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OPD Victim Specialist Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $450,000)

This grant award made to City of Oakland Police Department, is funded under OVC FY 2020 Law Enforcement-Based Victim Specialist Program Purpose Area 2: Mid-Sized 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 support one full-time Victim Specialist (VS) to work across all units of the Criminal Investigation Division. The VS will coordinate facilitation of information and resources for victims of crime across sections and units, disseminate information to staff; ensure victims and survivors are connected to the community support services they need and deserve; and provide continued support and advocacy as cases move through the criminal justice system. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020