Bridging the Gap: Providing Victim Outreach Services Through the Pretrial Phase

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Duration
60 Minutes

Originally Aired
April 7, 2021

Lindsey Dixon
Supervisor
Denver Pretrial Services

The presentation will provide an overview of the previously Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funded grant project that is now permanently funded by the Denver Police Department. The project, now called the Pretrial Victim Services Unit, is a collaboration of the Victim Assistance Unit within the Denver Police Department and Denver Pretrial Services and is the first of its kind in the country. This new unit aims to address a gap in the criminal justice system and enhance victim advocacy outreach and supports to victims of domestic violence during the pretrial phase of a case. Victims now receive ongoing information regarding pretrial supervision terms and conditions imposed at the time of the first appearance through the end of the prosecution of the case. Real time notifications of supervisory violations put victims in contact with advocates who can use this information to empower victims and help them safety plan. Victim Advocates from this unit work in collaboration with law enforcement, prosecutorial victim advocates, pretrial services officers, and many other agencies, providing a more comprehensive, continuous and higher quality of support to victims.

Objectives

As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe pretrial services offered by the Pretrial Victim Services Unit.
  • Evaluate lessons learned during the VOCA grant funded project.
  • Recognize the importance of collaboration between victim advocacy and prosecutor’s offices.

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