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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)
 
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
 

OJP Publications

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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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 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 May 24 2011 at 2:00PM, Cindy Southworth, Vice President of Development and Innovation at the National Network to End Domestic Violence, hosted a discussion on Using Social Media to Assist Crime Victims

On Mar 23 2011 at 2:00PM, Karen Kalergis, Associate Director of Education and Communications at the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault at the University of Texas, hosted a discussion on Coordinating Public Awareness Events

On Jan 30 2008 at 2:00PM, Greg Luft, Professor and Chair of Colorado State University's Department of Journalism and Technical Communication, and Anne Seymour, Cofounder and Senior Advisor of Justice Solutions, hosted a discussion on Cultivating Relationships Between Victim Service Providers and the Media


When may I submit my nomination for the National Crime Victims' Service Awards?
The 2014 National Crime Victims' Service Awards nomination period is now closed. For more informatio... Read More

When will National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) be observed in 2014?
National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) will be observed April 6-12, 2014. To learn more ab... 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

Is official information on AMBER Alerts or the AMBER Alert program available on any social networking sites?
Facebook offers subscribers notification of AMBER Alerts in their geographical areas. To receive AMB... 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

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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)
 
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
 

OJP Publications

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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Related Resources

Federal Resources

AMBER Alert
The America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alert System is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry, to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases.
 
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.
 

Non-Governmental Resources

Domestic Abuse Awareness, Inc. (DAA)
DAA is an organization dedicated to help eradicate violence against women and children.
 
Not In Our Town
The Not In Our Town Campaign promotes public dialog and provides a model for community response to hate crimes and other associated problems. The campaign presents broadly accessible, positive solutions through broadcast, national networking, grassroots events, educational outreach, and online activities.
 

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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 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 May 24 2011 at 2:00PM, Cindy Southworth, Vice President of Development and Innovation at the National Network to End Domestic Violence, hosted a discussion on Using Social Media to Assist Crime Victims

On Mar 23 2011 at 2:00PM, Karen Kalergis, Associate Director of Education and Communications at the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault at the University of Texas, hosted a discussion on Coordinating Public Awareness Events

On Jan 30 2008 at 2:00PM, Greg Luft, Professor and Chair of Colorado State University's Department of Journalism and Technical Communication, and Anne Seymour, Cofounder and Senior Advisor of Justice Solutions, hosted a discussion on Cultivating Relationships Between Victim Service Providers and the Media


FAQs

When may I submit my nomination for the National Crime Victims' Service Awards?
The 2014 National Crime Victims' Service Awards nomination period is now closed. For more informatio... Read More

When will National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) be observed in 2014?
National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) will be observed April 6-12, 2014. To learn more ab... 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

Is official information on AMBER Alerts or the AMBER Alert program available on any social networking sites?
Facebook offers subscribers notification of AMBER Alerts in their geographical areas. To receive AMB... 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

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Funding

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National Calendar of Crime Victim Assistance-Related Events
Upcoming Event(s)
Montana Victim Advocate Academy
Missoula, MT
06/15/2014-06/20/2014

Annual Crime Victim Law Conference
Portland, OR
06/20/2014-06/24/2014

National Center for Victims of Crime 2014 National Training Institute
Miami, FL
09/17/2014-09/19/2014

Online Directory of Crime Victims Services.