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Vision 21: Multidisciplinary Responses in Complex Homicide Cases

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This report outlines the efforts of the U.S. Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) to improve services to the family or community impacted in a “complex” homicide case, using the framework of Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Initiative, which is the first comprehensive examination into the crime victims field in 15 years.
This fact sheet describes an OVC-funded project to support the enhancement of multidisciplinary interventions within 24 to 48 hours of a death for some of the most complex cases. These cases may include gang-related homicides, intrafamilial homicides, homicides involving child witnesses, and deaths involving impaired driving or driving under the influence.
Date Created: August 14, 2018