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Getting Started--Meeting a Need
Setting Up a Safe Haven for Victims
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Building Your Coalition
Developing Task Forces
Providing Limited Services

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Providing Services to Victims Viewing a Trial at Multiple Locations presents a protocol that can be used to provide standardized quality services to victims of mass violence and terrorism during the trial, sentencing, and other court proceedings involving the person(s) charged with committing the crime. It emphasizes the need for coordinating community services through a coalition of providers such as community leaders, criminal justice system and community-based victim/witness advocates, law enforcement officers, school personnel, funding resource representatives, prosecutors, and other professionals and volunteers. Crime victims benefit when comprehensive services are made available by community coalitions; however, a limited service model for communities lacking time or resources to build a coalition is also provided.

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW.
Washington, DC 20531

Alberto R. Gonzales
Attorney General

Regina B. Schofield
Assistant Attorney General

John W. Gillis
Director, Office for Victims of Crime

Office of Justice Programs
Partnerships for Safer Communities

Office for Victims of Crime

NCJ 212293

Preparation of this document was supported by grant number OJP-2001-223F awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The Office for Victims of Crime gratefully acknowledges the members of the criminal justice system, writers, researchers, and other victim service professionals who, through their participation in previous trials, made important contributions toward the development of this publication. The opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in this document are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Office for Victims of Crime is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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