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Stearns County Sheriff Office Victim Specialist

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $270,000)

This grant award made to Steams County Sheriff Office, is funded under OVC FY 2020 Law Enforcement-Based Victim Specialist Program, Purpose Area 1: Small-Agency, which is designed to develop or enhance and sustain crime victim specialist programs within law enforcement agencies and better coordinate services to victims to more quickly and more effectively serve the victim assistance and compensation needs of all crime victims and inform them of their rights as crime victims. The grantee will serve in a non-uniformed capacity and will be embedded in the investigative unit to be cognizant of all cases reported to the Sheriff Office to provide victim services. The Victim Specialist will be specially trained in victim centered, trauma informed interviewing and care, all facets of victim resources, adverse childhood experiences, and victim aftercare. The SCSO Victim Specialist will fill a countywide void in the treatment of victims to criminal activity, both violent and non-violent. The Victim Specialist will provide the necessary
resources from the initial reporting of the crime, through the introduction of a case into the criminal justice process and the outcome, if any, of the criminal justice process. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020