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Victim Service Delivery: Illinois Providers’ Perspectives on Victim Service Barriers and Agency Capacity

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dc.contributor.author Houston-Kolnik, Jaclyn
dc.contributor.author Vasquez, Amanda
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-06T21:02:36Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-06T21:02:36Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Houston-Kolnik, Jaclyn; Vasquez, Amanda L. (2017). Victim Service Delivery: Illinois Providers’ Perspectives on Victim Service Barriers and Agency Capacity. Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, 46 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.icjia.state.il.us/assets/articles/Illinois_Victim_Service_Delivery_Capacity_020618.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/875
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract 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 ICJIA’s strategic plan to establish victim service funding priorities for use of S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) funds. The larger project included a review of existing literature, an analysis of administrative data, and surveys and discussions with victims and their family members, victim service providers, and criminal justice practitioners…This report focuses on provider capacity, barriers, and strategies to address victim need and providers’ vision for the future of victim services. The report begins with a review of relevant research literature, followed by the study methodology and limitations. Next, the results of the study are presented, ending with a discussion of the findings and implications for policy and practice…Victim service providers expressed hope for the future of victims services, that agency capacity would be restored, allowing them to expand their services to reach even more victims and to provide additional services. Providers spoke consistently about the importance of prevention work and how more flexible funding could enable them to resume past prevention work or to expand the scope of their work to include prevention. They also had a strong desire to seek out new settings that might be appropriate for victim services and to incorporate the use of new strategies into their program design to reach victims unlikely to seek out or access services due to barriers. (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority en_US
dc.subject Survey Results en_US
dc.subject Focus Group en_US
dc.subject Outreach en_US
dc.subject Funding en_US
dc.subject Gaps in Service en_US
dc.subject Public Awareness en_US
dc.subject Barriers to Service en_US
dc.subject Barriers to Reporting en_US
dc.subject Burnout en_US
dc.subject Policy en_US
dc.subject Victim Input en_US
dc.subject Professional Development en_US
dc.subject Underserved Populations en_US
dc.subject Practitioners en_US
dc.subject Compassion Fatigue
dc.subject Vicarious Trauma
dc.subject Secondary Traumatic Stress
dc.subject Indirect Trauma
dc.title Victim Service Delivery: Illinois Providers’ Perspectives on Victim Service Barriers and Agency Capacity en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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