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        NCJ 232748

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Core Elements and Challenges

Advisory Committee

An advisory group that represents a cross section of the criminal justice system and social and victim services can be a tremendous asset when gathering data for a needs assessment, seeking qualified staff, devising a program that speaks to local needs, developing a well-thought-out plan of action, coordinating services across disciplines, and otherwise guiding program staff as they implement the program and challenges arise.

Committee members should understand that creating and sustaining law enforcement-based victim services requires adjusting to shifts in victims' needs and in the resources available to support these initiatives.