Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $950,000)
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is committed to enhancing the nations capacity to assist crime victims and provide leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. The OVC FY 2018 Advancing Hospital-Based Victim Services Demonstration Initiative seeks to improve linkages between the victim services field and hospitals and other medical facilities to increase support for victims of crime, improve victim outcomes, reduce chances of further victimization, and provide dedicated technical assistance resources to support these efforts.
With this award, the Swedish Covenant Hospital will expand its hospital-based programming to improve supports for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking using evidence-based models and practices with victim-centered approaches. OVC funding will enhance training and access to equipment for staff, provide care for victims to reduce re-traumatization and support legal outcomes, enhance crisis intervention services to ensure victim safety and access to services and improve connections to long-term supports that allow victims to begin their physical, emotional and financial recovery. CA/NCF