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FUNDED IN PART by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, with the U.S. Department of Justice

 

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CANDO PROJECT DIRECTOR
Nora Baladerian
Nora Baladerian, Ph.D.

The CAN Do! project: dedicated to improved outcomes for victims and improved risk reduction under our strategy of "Building Stronger Networks."


JOIN US "ANY TIME AND ONLINE" FOR
Online Professional Training on Abuse and Disabilities!

Over 500 people have participated in our US Department of Justice (Office of Victims of Crime) first-ever Online Professional Training Conference on Abuse and Disabilities. Significant CEU credit included for many professions, thanks to our partner IVAT.

The training covers abuse across the life-course as it affects children and adults with disabilities. You and your colleagues can take advantage of the enormous resources this conference provides without leaving your desk. Or join from your home computer NOW! Y You will have total access to all the conference content until August 2005, as if you were attending LIVE!. Our Faculty and our 500 participants are a powerful network for you.


Featured Resource

First Response to Victims of Crime: (Will open in a new window. Just close the window to return to this page.)
A Handbook for Law Enforcement Officers on How To Approach and Help Elderly Victims, Victims of Sexual Assault, Child Victims, Victims of Domestic Violence, and Survivors of Homicide Victims

From the Introduction:
The purpose of this handbook is to help law enforcement officers better understand and meet the needs of victims of crime, particularly during the first response period. Specifically, this handbook addresses issues that arise during the initial contact between officers and victims. How law enforcement first responds to victims is critical in determining how victims cope, first with the immediate crisis and, later, with their recovery from the crime. In addition, the first response can strongly influence victims' subsequent participation in the investigation and prosecution of the crime. Finally, victims who have had a positive experience with law enforcement will be more likely to report future offenses. In this way, a good first response to victims by officers ultimately increases the overall effectiveness of law enforcement.

The publication described is available online at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/publications/infores/firstrep/welcome.html
It can also be requested by phone or e-mail.
For copies of this guide and/or additional information, please contact:

Office for Victims of Crime Resource Center (OVCRC)
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Telephone: 1-800-627-6872 or 301-519-5500

E-mail orders for print publications to puborder@ncjrs.org
Refer to publication number: NCJ 176971