Events

Upcoming Events

Understanding and Implementing Victim Services Documentation Practices in Law Enforcement Agencies

Incorporating law enforcement-based victim services can help promote victim-centered, trauma-informed practices throughout the agency and the community it serves. Victim services personnel can provide a wide range of services that align with the responsibilities of sworn personnel. Collaborative responses can encourage ongoing engagement of victims and co-victims and help them navigate multiple complex systems to meet their needs.

Assessing Readiness for Incorporating Victim Services into Law Enforcement Agencies

Agency readiness is a crucial component of successfully incorporating law enforcement-based victim services. Agency personnel must clearly understand their expected contributions and associated policies for their assigned responsibilities. Effectively preparing for and communicating these expectations can contribute to long-term sustainability.

Strategic Planning for Sustainable Victim Services

Successful incorporation of law enforcement-based victim services is contingent upon a commitment to ongoing strategic planning. Effective agency communication channels, comprehensive and relevant policies, and staff development are key contributors to this effort. Assessment of victim services personnel capacity and options for expansion of response efforts can contribute to meeting the needs of victims and co-victims.

Essential Training for Effective Incorporation of Victim Services

Law enforcement-based victim services can highlight personnel differences in ethical approaches and decision-making around shared responsibilities.

Using Research to Enhance Incorporation of Victim Services

Research can provide agencies with objective data, evaluation of that data, and examples to base foundational decisions for incorporating law enforcement-based victim services.

Ask Us Anything About Effective Incorporation of Victim Services

Incorporating law enforcement-based victim services can be an exciting adventure that sparks robust conversations.

Past Events

Law Enforcement Responses to Large-Scale Demonstrations: A National Convening of Key Stakeholders

Register now! Please join the COPS Office, the National Policing Institute, and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) for a virtual convening to explore the complex issues associated with managing today's mass demonstrations and protests and their impact on communities.