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Office for Victims of Crime — OVC is pleased to announce new resources available to assist those who serve victims of human trafficking

November 3, 2014 Comments off

OVC is pleased to announce new resources available to assist those who serve victims of human trafficking
Source: Office for Victims of Crime (USDoJ)

OVC is excited to announce the launch of new resources available to assist those who serve victims of human trafficking. In his remarks at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual conference on October 27, 2014, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that OVC and the Bureau of Justice Assistance have released a newly expanded and enhanced Human Trafficking Task Force e-Guide. The expanded e-Guide, redesigned to help navigate content more easily and locate information faster, provides practical information on the creation and day-to-day operations of human trafficking task forces.

Access the e-Guide to view new sections and strategies to –

  • strengthen multidisciplinary collaboration,
  • increase victim identification,
  • enhance victim-centered investigation, and
  • build stronger prosecution strategies.

OVC is also pleased to announce the launch of a new mobile friendly human trafficking Web site, which contains a wide range of information including resources and research from the Federal Government, publications and products from OVC, local and national direct assistance information, and related funding opportunities for victims and survivors of human trafficking, victim service providers, law enforcement, and allied professionals. Visit the Web site to –

  • learn about human trafficking,
  • find resources based on the type of services you provide,
  • watch, download, and share public service announcements,
  • read about OVC’s efforts to combat human trafficking.

Both resources have been prepared to help strengthen the knowledge and skills needed to assist victims of human trafficking. Take advantage of both today! (Posted 10/27/14)

See also: Understanding the Organization, Operation, and Victimization Process of Labor Trafficking in the United States (National Institute of Justice)

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Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report

August 16, 2013 Comments off

Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (PDF)
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime

This initiative is expanding the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field by designing a philosophical and strategic framework to transform the response to victims of crime in this country.

Vision 21 provides a foundation for real change in the role of victim services.

Literature reviews provided a foundation for examining the current state of affairs in the crime victim services field.

Stakeholder input and recommendations from traditional and nontraditional arenas were gathered to inform the transformation of the field.

The Vision 21 report synthesizes the findings and presents a set of recommendations to drive broad, cross-cutting strategic change in the victim assistance field.
This is the first comprehensive assessment of the victim assistance field in nearly 15 years and is an opportunity for real change in the role of victim services in the Nation’s overall efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of communities.

2011 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Resource Guide

March 22, 2011 Comments off

2011 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Resource Guide
Source: Office for Victims of Crime

Designed to help communities and victim assistance providers promote awareness of crime victim issues, the Guide includes educational content, campaign materials, artwork, and a theme video. Explore the Guide online or download all materials for use offline.

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