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Improving Community Response to Crime Victims

Improving Community Response to Crime Victims
An Eight-Step Model for Developing Protocol

January 1997 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Interdisciplinary teams, lauded as the most effective way to investigate and prosecute physical and sexual abuse cases, are often difficult to create and maintain. This book assists in demystifying the process of establishing such teams with an eight-step model - the `Protocol Development Cycle'. Through extensive contact with a wide variety of professionals and communities, the authors provide accessible and well-organized guidelines for those who want to start and maintain an interagency team to respond to almost any type of interpersonal crime. In a practical and hands-on style, they include exercises and training materials, along with sample letters, forms, press releases and other documents designed to aid community teams assess the response to crime and identify gaps in services.
Community Response to Crime Victims
Establishing the Interagency Council
Protocol Development Cycle Overview
Inventory of Existing Services
Victim Experience Survey
Community Needs Assessment
Writing Protocol
Adopt Protocol and Renew Interagency Agreement
Protocol-Based Training
Monitoring Protocol Implementation
Protocol Evaluation
Continuing To Move Forward

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ISBN: 9780803972445