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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

BJS Releases Services for Crime Victims, 2019

      WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics today released Services for Crime Victims, 2019.  This report presents statistics from the first-ever National Survey of Victim Service Providers, which collected detailed information about the victim service field in 2019.  The report presents statistics on five types of victim service providers (VSPs) that provided crime victims assistance in 2019:  nonprofit or faith-based; governmental; hospital, medical or emergency; campus; and tribal.  The report examines by all VSPs and by VSP-type the average number of services provided, type of services most commonly provided, gaps in services, and organizations that commonly referred victims to VSPs for assistance.

      TITLE:   Services for Crime Victims, 2019 (NCJ 300741)

      AUTHORS:  BJS Statisticians Alexandra Thompson and Rachel E. Morgan, Ph.D.;
                            Heather B. Warnken, J.D., LL.M., Visiting Fellow (former), U.S. Department
                            of Justice (BJS and Office for Victims of Crime); and
                            BJS Statistician Barbara A. Oudekerk, Ph.D. (former)

      WHERE:  bjs.ojp.gov

      The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States.  Doris J. James is the acting director.

      The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law.  More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.

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OFFICE:  bjs.ojp.gov
CONTACT:  Tannyr Watkins at 202-532-3923 or Tannyr.M.Watkins@ojp.usdoj.gov

Date Created: October 6, 2021