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Providing Limited Services

CCTV viewing sites may not be identified in time for a community-based victim service protocol to be implemented. Without adequate time to develop a community coalition, the protocol may need to be implemented by a single nonprofit agency coordinating minimal services. These limited services might include—

  • A secure meeting area near the CCTV broadcast location.
  • Legal debriefing.
  • Emotional support during the legal debriefing provided by a multidisciplinary team comprising mental health, victim advocate, and interfaith-based professionals.

With a limited timeframe for planning, adjustments in services must be made. This will require the involvement of fewer agencies than the community collaboration model, even though legally mandated responsibilities will not change.

The following persons or agencies should be involved in the planning and delivery of limited services to victims during a mass violence and terrorism trial:

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