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New Resources for Law Enforcement to Support Victims' Access to Compensation

New Resources for Law Enforcement to Support Victims' Access to Compensation

Law enforcement officers play a critical role in assisting victims of crime. In many cases, law enforcement officers are the only justice system personnel with whom victims of crime interact.

It is therefore vital that officers have tools and training so they can communicate information about victim compensation and other services to victims of crime.

To assist law enforcement agencies, the International Association of Chiefs of Police created Law Enforcement's Role in Victim Compensation. This project was developed in partnership with the Police Foundation and the National Center for Victims of Crime, and with funding support from OVC.

Law Enforcement's Role in Victim Compensation offers training videos and companion guides customized for first responders, investigators, and law enforcement leaders. Materials also include frequently asked questions about victim compensation, customizable resources to assist your agency, and more.

(Posted October 9, 2018)

Date Created: November 13, 2019