This is the Final Report on a project to develop a database of crime victimization on the Wind River Reservation (WRIR) in Wyoming that will facilitate the efficient and effective delivery of crime victim services.
With access to timely and relevant crime victimization data, victim service providers serving the WRIR, home to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes, could identify patterns of victimization, develop effective interventions, and measure program outcomes. In early 2020, when the third round of the federal Victim of Crime Act – Statistical Analysis Center (VOCA-SAC) partnership grants was announced, the Wyoming VOCA administrator suggested that the Wyoming Statistical Analysis Center (WYSAC) work with the Eastern Shoshone Victim Services Program (ESCSP) to design a project that could improve victim service planning on the WRIR. As suggested by ESVSP, WYSAC invited to join the project two additional victim service providers, Red Paint Alliance (RPA) and Wind River Cares (WRC). Collectively, the five organizations decided to propose a project to identify the data needs of crime victim service providers on the WRIR, determine their data sources, and evaluate the accessibility of the data. The three victim service organizations identified the following four project goals: 1) build and strengthen a partnership among the organizations; 2) recognize key data needs related to crime victimization on the WRIR; 3) determine what crime victimization data are collected and any barriers to access; and 4) develop next steps and future goals for the partnership in accessing and using WRIR crime victimization data. The current report indicates progress made in achieving these goals, the challenges addressed, and the lessons learned. 3 tables and 3 references
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