One in five people have been the victim of crime over the past ten years, but less than one in three report receiving help. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) report receiving help from police in less than 20% of cases, and primarily turn to loved ones, health care providers and community-based services. Recent research confirms the long lasting emotional, physical, and financial struggles crime victims endure long past the crime event. Reform of the criminal justice system is necessary, and it is our role as advocates to push for the equally important reform and improvements to ensure safety, recovery, and healing for crime survivors. We need to develop more comprehensive services and supports for victims and survivors and better access for those who traditionally do not seek services. Trauma-informed treatment and recovery resources associated with the crime, prevent future victimization, and reduce criminal behavior. Victim services are both public health and public safety strategies.
This session will look at recent research and reports from victims of crime advisory boards and listening circles that will inform vital reform efforts and shape the future direction of victim services and victim advocacy.
As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
- Recognize criminal justice reforms that affect crime survivors.
- Evaluate feedback from crime survivors about their experiences, needs, and input on criminal justice reform efforts.
- Describe recommendations from survivors and advocates about opportunities for reform and service delivery improvements for crime survivors.
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