Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $267,618)
The purpose of this award, funded under the OVC FY 2019 Law Enforcement-Based Victim Specialist Program, is to develop or enhance crime victim specialist programs within law enforcement agencies to better support victims through the criminal justice process including connecting them with community-based direct victim services programs to more quickly and more effectively serve them. The Livingston County Sheriffs Office will hire a Victim Specialist to provide a full range of services to victims and witnesses of crimes through forensic interviewing assistance, emotional support, advocacy, communication, navigating the criminal justice system, identification of service resources, and facilitation of services. The Victim Specialist will begin working with victims at the onset of a criminal case and evaluate each victims unique needs while working with other local agencies and service providers. This projects objective is to provide complete, specialized services to victims in Livingston County. CA/NCF
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