Expanding the Circle to Reach Young Victims of Crime
Our Nation's children and youth experience crime and victimization at alarming rates. The OVC-funded Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth demonstration project brings statewide systems together to coordinate efforts that ensure a timely and seamless response for children and their families.
One of the grantees in this project, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, recently released a series of articles to commemorate 2018 National Crime Victims' Rights Week and this year's theme–Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims.
These articles, authored by Linking Systems of Care Steering Committee members, discuss how their field seeks to "expand the circle" and "reach all victims" in vulnerable populations and how this work ties into the goals of the project.
Visit the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges site to read the articles, including several that were authored by OVC fellows:
- National Crime Victims' Rights Week, by Chris Newlin, National Children's Advocacy Center
- Healing and Trauma of Vietnamese Refugee Women, by Tuyet Duong, OVC Fellow
- Listening To A Child's Needs - Maybe They Know More Than We Do, by Deanee' Johnson, Ph.D., OVC Fellow
- Expanding the Circle of Those Being Heard and Being Healed: Most Harmed, Least Helped - Young Men of Color, by Aswad Thomas, MSW, Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice
- Expanding the Circle to Include Males: Moving Beyond Shame, by Peter Pollard, OVC Fellow
- Well-Being as a Common Frame for Practice and Policy for Young People Who Have Experienced Crime and Victimization, by Lyman Legters, Casey Family Programs, and Clare Anderson, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago