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  • Bellas, Marcia (Crime Research Group (CRG), 2015)
    The Crime Research Group (CRG) conducted the Needs Assessment phase of this initiative, in consultation with VCCVS staff and a project advisory committee consisting of service providers representing agencies that serve ...
  • Unknown author (Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), 2017)
    The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT) includes tools for victim service providers and their management to assess their readiness to begin addressing vicarious trauma and tools for implementing policies. Topics under the victim ...
  • Walker, Laura (George Mason University School of Law, 2011)
    Since the 1970s, victims' rights groups have successfully attained changes in both state and federal law intended to give crime victims a greater role in prosecutions. These efforts culminated in what can be considered the ...
  • Baird, Janette (Victims' Voices Heard, 2015)
    This is a report of the evaluation study conducted to examine the effects of the Victim Impact: Listen and Learn program on the behaviors of the prisoners who attended this program. The focus of the data we collected and ...
  • Vasquez, Amanda; Baldo, Paola (Center for Victim Research (CVR), 2019)
    Illinois HEALS is one of four state demonstration projects funded by the Office for Victims of Crime to link systems of care for children, youth, and families experiencing violence and victimization in their homes, schools, ...
  • Aeffect, Inc. (Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, 2017)
    This study provides an initial benchmark reading on the proportion of people in Illinois who are affected by violent crime and what needs result from their victimization. This research also explores how victims’ needs are ...
  • Rhodes, Karin; Cerulli, Catherine; Kothari, Catherine; Dichter, Melissa; Marcus, Steve (University of Pennsylvania, 2011)
    This study examined to what extent female intimate partner violence (IPV) victim participation in prosecution is associated with their future safety. In essence, are IPV victims who participate in prosecution safer than ...
  • Jones, Lisa; Mitchell, Kimberly; Turner, Heather (University of New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Research Center, 2015)
    Bullying prevention is increasingly targeting education to bystanders, but more information is needed on the complexities of bystander actions across a wide variety of incidents, including both online and in-person peer ...
  • Davis, Robert; Mulford, Carrie (Pennsylvania State University, 2008)
    In the last two decades, state legislatures have greatly expanded the legal rights of crime victims. Victims have some rights under the law in all states, ranging from the right to be notified of court and parole hearings, ...
  • Houston-Kolnik, Jaclyn; Vasquez, Amanda (Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, 2017)
    In June 2016, ICJIA researchers conducted a statewide study to better understand crime victim needs, identify service gaps, and measure the capacity of Illinois victim service providers. The study was initiated to inform ...
  • Clark, Valerie; Miller, Cecilia (Center for Victim Research (CVR), 2018)
    Given the importance and benefits of treating young victims of crime, the purpose of this project is to find out what victim services are available to youths involved in the juvenile justice system who are detained or ...
  • Little, Kristin (Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), 2011)
    Originally published in 2009, this report reviews pilot sites’ efforts, activities, approaches, challenges, and successes under a demonstration initiative funded by the U.S. Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime ...
  • Yun, Ilhong; Kercher, Glen (Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University, 2009)
    The purpose of this study was to examine the provision of victim services in Texas. Surveys were sent to victim service providers in prosecutors’ offices, law enforcement departments, and community victim services agencies ...
  • DePrince, Anne; Wright, Naomi (University of Denver, 2018)
    We asked more than 200 women who were sexually assaulted in the last year (the majority of whom had been raped) about their victim service experiences, including how to improve responses. The women with whom we spoke were ...
  • Delong, Caitlin; Reichert, Jessica (Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA), 2019)
    The relationship between victimization and offending, also referred to as the victim-offender overlap, is widely documented. While crime victims do not always become offenders, most offenders have been victims. The ...
  • Hequembourg, Amy (University of Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions, 2014)
    This presentation was part of the Technical Working Group on Violent Victimization Research, held December 2-3, 2014 in Washington, DC. The presentation defines “sexual minorities” to include lesbian women, gay men, bisexual ...
  • Vasquez, Amanda (Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA), 2019)
    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals are at increased risk for experiencing violence and the negative impacts associated with violence, including stress, PTSD symptoms and injury. ...
  • Menard, Scott (Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University, 2009)
    Research has shown that individuals involved in illegal behavior are more likely to be victims than are those not involved in such activities. The temporal order of the victim-offender relationship has been a focus of ...
  • Weiss, Jonathan; Fardella, Michelle (Frontiers in Psychiatry, 2018)
    This study aimed to describe the self-reported experiences of childhood and adult victimization and perpetration in adults with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) compared to a matched sample, and how victimization and ...
  • Unknown author (Treatment Advocacy Center, 2016)
    Multiple studies have shown that individuals with serious mental illness are especially vulnerable to being victimized. This frequently involves acts such as theft of clothing or money but also includes violent victimization ...