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Reduction of State Victim Compensation Disparities in Disadvantaged Crime Victims Through Active Outreachand Assistance: A Randomized Trial

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dc.contributor.author Alvidrez, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Shumway, Martha
dc.contributor.author Boccellari, Alicia
dc.contributor.author Green, Jon Dean
dc.contributor.author Kelly, Vanessa
dc.contributor.author Merrill, Gregory
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-10T21:19:32Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-10T21:19:32Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Alvidrez, Jennifer; Shumway, Marth; Boccellari, Alicia; Green, Jon Dean; Kelly, Vanessa; Merrill, Gregory. (2008). Reduction of State Victim Compensation Disparities in Disadvantaged Crime Victims Through Active Outreachand Assistance: A Randomized Trial. American Journal of Public Health, 98(5), 8 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/pdfplus/10.2105/AJPH.2007.113639
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1749
dc.description.abstract Objectives. We examined whether providing active outreach and assistance to crime victims as part of comprehensive psychosocial services reduced dis-parities in access to state compensation funds.Methods. We analyzed data from a randomized trial of injured crime victims (N = 541) and compared outcomes from comprehensive psychosocial services with usual community care. We examined the impact of outreach and assistance on disparities in applying for victim compensation by testing for interactions between victim characteristics and treatment condition in logistic regression analyses. Results. Victims receiving comprehensive services were much more likely to apply for victim compensation than were victims receiving usual care. Comprehensive services decreased disparities associated with younger age, lower levels of education, and homelessness. Conclusions. State-level victim compensation funds are available to help individuals recover physically, psychologically, and financially from crime victimization. However, few crime victims apply for victim compensation, and there are particularly low application rates among young, male, ethnic minority, and physical assault victims. Active outreach and assistance can address disparities in access to victim compensation funds for disadvantaged populations and should be offered more widely to victims of violent crime. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Journal of Public Health en_US
dc.subject Randomized Trial en_US
dc.subject Violent Crime en_US
dc.subject Interpersonal Violence en_US
dc.subject Victimization en_US
dc.subject Victims en_US
dc.subject Survivors en_US
dc.subject Compensation en_US
dc.subject Victim Compensation en_US
dc.subject Trauma Recovery Centers en_US
dc.subject Case Management en_US
dc.subject Restitution en_US
dc.subject Financial Assistance en_US
dc.subject Vulnerable Populations en_US
dc.subject Underserved Populations en_US
dc.subject Outreach en_US
dc.subject Disparities en_US
dc.subject Direct Services en_US
dc.subject Front-line en_US
dc.title Reduction of State Victim Compensation Disparities in Disadvantaged Crime Victims Through Active Outreachand Assistance: A Randomized Trial en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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