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Utilizing Intelligence Led Policing to Allocate Dedicated Victim Services to High Crime Areas

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $507,733)

Through the FY 2018 Law Enforcement-Based Direct Victim’s Services and Technical Assistance Program, OVC seeks to support projects that will develop or enhance and sustain direct victim assistance service programs within law enforcement-based systems and better coordinate partnerships with community-based programs to serve the broader needs and rights of all crime victims. Funding under this program will support direct victim assistance service grants to state, tribal, and local law enforcement agencies in small, mid-sized, and large jurisdictions to hire staff to develop new or enhance existing law enforcement-based victim service programs.

With this award, the Pasco County Sherriff’s Office (PCSO) will continue expansion and development of its Victim Advocate Unit by hiring two staff (a Victim Advocate and a Victim Services Specialist), to work closely with the Intelligence-Led Policing Unit section, Community Outreach, and others to ensure access and availability of additional victim services within the area. PCSO will also ensure that each of these positions is appropriately trained and adequately equipped to perform the respective daily duties.


Date Created: September 25, 2018