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In response to the Administration’s 2010 National Drug Control Strategy, the U.S. Department of Justice established the Federal Interagency Task Force on Drug Endangered Children (DEC).The DEC Task Force Federal Partnerships Subcommittee conducted an assessment of promising practices in the field and of training modules provided by federal, state, local, tribal, and community-based providers across the country. This toolkit is a compilation of many of those practices for your use, separated into three categories: (1) increasing DEC awareness, (2) fostering community collaboration and (3) creating a more effective response.
This chart outlines elements of the Victims of Crime Act. The Crime Victims Fund (the Fund) was established by the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984. The Fund is financed by fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders, not from tax dollars.
As part of developing model standards, the Office for Victims of Crime has developed a list of glossary terms for information about specific standards applicable to those terms.
The goal of the Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative, supported by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, is to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. Beginning in 2010, and continuing over 18 months, Vision 21 projects examined the current framework of the victim assistance field in the United States and explored new and existing challenges facing the field.
A listing from the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance of the 2018 grantees who were awarded funds by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. States and programs awarded the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program grants are listed along with amounts awarded.
The list of publications are recommended regarding supporting children of substance-abusing parents. The list of citations and abstracts was compiled by the national Criminal Justice Reference Service.
This list of publications from the National Justice Reference Service was created to share information about programs that may support VOCA dollars to support drug endangered children. This resource is a list of citations.
This resource describes the 1998 Adverse Childhood Experiences study. It discusses that science of the study, prevelance and impact of adverse childhood experiences. It also decribes the neurobiology of trauma and stress.
A resource for professionals that describes the best practices of Child Forensic Interviewing. This bulletin developed by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides the purpose, historical context, stages of interviews, considerations and tips for forensic interviewers when working with children.
This e-publication provides guidelines and suggestions to help victim service practitioners and program administrators improve the quality and consistency of their response to crime victims. Select from the Program Standards, Competency Standards, and Ethical Standards buttons below or use the menu on the left to learn more about the purpose and scope of the standards; how to use the standards to improve crime. victim/survivor survivors; and terms, definitions, and resources related to the standards.