OVC funds programs and initiatives to ensure that victim-centered services are available and accessible to help crime victims find their justice. One example is the Law Enforcement-Based Victim Services (LEV) project, which seeks to develop or enhance victim assistance programs in law enforcement agencies.
Law enforcement-based victim advocates can validate the needs of crime victims, ensure they know what their rights are and understand their options, and help them navigate the justice system.
Three new videos are now available to help your agency learn about LEV and the benefits of incorporating LEV into your daily operations.
- An Overview video provides a high-level overview of key elements of law enforcement-based victim services.
- A Key Considerations video discusses what agencies should consider when developing, sustaining, and growing law enforcement-based victim services.
- An Agency Incorporation video guides agencies in effectively incorporating victim services into an agency’s overall response to crime victims.
The LEV project is operated by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, through funding from OVC.
Visit the LEV website for publications, webinars, and other tools to help your agency ensure victims of crime are connected with critical information and services.