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Victim Services in Rural Law Enforcement
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        NCJ 232748

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Overview of Activities

More details about each of the 17 sites' grant activities can be found in Site Summaries.

Numerous sites faced increasing populations and rising crime rates without a parallel rise in law enforcement and victim service resources. Population size of other sites remained unchanged, but they suffered from a shortage of victim services. For example, some indicated that although domestic violence was their most frequently reported crime, their communities lacked resources to address the specialized needs of these victims. For these and other reasons, sites developed law enforcement-based victim service initiatives. This section looks across sites at needs assessment methods and results, program variations, impact, and sustainability.