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

Recommended Resource:  Pathway to Healing: A guide to helping victims of crime

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 Vicarious 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. 

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