U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Understanding and Implementing Victim Services Documentation Practices

© rawpixel-com/freepik.com (see reuse policy).
Event Dates

Opportunities to connect crime victims to specialized personnel and services are being missed. Join Office for Victims of Crime Fellow Amy Durall and Meg Garvin, Executive Director of the National Crime Victim Law Institute for this discussion on law enforcement-based victim services.

Effective incorporation of law enforcement-based victim services depends upon a clear understanding of jurisdiction-specific statutes related to the role of victim services personnel. Documentation of interactions with victims and co-victims is a professional responsibility that can lead to comprehensive services and resource connections. Shared access to this documentation can also support compliance with victims’ rights, ongoing engagement, and enhanced investigations.

Information from this webinar can help participants understand the following—

  • Brady disclosure obligations,
  • spontaneous disclosures by victims and co-victims, and
  • victim services personnel documentation practices.

Date Created: July 20, 2023