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Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance 2014 Needs Assessment

Show simple item record Lowry, Samantha Reid, Lenna Feeley, Lisa Niedzwiecki, Emily Johnson, Melanie Williamson, Erin 2019-01-28T21:55:30Z 2019-01-28T21:55:30Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation Lowry, Samantha; Reid, Lenna; Feeley, Lisa; Niedzwiecki, Emily; Johnson, Melanie; Williamson, Erin. (2015). Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance 2014 Needs Assessment. Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance, 99 pgs. en_US
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract Although this report is primarily focused on informing the upcoming FY2016 VOCA Request for Response (RFR) process, the purpose of the needs assessment is to ensure that all MOVA programs and services are responsive to the needs of crime victims and service providers in Massachusetts. Therefore, this needs assessment comprised of two core components; surveys and interviews with service providers, and focus groups and phone interviews with crime victims. ICF conducted a statewide survey of service providers to assess the experiences and perspectives of service providers related to the needs of and services provided to crime victims. Following the survey of service providers, ICF conducted follow-up interviews with a small sample of respondents from the survey to better understand the survey findings and gather additional recommendations for improving victim services in Massachusetts. A subset of these services providers, and a few additional providers recommended by MOVA, gathered information on crime victims interested in participating in this project. ICF conducted focus groups and phone interviews with the interested crime victims to add a firsthand account of crime victims experiences with service provision in Massachusetts. This report provides an overview of the methodology and findings from both components of data collection, and offers recommendations for service improvement throughout the Commonwealth. [CVRL Note: Appendices include service provider survey and interview protocols and crime victim focus group and interview protocols.] (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance en_US
dc.subject Needs Assessment en_US
dc.subject Victim Services en_US
dc.subject Practitioners en_US
dc.subject Victim Input en_US
dc.subject VOCA-funded en_US
dc.subject Public Awareness en_US
dc.subject Direct Services en_US
dc.subject Front-line en_US
dc.subject Demographics en_US
dc.subject Culturally Specific en_US
dc.subject Referrals en_US
dc.subject Advocacy en_US
dc.subject Crisis Counseling en_US
dc.subject Compensation Claims en_US
dc.subject Limited English Proficiency en_US
dc.subject Language Needs en_US
dc.subject Disabilities en_US
dc.subject Accessibility en_US
dc.subject Funding en_US
dc.subject Fundraising en_US
dc.subject Training for Service Providers en_US
dc.subject Professional Development en_US
dc.subject Outreach en_US
dc.subject Performance Measures en_US
dc.subject Outcomes Performance Measurement en_US
dc.subject Interagency Collaboration en_US
dc.subject Networking en_US
dc.subject Barriers to Service en_US
dc.subject Housing en_US
dc.subject LGBT en_US
dc.subject Male Victims en_US
dc.subject Community Involvement en_US
dc.subject Staff en_US
dc.subject Transportation en_US
dc.subject Community Violence en_US
dc.subject Witness to Violence en_US
dc.subject Human Trafficking en_US
dc.subject Cultural Humility en_US
dc.subject Legal Aid en_US
dc.subject Disabled en_US
dc.subject Victim Satisfaction en_US
dc.subject Financial Impact en_US
dc.subject Costs of Crime en_US
dc.title Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance 2014 Needs Assessment en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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