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Expanding Services To Reach Victims of Identity Theft and Financial Fraud

NCJ Number
230590
Date Published
Annotation
This online publication from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, discusses establishing and/or expanding services to victims of identity theft and fraud.
Abstract
Identity theft and financial fraud are increasingly common crimes, but few resources exist to prepare victim service providers to help victims of these crimes. This e-publication showcases the efforts of four OVC grantees to expand the reach of their services to victims of identity theft and fraud. The publication includes a number of practical tools for developing an intake process and case handling protocols; training staff, pro bono attorneys, law enforcement, and other professionals; and staging an effective public awareness outreach campaign. In addition, each of the grantees offer many self-help materials to enable victims to become better self-advocates.
Date Created: October 28, 2010