Office for Victims of Crime
Community-level Replication Guide
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About This Guide


OVC would like to acknowledge the following people and organizations for their contributions to this project and the replication guide:

  • Linda Riddle, Katy Eagle, and Paula Morton of Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs (DAIP) of Duluth, Minnesota, as well as DAIP partners Erin Fontaine of Access North, Kelly Kurtz of the Program to Aid Victims of Sexual Assault, Amanda Gigliotti of Access North Center for Independent Living, Sterling Harris of Programs for Aid of Victims of Sexual Assault, and Sandy Moore and Dianne Naus of the Minnesota Disability Law Center.
  • Lois Galgay Reckitt and Meg London of Family Crisis Services (FCS) in Portland, Maine, along with FCS partners Fay Luppi of the Violence Intervention Project, Commander Vern Malloch of the South Portland Police Department, Deputy Chief Amy Berry of the South Portland Police Department, and Dennis Fitzgibbons of the Alpha One Center for Independent Living.
  • Stephanie Smith-Bowman, Heather Herron Murphy, and Maytal Russ of the Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO)—OhioHealth of Columbus, Ohio, along with SARNCO partners Gail Heller and Sandy Allen of CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence, Donna Foster of the Governor's Council on People with Disabilities, Krystal Martin of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, and Denise Blackburn-Smith of the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
  • Wendie Abramson, Katharine Brouillette, Heather Kamper, Dianne King, and Shell Schwartz of SafePlace.

This replication guide was developed using a number of resources created by SafePlace, and others as noted, under the direction of OVC staff and the OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center, which assists victim service providers, advocates, and other allied professionals in learning new skills and adopting best practices that will enhance their abilities to provide quality victim services.

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This product was supported by cooperative agreement number 2007–VF–GX–K037, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides federal leadership in developing the Nation’s capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found on its Web site.

U.S. Department of Justice
Eric H. Holder Jr., Attorney General

Office of Justice Programs
Mary Lou Leary, Acting Assistant Attorney General

Office for Victims of Crime
Joye E. Frost, Acting Director