Counseling, and Shannon May, Program Director at Just Detention International, hosted a discussion on Addressing Sexual Violence in Detention

On Feb 10 2011 at 2:00PM, Tamara Fulwyler, Chief Financial Officer for a tribal consortium nonprofit agency, hosted a discussion on Applying for Funding and Managing Grants

On May 26 2010 at 2:00PM, Suzanne Neuhaus, parole agent and Victim Services Specialist, and Jill Weston, Victim Services Specialist, hosted a discussion on Coordinating and Conducting Victim Impact Panels


FAQs

When may I submit my nomination for the National Crime Victims' Service Awards?
The 2015 National Crime Victims' Service Awards nomination period is now closed. For more informatio... Read More

What is a victim impact panel?
According to the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) resource, Victim Impact: Listen and Learn, Victim... Read More

When will National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) be observed in 2015?
National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) will be observed April 19-25, 2015. To learn more a... Read More

Where can I find information about restorative justice programs in corrections?
Information on restorative justice in corrections is available in What Future for "Public Safety" an... 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

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Funding

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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

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