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Victims

National Crime Victim’s Rights Week
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Victims of Identity Theft
This report details the number, percentage, and demographic characteristics of victims who experienced one or more incidents of identity theft during a 12-month period. 

Options for Victims  This bulletin provides information to guide victims as they decide what to do after a crime, how to seek justice through the courts, and available resources. 

National Center for Victims of Crime
 Through collaboration with local, state, and federal partners, the National Center:

 Pathway to Healing: A guide to helping victims of crime
by Jayne Crisp and Lisa Lampman

Crimes can occur anywhere at any time, and affect anyone. And when crimes do happen, they leave victims in a state of disbelief and vulnerability. Crime threatens people's safety and security, and in some cases challenges their faith. Pathways to Healing examines the basic stages of crisis and guides you through the process to reach out to those who are hurting.  This biblically based guide provides instruction to help you work with victims—acknowledging the pain, establishing trust, restoring dignity and control, and reconnecting to family and community support. You’ll also find a list of additional resources and general information on key issues and concepts related to crime victimization.


Financial Support for Victims of Crime: A Quick Guide for Corrections and Community Supervision Officers
This brief outlines the roles and ways in which can be used to inform victims of the supports to which they are entitled and how they can pursue restitution, compensation, or other means of financial support. In the case of restitution—where victims are repaid directly by the person who committed the crime against them—repayment establishes a sense of accountability for the person who committed the crime by creating a concrete link between the offense and the harm caused to the victim.

The Vision 21 initiative is the first comprehensive assessment of the victim assistance field in nearly 15 years. It provides a foundation for real change in the role of victim services.

The National Center for Victims of Crime offers Get Help Bulletins. These Bulletins provide basic information on a wide range of crime victim topics to increase awareness of the consequences of victimization and the options and resources available to help victims.

The Vicatrious Trauma Toolkit (VTT) was developed on the premise that exposure to the traumatic experiences of other people—known as vicarious trauma—is an inevitable occupational challenge for the fields of victim services, corrections and chaplains; however, organizations can mitigate the potentially negative effects of trauma exposure by becoming vicarious trauma-informed.
 
The VTT includes tools and resources tailored specifically to these fields that provide the knowledge and skills necessary for organizations to address the vicarious trauma needs of their staff. 

The following articles with recent data from the National Center for Victims of Crime are found in the Members Section of the CMCA Website. 

Assault
Crime And Victimization
CrimeTrends
Elder Victimization
Hate Crime
HumanTrafficking
Intimate Partner Violence
Mass Shootings
School Crime
Sexual Violence
Stalking
Urban Rural
Workplace Violence
Youth Victimization