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The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit: Tools for Victim Services

April 2017

The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit includes tools and resources tailored specifically to the fields of victim services, emergency medical services, fire services, law enforcement, and other allied professionals, to help organizations mitigate the potentially negative effects of vicarious trauma, the exposure to the traumatic experiences of other people. For more information, visit https://ovc.ojp.gov/program/vtt/introduction.

Procedural Justice Training for Law Enforcement Officers

September 2016

The procedural justice training for law enforcement serves to rebuild community trust and increase legitimacy. Procedural justice focuses on the way police interact with the public, and how these interactions influence crime rates and the public's view of police and willingness to obey the law. Evidence shows that practicing procedural justice can have significant impact on public safety and officer safety. Video run time: 4:28 min.

SANE Program Development and Operation Guide: Patient-Centered Care

August 2016

This video depicts the essential elements of patient-centered care, one of the five key principles of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) care that should be considered when developing a SANE program. The five key principles are patient-centered care, trauma-informed care, evidence-based practice, recognition of community uniqueness, and a multidisciplinary approach. These key principles should guide the development and operation of SANE programs to ensure the provision of comprehensive care to sexual assault patients.

What is the Crime Victims Fund?

March 2016

This video describes the Crime Victims Fund, a major funding source for victim services throughout the Nation that is made up of fines, special assessments, and forfeited bail paid by people who are convicted of federal crimes in U.S. courts around the country. Video run time: 2:34 min.