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Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Fact Sheet

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In outlining actions for linking systems of care for children and youth who are crime victims, this fact sheet addresses recommendation number four of Vision 21, which is a demonstration program funded by the U.S. Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) initiated in 2013 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field.
Our Nation’s children and youth continue to experience crime and victimization at alarming rates, these young victims remain underserved, and the systems charged with caring for them provide fragmented and ineffective responses for children and their families. This fact sheet describes efforts to bring healthcare, child welfare, justice, and other systems together to coordinate and align efforts to ensure a timely and seamless response to young victims, their families, and caregivers, no matter the system of entry.
Date Created: August 14, 2018