Term Specialized Crime Victim Assistance
Code FN-1900.8100
Definition Programs, usually provided by community agencies and independent of the police, that provide a variety of supportive services for victims of specific crimes and their families, particularly when related to family or sexual violence such as child abuse, sexual assault and elder abuse. Services may target specific groups such as children/youth, immigrants/refugees, Native Americans or other ethnospecific populations, and can include general emotional support, crisis counseling, and information about and assistance with police and court proceedings. Services may be available whether or not the victim has reported the crime to police.
Created 1/12/21
Changed 1/12/21
Use References Crime Specific Victim Assistance
See Also References
External Classification Terms Law Enforcement (UW
Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (AIRS LE-450)
Legal/Public Safety (CAN LP-450)
Legal Services (NPC I05)
Personal Safety (ACH E-01)
Victims' Services (NTE P62)
Related Concepts Advocacy/Rights Protection
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Community-based Help for Victims of Family and Sexual Violence", British Columbia government website, https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/justice/criminal-justice/bcs-criminal-justice-system/understanding-criminal-justice/key-parts/victim-services/victim-service-programs

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